FREE Live Streaming Masterclass

By Matt Abbott | 20th Mar 2017

In your mobile phone, you have a TV station in your pocket. Via your Twitter and Facebook accounts, you can present a live video show to your community, or the world, and interact with viewers as they send comments onto the screen. You could be the host of a weekly news round-up, a tour around the area, interviews or news conferences. And as Facebook prioritises ‘live’ ahead of standard video, still images or text, the engagement you are likely to get may be rather more than you are used to.

Peter Stewart wrote about live-streaming back in 2015 and wrote the world’s first book on the topic (out in October 2017).

As a radio and TV broadcaster, he saw that many techniques that he’s used and taught before, are equally as relevant forthose live-streaming for the very first time. Peter has presented training sessions for the BBC and Oxfam.

In partnership with NUJ Training Wales, The Centre for Community Journalism is offering a FREE masterclass in live-streaming with Peter, who will talk through some case studies of how news reporters (including community journalists) are using the platform, and show you how to get started: for example – what to show, what to say, and what kit to use.

The production and the presentation of live-streaming will include a hands-on session, so it will be good if you are able to have some of the apps downloaded onto your phone, and opened in your account, in preparation: Facebook, Twitter, Periscope. Also make sure that you have plenty of battery (or bring a charger), and storage on your device to download your finished video.

(Don’t panic, you won’t actually go ‘live’ in this session unless you want to as we’ll try out the apps in a ‘private’ environment!)

The workshop will be held at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture on Friday 28th April between 2pm and 5pm.

To book a ticket for this fantastic free event, please visit Eventbrite to RSVP. There are only a certain number of tickets available.

For information or questions, please email Matt on Abbottm2@cardiff.ac.uk

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