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News Impact Summit London

Include George Arnett, Data Journalist, The Guardian; Charlie Beckett, Director, Polis at LSE - see the full list of speakers below
10:00am, Friday 5 June 2015
Sheikh Zayed Theatre – London School Of Economics and Political Science (LSE) New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 2AE
  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN via the News Impact Summit website. On Friday 5 June 2015, the fifth edition of the News Impact Summit (NIS London) will be held on the campus of LSE – London School of Economics and Political Science – in the heart of London in the United Kingdom. The NIS London will centre on the theme “The Social Impact of Digital Storytelling” and will shed light on how digital age journalism plays a role in the resulting social impact, whether it is during the general election, natural disasters, or humanitarian conflicts. The Reuters Institute is a partner of this event organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC), the News Lab at Google, and LSE’s Polis think-tank. This one full-day public event will feature some of the best practices in digital news reporting, data-driven storytelling, and user-generated content (UGC) investigation from all around the world. The event brings together leading journalists and media experts from diverse backgrounds including international and UK media, independent journalism organisations, and advocacy groups. Participants will have an opportunity to join the debate with the experts and attend the skills training workshops on topics varying from internet research and UGC investigation to free geo tools such as Google Earth, Maps, and Street View. Sign up now for this free event open to all journalists, editors, newsroom managers, journalism trainers, J-school students, and other stakeholders. (Lunch and drinks will be offered free of charge. Limited seats available.) Speakers: George Arnett, Data Journalist, The Guardian Charlie Beckett, Director, Polis at LSE Wendy Betts, Director of eyeWitness, The International Bar Association John Burn-Murdoch, Data Journalist, The Financial Times Matt Cooke, European Lead, News Lab at Google Evangeline de Bourgoing, Programme Manager, Global Editors Network Christoph Koettl, Adviser on Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty International Jason Mills, Head of Digital, ITV News  Paul Myers, Researcher, BBC Gavin Rees, Director, Dart Centre Europe Allison Rockey, Engagement Editor, Wilfried Ruetten, Director, European Journalism Centre Frédérik Ruys, Data journalist for ‘Netherlands from Above’, VPRO  George Sargent, Producer, Thomson Reuters  Rina Tsubaki, European Journalism Centre Julia Ziemer, Polis at LSE and many more! Visit the News Impact Summit Website to view the most up to date programme