When News Breaks Bad: UGC in the Newsroom

  • Friday – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
  • Conference room

User-generated content is an increasingly valuable resource for journalists but also a potential source of well-intentioned missteps. In 2015 alone, terrorism, natural disasters and forced relocations brought traumatic first-person experiences up close and personal to journalists far from the scene. We’ll have a fascinating discussion on how to approach the ethics around UGC, with examples from recent breaking news events.

A video archive of this session is available here. The video is free for ONA members. Not a member? Click here to join.



Fergus Bell - News Consultant, Dig Deeper Media
@fergb | http://digdeepermedia.com

Mandy Jenkins - Head of News, Storyful
@mjenkins | http://storyful.com/

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