When News Breaks Bad: UGC in the Newsroom

User-generated content is an increasingly valuable resource for journalists but also a potential source of well-intentioned missteps. In 2015 alone, terrorism, natural disasters and forced relocations brought traumatic first-person experiences up close and personal to journalists far from the scene. We’ll have a fascinating discussion on how to approach the ethics around UGC, with examples from recent breaking news events.


Fergus Bell
News Consultant, Dig Deeper Media
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Mandy Jenkins
Head of News, Storyful
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