KEYNOTE: The Story of Digital Media

  • Saturday - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Centennial Ballrooms D+E
  • #ONA16story

Unique and experimental in its focus, structure and revenue stream, the two-year-old social news-wire project uses social media platforms as a home for real-time news reporting and live fact-checking, with a team of reporters based in Europe, North America and Asia, and seemingly deep-pocket support from billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar as part of his First Look Media. But, after garnering enviable sources, a loyal audience and acclaim, is suspending operations. Founder Andy Carvin and his team will offer a candid look into many of the issues that newsrooms across the world are dealing with today: how to create a nimble and responsive social team to address breaking news, how to support distributed teams, how to fund social news operations and more.

Video interview with Andy Carvin:

— This session has live video

— This session has recorded audio


P. Kim Bui - Deputy Managing Editor,
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Andy Carvin - Editor-in-Chief,
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Asteris Masouras - Anchor / Producer,
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Marina Petrillo - Social Journalist,
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Mathew Ingram - Senior Writer, Fortune
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