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Thursday, June 13 • 5:15pm - 6:30pm
A Private Matter: Chat apps and journalism

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This panel brings together journalists and technologists who are exploring technology and strategies to discover and respond to rumors and false information in messaging apps. These collaborative journalism projects have potential to address challenges of information quality and spread in messaging apps, and build mutual trust between news outlets and their audiences. Panel participants will share insights from their experiences working on journalism-centered chat app projects, revealing challenges that would benefit from interdisciplinary and human-centered solutions: How should newsrooms take messaging apps into account in their daily work? How can journalists mitigate risk when working with these platforms? How can journalists scale their efforts to reach larger and more diverse audiences? What ethical and privacy concerns should journalists have when using these platforms? The session will include an interactive workshop where participants can explore the challenges raised in the session and propose ideas and solutions. Participants will leave with practical tools and tips they can apply in their communications and advocacy efforts.

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Oren Levine

Director of Innovation, International Center for Journalists
I'm responsible for technology strategy and projects supporting the work of ICFJ staff, fellows, and program participants. My background is product management, web and mobile technology, including time as a product manager at PBS (US public television) and 10 years developing and... Read More →

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Tai Nalon

Director, Aos Fatos
I’m Aos Fatos’ director and founder. Aos Fatos is Brazil’s leading fact-checking platform.
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Tom Trewinnard

Programs & Partnerships, Meedan
Tom Trewinnard (UK) is Director of Programs at Meedan, a social technology non-profit working on the Check project to develop collaborative verification tools and open training curricula. He is a co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom, which has led major collaborative reporting initiatives... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm BST
Carthage 3 (Laico)