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Media Party Africa is hosted by the continent’s largest data journalism and civic technology federation, Code for Africa, in partnership with Hacks/Hackers Africa. Together, we’re gathering some of the world’s most exciting civic technologists, digital journalists and other social justice watchdogs from across the world for three days of workshops and talks.
We have speakers confirmed from Vox, ProPublica, ESPN, Buzzfeed Labs, Quartz, Huffington Post, Zeit Investigativ, Google, Jigsaw, First Draft News, the Gates Foundation, the Mozilla OpenNews Fellowships, and many more, talking everything from drone and sensor journalism, to how they’re pioneering 360˚and VR journalism, investigative technologies, geojournalism, verification, chat apps and the rise of the bots.

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Friday, October 21 • 10:00am - 10:30am
The gaming revolution in your newsroom

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How are you thinking about integrating playable or immersive experiences in your news room workflow? The advances in VR and AR are coming, and tiny, playable experiences are now available for free - but are you leveraging this new technology? This talk comes from the managerial (read: fighting for time and resources) perspective on how to harness new platforms and ideas, even when it's hard.

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Latoya Peterson

Digital Innovation for The Undefeated, ESPN
Latoya Peterson is the deputy editor of digital innovation for The Undefeated at ESPN. She provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, film, television, and music.


Friday October 21, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Room

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