Innovative approaches to storytelling (Sponsored by Knight Foundation)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Saleem Khan of INVSTG8.NET; Erika Owens of OpenNews
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Grand Canyon 11-13
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Technology is changing the investigative and storytelling processes, from basic fact and data collection and analysis, to producing and delivering stories, to connecting with our communities. Sensors, artificial intelligence, drones, 360-degree video, virtual and augmented reality, data visualization, chatbots and phone apps… the list of emergent tools goes on. Join Erika Owens of OpenNews and Saleem Khan of INVSTG8.NET & JOVRNALISM to discuss recent innovations in storytelling, and how and when to use them. 

This is an interactive session, so come ready to discuss your efforts and challenges. You’ll leave with new ideas, information and inspiration to stay on the leading edge.

 

Speaker Bios

  • Saleem is a digital news pioneer with passion for the public interest. He leads INVSTG8.NET and virtual/augmented reality journalism consultancy JOVRNALISM, advises Google/Knight/ONA immersive news initiative Journalism 360, launched The Conversation Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s technology news service; and was news and global technology editor at the world’s largest international paper Metro. He led the Canadian Association of Journalists as chairman and director for a decade to 2010.

  • Erika Owens is a journalist and organizer based in Philadelphia. As Director of OpenNews, Erika convenes people and projects in journalism and open source technology. Erika and the OpenNews team seek ways to build enduring connections by supporting a thriving network of creating inclusive, caring spaces for the journalism-tech community. Previously, Erika was web editor at the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. 

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  • Innovative Approaches to Storytelling
    Technology is changing the investigative and storytelling processes, from basic fact and data collection and analysis, to producing and delivering stories, to connecting with our communities. Sensors, artificial intelligence, drones, 360-degree video, virtual and augmented reality, data visualization, chatbots and phone apps… the list of emergent tools goes on. Erika Owens of OpenNews and Saleem Khan of INVSTG8.NET discuss recent innovations in storytelling, and how and when to use them.