online news association at the festival

ONA will run two panel discussions and four workshops at the festival.

Freedom of the “press” and freedom of “speech” in the digital universe (16.30 sunday 17 april)
The digital world provides almost unlimited opportunities to exercise the right to express onself freely. Meanwhile, attempts to control this freedom (by politicians, companies, even individuals themselves) are gathering pace. Is the freedom of the press different from the freedom of speech of each individual, and if so how? What legal concepts, if any, need redefining in this brave new world?

Elvira Berlingieri jurist
Jon Hart
media lawyer
Guido Scorza
media lawyer
Mark Stephens
media lawyer (lawyer of Julian Assange)
Mario Tedeschini Lalli Gruppo L’Espresso

Editorial cartooning online: cartoons, satire and comment in digital journalism (10.30 thursday 14 april)
The social/political cartoon strip, which began life in British and American newspapers, has been a fixture in Italian print media for quite a while now. But what changes, if any, take place when the cartoon strip moves online? A consideration of the new opportunities and also the risks of political/technical censure. A high-profile journalistic niche in search of a role and its own defined space.

Maurizio Boscarol cartoonist
Marco Dambrosio
aka Makkox
Mark Fiore political cartoonist, winner 2010 Pulitzer Prize
Dan Perkins cartoonist Tom Tomorrow
Mario Tedeschini Lalli Gruppo L’Espresso

Four workshops:

Social media as a reporting tool (15.00 saturday 16 april)
The global events of 2011 – from the earthquakes of Christchurch and Japan through democratic change in North Africa – have highlighted social media as an essential news gathering and news breaking tool, enabling low-cost live and real-time reporting, amplifying the voices of citizens, and weaving text, photography and video content. Using examples and case studies this hands-on session will cover the use of Twitter, new live blogging platforms; and show how different newspapers, news wires and broadcasters are integrating social media into their coverage. Attendees should bring along a wifi enabled laptop or equivalent where possible.
Kathryn Corrick independent media consultant

(mostly) Free digital tools (17.00 friday 15 april)
Kwan Booth fellow at Knight Digital Media Center, editor of hyperlocal site Oakland Local, California

Introduction to mobile as a reporting tool (09.30 saturday 16 april)
Events in 2011 have already highlighted the practical use of mobile phones and technologies as an essential journalism tools, enabling low-cost live and real-time reporting. This hands-on session will cover the power of the devices that fit in your pocket or handbag, how they work with social media and how they can be used for reporting. Examining apps and accessories, and all the things you need to make professional written, broadcast, video, audio and photographic content. Plus lots of tips on what to be aware of if the technology lets you down. Bring along your smart phone.
Kathryn Corrick independent media consultant

Non linear storytelling and data visualization (15.00 friday 15 april)
The graphics desk at The New York Times is a team of artists, programmers, reporters, cartographers and editors who use story forms ranging from deep interactive databases to animated diagrams to beautiful and informative data visualizations to help readers better understand what’s happening in the world around them. The pieces that result cover topics as broad as how Japanese nuclear reactors work, the challenges of balancing the federal budget, the remarkable success of New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera and the movies that are most popular in your neighborhood. Learn how graphics editors at The Times report, design and edit these projects, integrating interactivity with story telling and clearly explaining the news while engaging and delighting readers.
Matt Ericson deputy editor The New York Times graphics department