TVNewsCheck‘s eighth annual NewsTECHForum takes place tomorrow both in person and via live stream from the New York Hilton. Broadcast executives representing “a wide cross-section of representation will lead discussions about how the news product and technology intersect,” says Michael Depp, TVNewsCheck editor, and executive producer of this year’s NewsTECHForum.
The eighth annual NewsTECHForum, presented by TVNewsCheck, takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 14, both in person and via a live stream from the New York Hilton.
This year’s NewsTECHForum will be an “unprecedented effort to bring together in-person speakers with an audience, and remote speakers with a remote audience for a day-long conference,” says Michael Depp, TVNewsCheck editor, and producer of this year’s event.
The day-long conference starts at 9 a.m. with seven sessions and four fireside chats scheduled throughout the day. Virtual attendance is free for news organization employees.
Broadcast executives representing “a wide cross-section of representation from Hearst, E.W. Scripps, Fox Weather, Fox Owned Stations, ABC News, Newsday, Sinclair, CBS Television Stations, Tegna, Graham and News 12 will lead discussions about the intersections of the news product and technology,” Depp says. “NewsTECHForum is always about the cutting edge in how the news product is conceived and executed moving forward.”
A total of 43 speakers will be on hand to lead the audiences, both on-site and remote, through a series of sessions about what’s next, Depp says.
“What are the ramifications to remote production and the cloud now?” Depp says. “How has the anchor role changed? How to battle the surge of misinformation and find the right tools to do that?”
The keynote session, scheduled for 10 a.m., will look at how Fox Weather has shaken up the landscape of TV meteorology since its October launch.
“Fox Weather is a shot across the bow for the TV news industry, and its launch sets the stage for a major battle with competitors,” Depp says. “Fox Weather is a whole new channel, and it’s changing the weather game.”
Other topics the sessions will address include what’s next for news operations and production, how TV news is being reinvented, editing in the cloud, the rise of streaming and mobile and imagining new ways to handle the live shot.
“Putting together the production for this virtual and in-person conference has been an interesting challenge, for us, given it’s our very first hybrid event” Depp says.
“What sets this conference apart is our program is loaded all the way through with key broadcast executives discussing the reinvention of how news is conceived and executed as technologies and audience expectations continue to rapidly evolve,” he adds.
CLICK HERE for a complete list of sessions, speakers and times, and to register. Virtual attendance is free for news organization employees.
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