The BBC College of Journalism and the New York Times have announced that they will jointly host a Social Media Summit in New York on 20 April.

This is the second Social Media Summit organised by the BBC College of Journalism, which provides training and development for the corporation. The first event took place in London in May 2011.

The event will "address the current state of the use of social media in journalism and the future of news", according to a release from the New York Times. Tickets for the event, which will take place at The Times Center in New York City, are priced at $40 and $20 for students.
 
The release states that the programme will "feature social journalism leaders from newsrooms around the world who will participate in panel discussions, debates and keynote presentations covering topics including social media and video, how to leverage mobile platforms and best practice strategies from other industries".
 
Aron Pilhofer, editor of Interactive News at The New York Times, said in a statement: "Now more than ever, stories are unfolding on social media and that has changed the way news breaks, how it's reported on, and how it's consumed.

"The Social Media Summit will bring together industry leaders to engage with members of the New York City community to discuss how to best leverage these emerging technologies and platforms in our newsrooms."
 
Matthew Eltringham, executive editor of the BBC College of Journalism website, added: "Mainstream media organisations are still working out exactly how social media is affecting their journalism." He said the "exciting collaboration with The New York Times is a unique opportunity to hear directly from some of the very best social media practitioners from around the world about how they are tackling the challenges."

The agenda and speaker details have not yet been announced but will be released here. The hashtag for the event is #SMSNYC.

Journalism.co.uk reported from the first Social Media Summit. Our coverage is at this link.
  • If you are UK-based, Journalism.co.uk's news:rewired conference takes place on 19 April, the previous day. Facebook's journalism programme manager Vadim Lavrusik will deliver a keynote, plus there are sessions and workshops giving practical skills including in mobile reporting, growing social media communities and lessons from start-up journalism businesses.

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