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Scoopcamp 2017: opportunities of digital transformation

Keynotes to outline trends, developments and personal projects during international meet-up

The upcoming ninth scoop camp on September 28, 2017 will highlight blurred distinctions between newsrooms and social media, start-ups and established media companies and those between journalists and users. This comes amid ongoing digitalisation with new opportunities for storytelling. The conference is organised by and Deutsche-Presse Agentur dpa in co-operation with Google News Lab, die mh:n digital GmbH and Zeit Online.

Keynote on fake news

Jigar Mehta, an expert on online videos, storytelling and digital strategies, will give a keynote on the status quo of online videos and the resulting opportunities. Mehta will also be presented with this year’s “scoop Award”. Mehta is Senior Vice President Video of Fusion Media Group in San Francisco, which targets young, cosmopolitan, multi-cultural groups with intelligent online journalism. Osagie Alonge, Managing Director of Pulse Nigeria, will outline the latest challenges facing the online news service. Vasily Gatov, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, will give a keynote on fake news while Orit Kopel, who is launching the Wikitribune with Jimmy Wales – founder of Wikipedia – in September, will give insight into the platform. The company aims to brings journalists and volunteers together to offer evidence-based journalism.

Design Thinking at Zeit online

Delegates will also work on various trending issues in 60-minute group sessions. Michael Schultheiß and Holger Wiebe, Zeit Online, will talk about “Conversational UI – Design Thinking at Zeit Online‘: How to find 30 new ideas in three hours.” Isabelle Sonnenfeld, Google News Lab, will hold a workshop entitled “German Bundestag Elections 2017 – checking facts and trends”. The speeches will be followed by a closing discussion on current conditions for media start-ups.

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