Mobile ENG In NewsTECHForum Spotlight

The first day of the second annual NewsTECHForum conference from TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group, Monday, Dec. 15, will feature experts examining “Mobile Newsgathering: The Bleeding Edge,” with all of the latest methods of acquiring video and getting it back to the newsroom.

A panel of newsgathering experts will examine the state of the art in mobile ENG technology on Day 1 of the second annual NewsTECHForum co-presented by TVNewsCheck and the Sports Video Group.

“Mobile Newsgathering: The Bleeding Edge” will examine the new tools for acquiring video and getting it back to the newsroom, everything from smartphones to bonded cellular links.

NewsTECHForum is free to TV news professionals. To register, click here.

On hand for the Monday, Dec. 15, session at 4:15-5 p.m., will be Joe D’Amico, assistant VP, JVC; Marcy Lefkovitz, VP of technology and workflow strategy, ABC Broadcast Operations and Engineering; Dave Siegler, Cox Media Group VP of technical operations; and Jamie Simmons, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations director of technology and operations.

TVNewsCheck Editor Harry A. Jessell will moderate.

“This panel discussion should be a valuable session,” said Jessell. “At the same time as the development of new platforms, professional field transmission solutions are rapidly evolving to offer new options for getting video back to the newsroom or up onto a cloud for collaborative editing and news sharing.”


Set for Dec. 15-16 at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan, NewsTECHForum will gather news, technology and news operations managers to talk about the challenges they face at the intersection of technology and news storytelling.

The opening day’s keynote is Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO David Smith, who will be interviewed by TVNewsCheck’s Jessell at 1 p.m. on Dec. 15. Digital news media expert Jeff Jarvis will keynote Day 2 on Dec. 16 at 9-9:30 a.m. with a talk on reinventing TV news.

Jarvis is director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. His latest book is Geeks Bearing Gifts: Imagining New Futures for News.

Other NewsTECHForum sessions will address multiscreen news workflow, IT security for TV news, severe weather reporting, next-gen ENG cameras, video-enabled drones, and more.

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