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Thursday, June 18 • 16:30 - 17:00
Going Viral

Will some new news organisations exist only on social networks? Imagine no website, no app, just a strong presence on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and similar networks. Extremes aside, going viral is essential for all news media. What does this mean for the information process? Can journalists become social media experts? Must they produce and distribute content? What is the impact on headlines and storytelling forms?

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Mary Fitzgerald

Editor-in-Chief, openDemocracy
Mary Fitzgerald is Editor-in-Chief of openDemocracy. Before joining oD she worked for Avaaz, the global campaigning organisation, and is a former Senior Editor of Prospect Magazine. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, New Statesman and others. @maryftz... Read More →

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Marc-Antoine Durand

Founder and CEO, Bobler
 Marc-Antoine Durand is co-founder of BOBLER.  Launching the first Vocal Social Media. It enables users to record and listen to 2 minutes long audio clips called  “Bulles”, that aregeolocated on a world map. Bobler has grown very popular among well-known French personalities... Read More →
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Jaron Gilinsky

CEO, Storyhunter
With just a backpack, video camera, mic, and laptop, Jaron reported solo from every world continent (and many repressive regimes), producing, filming, editing, and uploading stories for the web. From 2005 - 2012, Jaron freelanced in the Middle East for The New York Times, Current... Read More →
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Armin Wolf

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, ORF | Austrian Public Broadcasting Corp
Armin Wolf is Austria’s most prominent TV anchor and very active on social media. In a country with approximately 130,000 Twitter accounts he has about 160,000 followers on Twitter and almost 200.000 fans on Facebook. Albeit being a broadcast-journalist he was selected as Austria’s... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2015 16:30 - 17:00 CEST
Sala Teatre