Broadcast News Tech 3.0

How can new technologies change the way traditional TV news organizations cover and distribute news? How can they help them compete with digital media? How can the traditional media turn social media — and now social video — to their advantage? It is truly a time of transformation for TV news where the opportunities and challenges can be overwhelming.

The Third Annual NewsTECHForum, presented by TVNewsCheck and the Sports Video Group (SVG), once again offers a forward-thinking environment where news managers and operations and technology professionals can make sense of it all.

NewsTechForum is slated for Dec. 14-15 at the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan in conjunction with the SVG Summit on sports production.

“Newsrooms are being continually challenged to reinvent themselves due to digital media and the ubiquity of cameras and Internet connectivity,” said Harry Jessell, conference co-chair and editor of TVNewsCheck.

“Traditional media now compete for scoops with iPhone-carrying citizen journalists. They can no longer be assured of being first, but they can remain vital sources by embracing new technologies and delivering context, quality and credibility.

“NewsTECHForum brings together news and technology managers to talk about these vital art and business issues, while offering manufacturers ideas about how next-generation technology can meet their needs.”

Ken Kerschbaumer, executive director of editorial at SVG and co-chairman of the NewsTECHForum, said the forum’s location in New York City “makes it convenient for many news and technology executives at networks, TV station groups and other media to get together.

“And because NewsTECHForum is co-located with the SVG Summit, news leaders can also meet with their peers in sports production and visit the exhibition of live production technology.”

Monday, December 14
1-1:30 p.m. Keynote Interview: TBA
1:30 -2:15 p.m. TV Station Group Perspective
2:15-3 p.m. Pimp My ENG Ride
3-3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15- 4:15 p.m. White Spaces / Wireless Mics: What’s Next?
4:15-4:30 p.m. Case Study No. 1
4:30-5:15 p.m. Multimedia News 2016
5:15-7 p.m. Networking Reception at SVG Summit Exhibits

Tuesday, December 15
8-9 a.m. SVG Summit Exhibits Open/Continental Breakfast
9-9:30 a.m. Keynote: TBA
9:30-10:15 a.m. Virtual Sets / Augmented Reality
10:15-10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30-11:15 a.m. Toward a Story – Centric Workflow
11:15-11:30 a.m. Case Study No. 2
11:30-12:30 p.m. Election Night Part 1
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
1:30- 2:30 p.m. Election Night Part 2
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Case Study No. 3
2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Covering Civil Unrest

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