Digital Identities, powered by Google News Initiative returns to India with an expanded three-city programme and a new format. We invite journalists to join this innovative one-day development workshop. You’ll learn how to test your story ideas on social media and scale them from concept to reality. The workshops will run in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai in May 2018. Please register for the free workshop using the form below.
Do you want to take a deep-dive into themes like culture, politics and development? In this one-day workshop, you will develop an action plan to raise awareness of your stories online and capture audience attention.
We’ll explore new engagement models that yield powerful outcomes: from the use of memes to the compelling narratives of episodic content like podcasts. Google News Initiative will provide a digital tools workshop to help journalists strengthen their online news gathering and reporting. The sessions will also feature lightning talks from international journalists who have published stories that have led to real impact, using the approaches presented in this workshop.
Neha Dixit, Independent Journalist.
Neha’s work has been published by Al Jazeera, NYTimes, Smithsonian, Caravan and other publications.
Who should attend:
This free workshop is open to independent journalists, editorial teams, fact-checkers, product owners, community managers and hyperlocal publishers. We encourage participants to come with story ideas that you can explore in the workshop.
About this edition of Digital Identities powered by Google News Initiative:
This edition of Digital Identities is inspired by the experiments conducted by our previous participants. Since 2016, we’ve engaged more than one hundred and fifty journalists from eight countries, many of whom have conducted radical experiments and produced powerful stories. From Canada to India, these stories have been published on platforms that have a combined reach of a 100 million and they continue to inspire national conversations on issues such as gender, integration and politics.
The workshop programme:
When and Where: These workshops will take place Delhi (May 28), Mumbai (May 30) and Chennai (June 1). Please register for the free workshop in your city using the form below.
|0930||Arrival and coffee|
|1000||Part 1: The evolution of conversation, from comments to chaos|
|You will learn how to test your story idea on social media and scale it from concept to reality. We’ll look at several case studies and you will start to develop a personal plan of action. Google News Initiative will also provide a digital tools workshop for newsgathering and reporting and we introduce our first speaker.|
|1330||What does audience participation mean to you?|
|Previous participants have consistently told us that this workshop is a valuable opportunity to think through ideas, something that isn’t possible in a hectic newsroom. This is why we’ve introduced a new segment – breakout sessions for participants to take a deep dive into specific issues such as culture, politics and development.|
|1415||Part 2: What happens when your readers form a community?|
|What are the rules of engagement when your readers start talking to each other online and may turn on you? We’ll explore strategies to capture audience attention and manage risk, especially if you story focuses on a contentious theme.|
|1515||Part 3: Design your innovation experiment – what’s your story idea?||In this segment we look at emerging trends in impact journalism, including new digital tools and storytelling techniques. You’ll be taken through a step-by-step process to consolidate what you’ve learnt so far and design an experiment to test your story idea using social media.|
|1600||Final lighting talk and Q&A with international journalists|
Register your place:
The workshop is free, but as space is limited it is essential to RSVP. We encourage participants to come with story ideas. A maximum of four employees per organisation can take part.