Social News and the Power of Live Video

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Hosted by BuzzFeed

BFI Southbank South Block London SE1 8XT




2016 is the year live social video went mainstream. Early global hits tended to be entertaining, like BuzzFeed’s experiment blowing up a watermelon and a woman’s hysterical reaction to wearing a Chewbacca mask.

But arguably live social video has had the biggest impact in the world of news and politics.

BuzzFeed News partnered with Facebook Live for a EU Referendum debate, drawing a bigger audience than similar programmes on terrestrial TV, while the live video showing the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Philando Castile, caused a public outcry surrounding how police officers treat African-Americans.

Andy Dangerfield, UK social media editor for BuzzFeed News, will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss the power of this new technology, best practices and its potential use in the future.


Venue & Location

BFI Southbank

South Block
London, SE1 8XT













Social Media Week

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Social News and the Power of Live Video

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  • Sarah Brown

    Sarah Brown

    Strategic Partnership Manager, News

    Facebook

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  • Andy Dangerfield

    Andy Dangerfield

    Social Media Editor

    BuzzFeed UK

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  • Diana Rusk

    Diana Rusk

    Assistant Editor

    BBC News

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  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith

    Deputy Community Editor

    The Economist

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