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On Friday 5 June 2015, the fifth edition of the News Impact Summit was held here at LSE, organised by the European Journalism Centre, Google News Labs, and Polis.

The theme for the conference was “The Social Impact of Digital Storytelling”, and shed light on how digital age journalism plays a role in social impact, whether during the elections, natural disasters, or humanitarian conflicts.

Catch up on any sessions you missed with the podcasts below. #NISLDN


Opening Remarks

Charlie Beckett, Director, POLIS at LSE  @CharlieBeckett
Matt Cooke, European Lead, Google News Lab  @mattcooke_uk
Wilfried Ruetten, Director, European Journalism Centre  @wilfriedruetten


Looking back on #GE2015 – From the leading UK media perspectives

Jason Mills, Head of Digital, ITV News  @jasonmillsitv
Steve Herrmann, Editor, BBC News Online  @BBCSteveH
Miranda Green, Contributing Editor, Newsweek Europe  @greenmiranda
Tom Phillips, Editorial Director, Buzzfeed UK  @flashboy
Moderator: Charlie Beckett, Director, POLIS at LSE  @CharlieBeckett


From data gathering to visual storytelling

Helena Bengtsson, Data Editor, The Guardian  @HelenaBengtsson
John Burn-Murdoch, Data Journalist, The Financial Times  @jburnmurdoch
Megan Lucero, Data Journalism Editor, The Times and Sunday Times  @Megan_Lucero
Frédérik Ruys, Data journalist, Nederland van Boven, VPRO  @fruys
Moderator: Rohan Jayasekara, Technology Hub Adviser, Internews  @rohanjay


Google Geo tools for journalists

Matt Cooke, European Lead, Google News Lab  @mattcooke_uk


Engagement through data for better storytelling

Allison Rockey, Engagement Editor,   @AllisonRockey


Animating data for visual storytelling

Frédérik Ruys, Data journalist, Nederland van Boven, VPRO  @fruys


War investigation and user-generated video verification

Fergus Bell, Head of Newsroom Partnerships and Innovation, SAM  @fergb
Wendy Betts, Director of eyeWitness, International Bar Association
Christoph Koettl, Technology & human rights advisor, Amnesty International @ckoettl
Gavin Rees, Director, Dart Centre Europe  @DartCenter
George Sargent, Social Media Producer, Thomson Reuters (Reuters TV) @georgesarge
Moderator: Matthew Eltringham, Editor, Journalism BBC Academy   @mattsays


GEN Session: Prototyping the Future of News

Evangeline de Bourgoing, Programme Manager, Global Editors Network  @edebourgoing