You only have to look as far as hurricane Bawbag and recent developments between Diageo and Brewdog to see how social media is influencing editorial decisions at news desks across the country.
Who better to a look at this topic than Iain Pope the Digital Intake Editor at STV. An advocate of social media in the news gathering process, Iain is also part of the team behind the recent innovations at STV using online and hyper-local journalism.
Amongst the topics for this evening Iain will cover:
- Examples of how social media is affecting the news gathering process
- The changing relationship between consumers and producers of news
- New challenges facing online journalists and news producers
- How social media is affecting the lifecycle of a story and how STV use social media to engage their audience
There will also be an opportunity to ask Iain a few questions and get involved in the discussion.
About Iain Pope
Iain Pope joined STV last year following a period as Online Editor at the Daily Record. He has also been Assistant News Editor at the daily Record and Edinburgh Evening News.
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