Online Journalism & New Practices (Seminar, 12-14th May 2015) [fr]

The French Embassy in Pakistan, in collaboration with the Alliance française de Karachi, organized a seminar on “Online Journalism and New Practices” on May 12, 13 & 14, 2015 in Karachi. This seminar was conducted by Mr Raphaël Krafft, a French digital journalist; it targeted students in mass media & journalism.

This workshop aimed at:
• Giving an international overview of the best practices for online journalism,
• Testing a multimedia toolkit for journalists,
• Raising awareness of the issues of production, verification and dissemination of information,
• Identifying the main trends concerning news innovation.

Session 1 / Tuesday 12 May
"Journalism, digital humanities and social medias"
• 20 years of online practises in war and crisis zones as well as… reporting from a bicycle.
• Cycling around France during presidential election, a multimedia, transmedia and interactive journalism experience
• Panorama on social networks (key figures, trends, etc.) ;
• Examples of good practices in international newsrooms ;
• What is a social network for a journalist ? Exploring NPR Andy Carvin’s experience : covering an international crisis from an armchair. (Rules for verifying information, News monitoring, dissemination, crowdsourcing, etc.)

Session 2 / Wednesday 13 May
"Augmented Journalism & Multimedia Toolkit"

• Mapping a story ;
• An introduction to Google Drive
• Creating a map with Google fusion table
• Creating a Timeline with online content

Session 3 / Thursday 14 May
Workshop : "slow journalism"

• The Data journalism handbook.
• Interactive toolkit for basic data visualization.
• The three key skills : editorial content, web development, design.
• An old new trend : story telling and “grand reportage” online.


JPEG Raphaël Krafft is an independent radio, print, TV and web journalist.
Born in 1974, he has covered many of this century’s wars and international crisis. He is known in France for his multiple travels reporting on a bicycle in France, South and North America, the Middle-East. He wrote several books on his adventures. He is also teaching journalism at La Sorbonne University and in the prestigious French journalism school ESJ-Lille.

Dernière modification : 23/09/2015

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