Covering the refugee crisis on Snapchat and Periscope as 'a day-by-day documentary' | Media news

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The BBC is really keen to reach younger audiences – especially 18-35 year-olds. I went to my editor and said 'why don't we try something new?' I wanted to tell the story differently for a new audience," Sampat said. With a kit consisting of just iPhones, microphones and chargers, Sampat travelled for a week with the Panorama team, from Greece to Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Austria, producing regular Snapchat updates on the go for what he described as a "day-by-day digital documentary". "I wanted to capture everything we could. It was essentially an experiment, we were using it as a user and were following the journey of the refugees," Sampat said. No editing suite needed - Ravin Sampat's mobile journalism kit. Credit: Ravin Sampat Up until 14 September, Snapchat users who followed the 'bbcpanorama' account were able to view these posts for 24 hours before they disappeared. 


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