Social News and the Power of Live Video

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Hosted by BuzzFeed

BFI Southbank: Stage One 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: Stage One

South Block
London, SE1 8XT

Social Media Week

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Social News and the Power of Live Video

Hosted by BuzzFeed

  • Sarah Brown


    Sarah Brown

    Strategic Partnership Manager, News


  • Andy Dangerfield


    Andy Dangerfield

    Social Media Editor

    BuzzFeed UK

  • Diana Rusk


    Diana Rusk

    Assistant Editor

    BBC News

  • Adam Smith


    Adam Smith

    Deputy Community Editor

    The Economist