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As it happened: The Wild West of social media

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By Julo (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By Julo (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

News on social media is still a lawless landscape to some extent, and getting it wrong can prove very expensive.

In this opening panel, speakers will discuss audience attitudes to being bombarded by journalists on social networks; copyright and crediting; and the risk of vicarious trauma in newsrooms.


  • Aine Kerr, managing editor, Storyful
  • Sam Dubberley, co-founder, Eyewitness Media Hub
  • Gavin Rees, director, Dart Centre Europe
  • Beth Colson, head of news production, international video, The Associated Press

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