News | Friday, 13th October 2017
Journalism students head to News Impact Summit
The University is an official media partner for the European Journalism Centre and Google News Lab event
Manchester Metropolitan University is proud to be an official media partner for the forthcoming News Impact Summit in Manchester.
News Impact is a series of free innovation journalism events developed by the European Journalism Centre and powered by the Google News Lab.
Manchester’s News Impact Summit (Thursday 2nd November) will discuss the idea that ‘The Future of News is Community’, focusing on how newsrooms interact with their communities, and ways that technology and innovative engagement strategies can build a sustainable news environment.
Journalism students from Manchester Metropolitan University will take part in workshops, help to deliver publicity and conduct interviews with international keynote speakers from the media world.
“Our budding young journalists are excited to get involved in the debate and hone their skills in workshops led by some of the brightest digital innovators in local journalism.
Northern Quota, the news website ran by Manchester Metropolitan students, will also be live blogging the event throughout the day.
Hosted at Manchester Town Hall, it is the first UK News Impact Summit to take place outside London.
The Summit brings together editors, journalists and experts from major media houses, as well as innovative community-based projects from all over the UK – including Manchester Evening News, BBC and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, as well as special guests from the US, including Hearken and the Stanford d.school.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Rob Irvine – Editor of Manchester Evening News
- Rozina Breen, Head of News at BBC Radio 5 Live
- Jay Rosen, Journalism professor at New York University, early high-profile advocate for citizen journalism
- Megan Lucero – Director of Bureau Local at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, former Data Journalism Editor at The Times and The Sunday Times
Dave Porter, Lecturer in Journalism at Manchester Metropolitan University, said: “We are extremely proud to have been named as a media partner for the first ever News Impact summit in Manchester. The news is testament to the quality of teaching in the journalism department at Manchester Metropolitan University.
“It is a wonderful opportunity for our journalism students to learn more about the changing landscape of modern journalism and how community-based reporting is more relevant than ever in the digital age.
“Our budding young journalists are excited to get involved in the debate and hone their skills in workshops led by some of the brightest digital innovators in local journalism.”
Discussions will include the emergence of new hyperlocal media outlets, emerging trends in the US local media landscape in the age of Trump, and reflections on how the Manchester Evening News’ coverage of the Manchester Arena attack has changed the way they perceive their relationship with the community.
Tickets are free and available now.