TechCamp Australia

Engineering Ethical Journalism

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November 3-4, 2022

Participants from

Australia; Fiji; Kiribati; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu


TechCamp Australia is a two-day, interactive workshop hosted by the Centre for Media Transition at the University of Technology, Sydney in partnership with the U.S. Embassy and Consulate. The event will bring news media experts together with participants from Australia, New Zealand, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Fiji, Niue, Tonga, Cook islands, and Solomon Islands who deeply understand the challenges faced in the area of digital journalism. Together, they will co-create solutions and strategies to combat mis- and disinformation online. Through a variety of hands-on demonstrations and trainings, TechCamp trainers will work closely with participants to brainstorm low-cost, and easy-to-implement technologies and strategies that can be applied to local challenges.


Day 1- 3 November 2022

08:30 - 09:00 Registration and Networking
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Remarks
09:15 - 09:30 What is TechCamp/Overview/What to Expect
09:30 - 10:30 What’s Your Challenge? Brainstorming Groups 
10:30 - 10:40 Coffee/Tea Break
10:40 - 11:40 Plenary Session
11:40 - 12:30 Speed-Geeking
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch 
13:30 - 15:00 Interactive Training Session 1 Choose one topic from the table below (same sessions will be available tomorrow)

Fact Checking and Verification for ReportingEsther Chan
Mobile journalism fundamentalsCorinne Podger
Social media as an investigative journalism toolMichael Workman
Using data to fight misinformationHamish Boland-Rudder
Connecting with CommunitiesFlip Prior
Verification/reporting on digital platformsLice Movono

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee/tea Break
15:15 - 15:30 Challenge Statement Creation Overview
15:30 - 16:30 Challenge Statement Development and Form Project Groups Participants will go back to their brainstorming groups and narrow down top challenges to develop an actionable/tangible challenge statement. Brainstorming groups may break off into smaller teams as they identify which specific root cause they want to work on solving
16:30 - 17:00 Start ideating potential solutions Meet with project team to brainstorm potential solutions/ideas which will be further refined tomorrow
17:00 End of Day Announcements 

Day 2- 4 November 2022

08:30 - 09:00 Registration 
09:00 - 09:10 Morning Announcements 
09:10 - 09:30 Challenge Statement Read-out One representative from each group will share what challenge statement they came up with and why it’s important
09:30 - 11:00 Interactive Training Session 2 Choose second topic from the table above (same sessions from Day 1)
11:00 - 12:30 Mapping Out a Solution Participants will work in their small groups to map out a solution to their challenge
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Work on Solutions & Presentations
15:00 - 15:15 Coffee/Tea Break
15:15 - 16:15 Presentations
16:15 - 16:30 Surveys and Follow-on Announcement
16:30 - 17:00 Closing Remarks and Certificates 
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