Digital Identities, powered by Google News Lab, invites journalists to join an innovative one-day development workshop. You’ll learn how to use the power of social media, consider new digital storytelling techniques and develop ideas to build trust with readers and capture audience attention. The workshops will run in The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and India in April and May 2017. Register for a workshop in your country using the form below.
No more forced errors, no more hasty and unstructured experiments. In this free, one-day workshop you will explore a choice of engagement models to share your process and values with readers. We will help you design and run an experiment to increase the lifecycle of your stories online. Google News Lab will provide a digital tools workshop to help journalists strengthen their online newsgathering and reporting. Each session features lightning talks from international journalists who are using social media and online tools to engage readers from the hyperlocal to global. This includes The Observer (UK), VPRO (The Netherlands), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), The Local (Sweden), The Atlantic’s CityLab, Portsmouth Star and Crescent (UK) and The Quint (India). Pioneering Indian YouTuber Sumukhi Suresh will join us for the European workshops.
Who should attend:
This free workshop is open to editorial teams, product owners, community managers and hyperlocal publishers. No prior experience of social media or digital storytelling is necessary.
Where: The sessions will take place in Amsterdam – April 24, Copenhagen – April 26, Oslo – April 28 and New Delhi – May 17. Please register for the session in your country using the form below.
|0930||Arrival and coffee|
|1000||Build your digital ecosystem:|
|The three pillars to build trust: People, Context and Conversations|
|Google News Lab – tools for newsgathering and reporting|
|1330||Manage your personal digital identity|
|Do you want to share your values and process online?|
|1430||Experiments to extend the lifecycle of your story online|
|1530||Lightning talks and Q&A with international journalists|
What you will achieve:
– Understand how to build trust on social media: People, Context and Conversations
– Explore case studies on how to engage with communities on complex themes
– Learn how stories are shared using a multi-format and multi-channel strategy
– Take the first steps to create or improve your personal Digital Identities online
About the Digital Identities framework:
After 7 years and workshops in 10 countries, the Digital Identities framework has seen success working with media, culture and corporate professionals.Last year a leading Dutch broadcaster used the framework to run their most successful campaign of the summer. In the UK, we supported an editorial team from a national newspaper to double the visitor numbers to a vertical in just three months. We helped a hyperlocal news website develop an informant network that has helped them break news stories, attracting national media coverage.
Praise for the Digital Identities workshop:
Editor – Property, Telegraph Media Group, UK
Commissioning Editor, VPRO, The Netherlands
Head of Commercial Content, The Local, Sweden
Register your place:
The workshop is free, but as space is limited but it is essential to RSVP. It is open to editorial teams, product owners, community managers and hyperlocal publishers. No prior experience of social media or digital storytelling is necessary. A maximum of four employees per organisation can take part.