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Microsoft News Labs: Video Hacks on the Fly

August 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Creating videos and animations even for social can be an expensive and time-consuming enterprise, especially for newsrooms without a robust graphics desk. Join the News Labs team -- Deb Adeogba, a 20-year veteran of broadcast TV news, former senior digital journalist/editor Vera Chan and trainer Bill Monroe -- in this webinar on hacking PowerPoint. See how to lay down audio tracks, create animated transitions, edit on the fly, and export to various video formats suitable for web and social under deadline.

Deb Adeogba drives innovations at Microsoft News Labs, which aims to co-build innovative solutions with journalists. A 20-year veteran in broadcast journalism, Deb has worked in local TV stations coast to coast. Her most recent position was director of technology for KIRO-TV in Seattle, where she led a team of 40 photographers, editors, remote engineers and directors. In 2018, Deb received the TVNewsCheck’s Technology Women to Watch award for showing significant promise for advancing the broadcast journalism industry technologically. Deb graduated with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from New Mexico State University.

Vera Chan: Vera is sr. manager for worldwide journalists with Microsoft News Labs. She has worked the prototypical features/A&E/culture beat at a small daily newspaper and led global editorial projects and initiatives at the world's leading online destinations (Yahoo! and Microsoft). She works with journalists and newsrooms around the world on technology to help them scale.

Bill Monroe: Bill is a Microsoft Office Trainer, helping journalists learn to use a suite of editing tools and services more effectively. His career spans 20+ years helping users, customers, salespeople, and more use technology products and services to make their personal and work lives better. The New York native now lives in Seattle, Wash., where he drinks too much coffee and produces Strokecast, a podcast that explores the challenges and opportunities for people recovering from stroke.

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August 12, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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