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User-generated content in online news: how to and how not to use it

User-generated content in online news: how to and how not to use it

Pete Brown and Claire Wardle have studied the usage of user-generated content (UGC) across eight major international news companies. At the panel discussion “User-generated content in online news: the good, the bad and the very ugly“, together with the editors of The Guardian and The New York Times, they expressed their concerns about weak UGC policies in the media. User-generated content:...
Top five digital tools for journalists

Top five digital tools for journalists

Several workshops at the International Journalism Festival were dedicated to the latest digital trends and tools. Here is a brief overview of the experts’ tips on useful apps and strategies for reporting, social media planning, data presentation, and self-publishing. 1. Live-stream on Twitter via Periscope One of the highly recommended new tools is Periscope. This app, recently acquired by Twitter, allows...
Edward Snowden: "Journalism is one of the most effective leverages we still have"

Edward Snowden: “Journalism is one of the most effective leverages we still have”

Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras on Friday joined via video the panel discussion “Snowden and the debate on surveillance versus privacy” at the International Journalism Festival 2015 in Perugia. Together with Ben Wizner (Snowden’s lawyer, ACLU), Patrizio Gonnella (president CILD), Andrea Menapace (director CILD), and Fabio Chiusi (journalist and author), they discussed how media can affect the global debate on surveillance versus...
News on mobile platforms: trends and best practices

News on mobile platforms: trends and best practices

Robb Montgomery, multimedia consultant and founder of Smart Film School, discussed the trends in mobile-first content and best practices in the field during his workshop at the International Journalism Festival’15 in Perugia. Robb Montgomery, pioneer and expert in mobile reporting, is consulting the major media companies, such as CNN, The New York Times and Radio...
Search the net as a professional: tips from Google News Lab

Search the net as a professional: tips from Google News Lab

Matt Cooke, representative of Google News Lab, opened the series of Google workshops at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia. The speaker introduced advanced Google search tools and databases useful for journalists and media companies. Do you know how to use Google? This question might seem even offensive. “Yes, of course, I can google, thank...