Welcome to our live blog on TV news gathering in the digital age about to begin!
Waubgeshig RIce and Trina Roache and Rhonda Brown are introduced.
"there is a smaller, smaller window these days for engaging on twitter and on the web" - Waubgeshig.
Waubgeshig says "There are a lot of different tasks and things to keep in mind, especially when you want to do it properly", about video and print reporting on stories.
"it can get crazy in broadcast, we gotta feed the goat in Broadcast different ways", says Waubgeshig on the expectations and work they have to provide on TV.
Trina spekas on the expectations in Broadcast.
"ultimately we want eyes on the TV but we are trying to figure out how to use the web and twitter to share the stories and communities", she says that CBC is trying to build a online web audience to build an audience.
"You have the immediacy in news of tweeting, then you take a break and write a web story but sometimes with twitter I find your tweeting but your also looking down to your phone, it's a really difficult balance to pay attention to everything" - Trina Roache
"I don't thing we have eye balls on newscasts anymore", says Rhonda about the difficulty of trying to be everywhere and doing everything, "it's a lot of pressure and I understand that but we have this dual track now and there is demand on twitter, Facebook and on television, some of our reporters are getting very creative, they record on their phone but we aren't quite there yet".
"In my role I have to balance how much I ask from my people and not burning them out", says Rhonda about the increase in expectations and roles journalists are taking on in the newsroom.
Meghan McCabe is in the audience speaking about her experience at NTV, "people want to see the whole package in the news"
The Speakers have opened the session for questions and a discussion on the difficulties of journalists trying to "do it all"
Trina agrees with the comments shared "I look at it differently, you use twitter and you're looking at it and your questioning and what I really like is that most times my web stories and the next day I feel like I sort of have daily freedom I think to use twitter and go back to it"
Waubgeshig says: "We have to turn our brains side ways a little bit because everyone is dealing with it".
"It's hard sometimes when you don't have enough bodies to do it all" says Rhonda.
Lot's of people believe that television is supposed to show you the story and not tell you the story.
Q: Are you yourself engaging and exercising that? (Audience)
"We make that decision, what is it going to look like? We talk about shot lists and we have that conversation with our Video Journalists and I find that is when the web story comes in handy and generally I try to avoid dry stories" - Trina on trying to make news more digital and less "telling"
Topic change: Speaking about the students to use iphone and film and edit videos.
"We are going to try to change it a bit where we start off with the iphone and then we move to DSLR" says an audience member who is working with students who refuse to use iphones wanting to work with the "real stuff"
Teachers in the audience are discussing the methods they are using to teach students to report and cover news abroad using an iphone to be safe.
Q : Is there a digital divide in your news room? Are there people quick with using social media and then others who are resistant to it?
Rhonda says "yes, there is. We have more younger reporters who are quicker using social media".
Trina says there is no divide "I don't think we are heading to the grave with one medium or the other".
As a news Producer Trina Roache she uses different platforms for news.
Reporters are bringing institutional knowledge of the community and there is value in having "60 year old" reporters in the newsroom assigning Videographers to them.
"How risky is it from the journalism sign to push back?" When you get assigned something to say "Sorry, I have too much assigned today"
Trina explains that the newsroom has to trust in reporters that they know which story to run and what is "easy to get and to send out"
Q: "Do you have a sense in the aboriginal center how big twitter is?"
Trina says that the aboriginal community uses Facebook more than Twitter.
"We haven't really embraced it as much and again it's that line, they haven't had a chance to play with it and get comfortable with it" says Rhonda on the use of Instagram in the newsroom.
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