I attended the 30th annual Circom Regional conference, hosted by SVT in Malmo, Sweden, last week and was amazed by how openly it embraced all things social, web and tech. From Mans Adler’s (Bambuser) session on live video broadcasting to Glen Mulcahy’s mobile journalism tour de force and SVT’s group of innovative News Lab journalists, the event was firmly rooted in media 2012.
Granted, I’m biased (I was invited to present and participate in a panel discussion) but there was something for most digital-minded people in the television industry – a massive shift from last year’s mainly broadcast-focused conference.
Nick Simons (NRK, Ex New Media Head BBC Scotland) and I co-presented a session work-shopping (both inside and outside the room) the question ‘how can social media improve storytelling?’ We had excellent participation and here’s a taste of the contributions from inside the room in Malmo (and from outside including: Romania, Ireland, UK …):
#circom with social media you don’t have to cut information (which is not relevant for the wide tv audience), you can give everything!
— Adrian Rozenberg (@adi_rozenberg) May 17, 2012
— Gareth O’Connor (@garethoconnor) May 17, 2012
#Circom a good story is always a good story but a good story is always better when it is shared.
— Ivor Carroll (@tiir) May 17, 2012
@cian_mccormack Can social media prove a distraction from the story itself?
— James Gaffney (@jamesgaffney) May 17, 2012
@cian_mccormack but doesn’t form affect content and the story which is told? perhaps stories are partly *about* their form…
— Storying Sheffield (@StoryingShef) May 17, 2012
Most interactive session since years: Social Media, the great conversations starter. #circom
— Gerard Schuiteman (@gwschuit) May 17, 2012
If you missed the session you can look at the slides here:
Or you can watch the full stream back here via Bambuser.
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