Our society is more socially and digitally connected than ever before. My session will explore how investigative and watchdog journalists can use the latest tools and information available in their research and reporting. The lecture will look at how to use social networks to track people and trails. The lecture will touch on crowd-sourced mapping, monitoring the social conversation, data mining and fact checking.

Mobile Bootcamp: Shooting, editing, and publishing video on the fly:

Join Samantha Barry, an experienced trainer from the BBC, in this highly interactive session that will teach you how to make good quality videos with a smartphone. You’ll learn some basic shooting techniques, some tools for quickly editing video on the fly, and how to share your video with the world. If possible, please bring a charged smartphone capable of taking decent video.

SamanthaBarrySamantha Barry is a journalist with BBC World News, am international social media and technology consultant and a global technology trainer in conflict-sensitive regions and emerging democracies. At the BBC she is responsible for utilising social media as a tool for newsgathering as well as creating online content for an international audience of millions. She reports on-air on global technology developments, covering a range of topics from how technology is changing disaster response to global social media censorship. Samantha also travels extensively to train in technology, social media and journalism. She is a technology trainer for the US State Department and the United States Institute of Peace, spending time in Iraq, India, Ukraine, Zanzibar and many other countries to train young activists and journalists.


Participants should have at least 2gb free on their phone for the mobile video session. You will need to download Splice for IOS or the AndroMedia video editor for Android. If you do not have a smartphone, you will be put into a team with someone with a smartphone.READINGS/TOOLS

Participants could also read the material here: http://www.journaliststoolbox.org/archive/mobile-journalism/