Geek Out! Latest Gadgets Apps and Technology is an annual session where moderators and attendees get the chance to "Geek Out" over emerging technologies newsrooms and independent journalists can use. Tech gadgets related to 360 video and social media editing were the main focus of this year's session.
Dunia Elvir of Telemundo 52 Los Angeles stopped by the #EIJ17 Newsroom and offered her advice for finding success in the newsroom and for reporting on natural disasters. On standing out to audiences, Elvir said, “If you study your DMA (data and marketing association) and you know your DMA, you have that strength to the company that you’re coming (to).
Take a virtual tour of the J-Expo at EIJ 17. Organizations included in this interactive 360 Story Spheres video include at Bloomberg, CBS, NBC, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, RIAS Berlin, SAGA AFTRA and Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.
Google News Lab brings new meaning to the phrase “Just Google It.” The large tech organization is collaborating with journalists and multimedia storytellers to find innovative ways to make storytelling tools accessible for anyone. Tools covered during this session included Advanced Search, Image Search, Google Maps, My Maps, Google Street View, Google Translate and YouTube 360.