By TVN Staff on June 30, 2023

Agenda Highlights


Harvesting the Archive for New Content and Opportunities:

Media companies are beginning to use technology to tag, index, and search for video to enhance storytelling, create new shows, and eventually find new revenue by licensing content. How are the newest advances in AI making these tasks significantly easier? Will AI offer a path to circumvent meta tagging altogether? And how can media companies authenticate their deep trove of archival content and determine rights ownership?


Chasing AI: Threatening or Enhancing News?

Artificial intelligence is reshaping the way organizations produce news. On the positive side, operational functions like speech-to-text transcription, translation, quality control monitoring, and meta tagging have eased workflow burdens. But generative AI presents far thornier challenges for newsrooms, complicating journalistic rules and even posing an existential threat to the profession. This session provides a candid look at how news organizations are continuously reassessing their guidelines around AI usage and grappling with the step change it presents to the industry.


 Keynote: Democracy, Technology, TV Journalism, and the 2024 Election

Never has the direct relationship between a free press and a healthy democracy been so keenly felt and precarious as it does now. As we head into a crucial U.S. election year when mistrust, misinformation, and disinformation are circulating with furious velocity, video journalists face a crucible. This session explores how the industry must meet that moment, where emerging technologies will come to bear, and what’s at stake in the work they do over the next year.


Building the Architecture of More Collaborative Content Creation

News organizations are increasingly undertaking ambitious, wide-ranging, and often daily collaborations across their groups. How are they organizing their newsrooms to best foster these collaborations, identify topics of maximum national impact, and connect colleagues across vastly different markets? What technologies are surfacing to best enable these projects, facilitate cross-group communication, and make promising local content visible to all?


Reassessing the Streaming News Content Strategy

The news industry is already several years into a broad embrace of streaming as a necessary distribution channel for its content. What have they learned about what consumers want to see there? How are organizations continuing to develop and iterate original content for streaming? How deep are audiences’ appetites for experimentation on news streaming? And how are organizations programming FAST channels for maximum impact?


Adapting to a Culture of Continuous Crisis

The pace of TV newsroom life no longer allows for periods to regroup between major stories. Journalists are grappling with burnout, a barrage of threats both virtual and in-person, an erosion of their collective mental health, and job insecurity. TV stations must harden their physical infrastructure against devastating weather events and better train their staff to be safer in the field. This session explores how the industry can evolve fast enough to sustain the incessant red line of pressure on which it now operates daily.


Agility in Studio and Field Production

Major technology changes to studio design and field production have transformed how newscasts can be produced and how they feel to audiences. Technologists and journalists take an in-depth look at how news studio advances in video walls, augmented and extended reality are changing the fabric of newscasts themselves. They also examine how dramatic leaps in field production technology are forever changing workflows and the shape