Con­fer­ence: “Ground­break­ing Jour­nal­ism – At the Inter­sec­tion of Man and Machine”

Sci­ence fic­tion author William Gib­son summed it up: “The future is already here — it’s just not very even­ly dis­trib­uted”. This famous bon mot was the head­line of the con­fer­ence “Ground­break­ing Jour­nal­ism – At the Inter­sec­tion of Man and Machine”, which iRights.Lab organ­ised togeth­er with the Voda­fone Insti­tute for Soci­ety and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions on 3 April 2014 in Berlin.

How do algo­rithms influ­ence our per­cep­tions? What soft­ware does jour­nal­ism need? Are drones the record­ing devices of the future? These ques­tions and oth­ers were dis­cussed with jour­nal­ists, devel­op­ers and media man­agers from Ger­many and around the world. The event took place in Eng­lish.

Agen­da

9.30 – Wel­com­ing remarks
Dr. Mark Spe­ich, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Voda­fone Insti­tute for Soci­ety and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions
Matthias Spielkamp, Founder and Edi­tor, iRights.info

Morn­ing Ses­sions

9.45 – When worlds col­lide: Inno­va­tion and Jour­nal­ism
Keynote: Ludovic Blech­er, Directeur Général, The Dig­i­tal Inno­va­tion Press Fund, Paris
One-on-one with Ludovic Blech­er
host: Matthias Spielkamp, Founder and Edi­tor, iRights.info
Q&A

11.00 – What kind of soft­ware does jour­nal­ism need?
Light­ning Talk: Jonathan Stray, AP/​Knight Overview Project

Panel dis­cus­sion with:
Jonathan Stray
Annette Leßmöll­mann, Pro­fes­sor for Sci­ence Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Karl­sruhe Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy
Michael Kreil, Open­Dat­aC­i­ty
host: Geral­dine de Bas­tion, newthinking.org

12.00 – New Ideas for a Chang­ing Media World
Pre­sen­ta­tions by
Lorenz Matzat, Lokaler
Tama­ra Antho­ny, hostwriter.org
Georg Dahm and Denis Dilba, Sub­stanz

Break­out Lunch Ses­sions

12.45 – New Ideas for a Chang­ing Media World
Con­ver­sa­tions with pre­sen­ters (upstairs rooms)
Room A: Lokaler
Room B: hostwriter.org
Room C: Sub­stanz

01.15 – Expos­ing the invis­i­ble
Film Screen­ing (con­fer­ence room)

After­noon Ses­sions

02.00 – Auto­mat­ed Jour­nal­ism
Light­ning Talk: Fred­erik Fis­ch­er, Founder, tame.it
Panel dis­cus­sion with
Fred­erik Fis­ch­er
Domeni­ka Ahlrichs, Deputy Man­ag­ing Edi­tor, ZEIT Online
Lorenz Matzat, Founder, Lokaler
host: Solana Larsen, Man­ag­ing Edi­tor, Glob­al Voic­es

03.45 – Are drones a journalist’s best friend?
Panel dis­cus­sion with
Ben Kreimer, Drone Jour­nal­ism Lab, Uni­ver­si­ty of Nebras­ka
Marek Tuszyin­s­ki, Co-Founder, Tac­ti­cal Tech­nol­o­gy Col­lec­tive
Ramak Molavi, Lawyer, iRights.Law
host: Matthias Spielkamp, Founder and Edi­tor, iRights.info

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