Splice Low-Res

Splice Low-Res is a virtual media community check-in.

Splice Low-Res is our way of celebrating what the media community is doing in spite of Covid.

Our 5th Low-Res was about diversity in media. We spoke with Khabar Lahariya about how they think about it. Khabar Lahariya is a news organisation where women from remote villages of north India are trained to be professional journalists and produce local news in their languages.

We chatted with Kavita Devi, co-founder and editor of Khabar Lahariya, and Disha Mullick, the CEO of Chambal Media, the company that runs Khabar Lahariya.

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— Ariam Alula, Coda Story

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— ROHIN DHARMAKUMAR, THE KEN

How this works
— and why we're doing this

Low-Res is our way of celebrating what people are doing in spite of Covid.

We'll do one every few weeks. They will focus on the challenges of covid, but even more so on your work in media, especially if you're launching new products or workflows, finding new ways to connect to your audiences, or figuring out new organisational pivots. Let's find new opportunities in this time of covid together.

Covid-19 has changed the way we work in media. It's a black swan movement that's opened the door to new audiences, and yet puts a large part of the industry at grave financial risk.

More media events are getting cancelled or postponed. This has a major impact on the network effects of the global media community. Think of all the opportunities lost in new relationships, projects, and knowledge.

What do we do about this? Simple: an online media community check-in! We're calling it Low-Res because it's a quick and dirty idea and we all know video conferences can be pretty fuzzy 😀

Who are we? We're Splice. It's nice to meet you.

Sponsor low-res. You're in such hi-res company.

People from the AAJA, Arts Equator, BBC, Branded, Business Wire, Canva, Capital Media, Click2View, Coconuts, Coda Story, The Correspondent, Daily Maverick, DealStreetAsia, East West Center, the Economist, Economy Next, European Journalism Centre, Facebook, Free Press Unlimited, Frontier Myanmar, Gateway Dance, The Gender Lab, Get Craft, GIJN, Google, Herne Katha, Himal Southasian, Hostwriters, Ink Global, Inquirer, Internews, Khabar Lahariya, Keylight Lab, Lawson Media, Luminate, Magdalene, MDIF, Meavox Live, Medianama, Meedan, Membership Puzzle Project, Mutante, NBC Universal, New Naratif, New York University, Nordot, Open Democracy, Open Society Foundations, Proto, Puma Podcast, Remo Media, Singapore Press Holdings, SOPA, Stanley Center, Storyhunter, Suno India, South China Morning Post, Taboola, TÁPI Story, Techsauce, Thibi, Thomson Foundation, Travelfish, Tuber, UNDP, U.S. State Department, Vayner Media, WAN-Ifra, WE Worldwide, Women's Aid Organisation, and Zinc Network have attended #splicelowres.

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Some low-Res numbers

5 Low-Reses
700+ registrations
26 speakers
16 women, 12 men
4 continents
14 hours
Socially responsible 😷

"I liked the length and format of each presentation. Each session was well structured and well-guided. Overall, I was really impressed with how engaging  each session was and how smooth the transitions were.”

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Diversity in Media

Our 5th Low-Res was about diversity in media. We spoke with Khabar Lahariya about how they think about it. Khabar Lahariya is a news organisation where women from remote villages of north India are trained to be professional journalists and produce local news in their languages.

June 19, 2020

We chatted with Kavita Devi, co-founder and editor of Khabar Lahariya, and Disha Mullick, the CEO of Chambal Media, the company that runs Khabar Lahariya.

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Grants + Funds

This one is about emergency funding for covid-affected newsrooms. What money is out there? And how do you ask for it? This is meant for newsrooms and journalists looking for financial support this year.

May 13, 2020

We spoke with Prue Clarke of the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Lars Bestle of International Media Support, Alex Fenby of Facebook, and Shuwei Fang of Open Society Foundations.

Sponsor

International Media Support
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Freelancers

For our third Low-Res, we wanted to understand the covid-related challenges for freelancers — and the opportunities.

April 22, 2020

We spoke to Kirsten Han, Jeannette Goon, Norman Chella, and Erin Cook.

All four have done amazing work launching new products, workflows, and pitches in the past two months — good examples of finding new opportunities in this time of covid.

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The Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Newsrooms

We spoke with our friends from MDIF for a special online workshop to address the emergency in our newsrooms.

April 8, 2020

Our friends Key Kiarie and Patricia Torres-Burd from MDIF spoke about minimising the financial impact of Covid-19 on your media business.

MDIF invests in independent media around the world. They've been speaking with their clients about covid and have compiled a list of solid recommendations around financing.

MDIF
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The media startup check-in festival

We spoke with media entrepreneurs around the world to see how they were doing in spite of these tough times.

March 24, 2020

We were so proud to have over 200 registrations, 14 speakers (7 women, 7 men) from 3 continents for 6 hours.

Meet Jakub Górnicki from Outriders in Poland, Rohin and Jon from The Ken in India, Tom from HKFP in Hong Kong, Sonny from Frontier in Myanmar, Sheena from Google News Initiative in Singapore, Jessica from NTU in Singapore, Rama from The News Minute in India, Catalina from DoR in Romania, Tomasso in Italy, Ludovica in Italy, Mary in the UK, Jeremy in Prague, Nadiia from Texty in Ukraine, and Sebastian from Krautreporter in Germany.

Sponsor

Google News Initiative

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