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Friday, October 6 • 3:15pm - 3:45pm
BBC School Report: Delivering digital training for better student journalism

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The BBC's School Report project gives 11-16 year olds the chance to share their views and make their own stories about subjects that matter to them – their lives and their communities. 

We want to see more young people’s voices on the BBC's output. To inspire more contributions to this project we are building a digital product that will help students to create broadcast quality journalism.

I propose a session where we talk through the life-cycle of this product from its inception through to discovery and launch. The talk will focus on how we identify the needs of our participants and work with schools, teachers and pupils to ensure we build a product that delivers learning outcomes for the users and increases the quality of the content they produce.

I would be more than happy to share this talk with someone doing something similar for schools in the US. It would be interesting to compare digital learning projects that focus on journalism outreach programs for schools. 

Media literacy and our understanding of news (fake or otherwise) has never been more talked about. It's an important time for media organisations to work with educators and help the next generation of content creators hone their skills.

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Andrew Leimdorfer

Product Manager, BBC
I work on Digital Products, primarily online tools used by journalists at the BBC. One of the projects I'm working on is about helping schools teach young people about journalism and specifically about the kind of journalism we do at the BBC.

Friday October 6, 2017 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
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