NEWSTECHFORUM 2017

Tracking The News Contribution Revolution

WesterwelleWheelerBarbariaAt TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, technology executives from ABC, NBC and Fox will look at the latest innovations in field reporting, editing, collaboration and transmission, mapping out what they want to see next from their contribution technology.

Engineering, news technology and news acquisition leaders will examine how newer technologies are making it possible to break news faster, share it with sister stations and enhance their social media sharing at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum 2017.

Fabian Westerwelle, director of news acquisition for ABC News; Rick Wheeler, Eastern region VP of engineering for Fox Television Stations; and Keith Barbaria, VP of technology and operations at NBC Boston, Telemundo Boston and New England Cable News will address key innovations in field reporting, editing, collaboration and content transmission in conversation with TVNewsCheck Contributing Editor Glen Dickson.

“In TV news, it’s the fastest with the mostest,” said TVNewsCheck Editor Harry Jessell. “That principle never changes. What does change are the tools for newsgathering and distribution. Fabian, Rick and Keith will focus on some of the latest developments and how you can put them to work.”

NewsTECHForum, now in its sixth year, will feature keynote interviews with Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships at Facebook, and Micah Gelman, director of video and senior editor at The Washington Post. It will also feature sessions on Creating the Newsroom of the Future; Tech Leaders on the Future of Newsroom Technology; Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and the State of the Art in TV Graphics; and courting next-gen consumers on emerging platforms.

Set for Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 11 and 12, NewsTECHForum is co-located with the Sports Video Group Summit, where nearly 2,000 sports production and management executives will gather to pursue excellence in sports production. NewsTECHForum attendees will have access to the SVG Summit’s program and its Technology Showcase of more than 60 exhibiting manufacturers.

To register for NewsTECHForum 2017, click here.

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Cheryl Thorne says:

October 25, 2017 at 8:07 am

Come see the Fake News party

    Veronica Serrano Padilla says:

    October 25, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    So a viewer shares a picture of a tree blown down in a storm and the local TV news operation uses it. That’s fake news to you?? (If you want FAKE news, just watch Faux News)…

Dan Levitt says:

October 25, 2017 at 4:20 pm

augmented reality and virtual reality and next gen consumer emerging platforms would absolutely be Fake News. Oh, and yes – as the HS Friend that asked me how to get a photo of the snowman her kid made on TV – I said “it didn’t even snow that much to make a snowman” and she replied “oh – the photo is from 2 years ago, I wanted to see if I could get it on the weather segment”. Yes – so there IS problems with viewers sharing content.

    Veronica Serrano Padilla says:

    October 25, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Fair enough point, but one would hope that news departments would be savvy enough to screen out most of these kinds of things. Alas, for as long as their has been news, there have been those who have tried to dupe newsmen (for example, The Great Moon Hoax of 1835, etc.)

Dan Levitt says:

October 26, 2017 at 9:41 am

But then again, I’ve seen lazy News Photogs shoot weather for the week in one day.


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