Sumaiya Omar

Co-founder of Hashtag Our Stories

 Sumaiya is a Co-founder of Hashtag Our Stories. Sumaiya has spent five years experimenting with emerging news platforms like Snapchat and Instagram in South Africa, India and the UK and has conducted mobile journalism workshops with broadcasters across Europe. She’s a business commerce graduate with several years of experience in banking, building mobile products across Africa. She is currently also a contributor for the International News Media Association () and Thomson Foundation (TFJNow)

My Sessions

Mobile Story formats for Social Media – What works and why?

Bailey Allen Auditorium

Many organisations and brands are left in a bit of a quandary when it comes to sharing stories on Social media. The question gets asked time and time again…Should we shot vertical, landscape or square? Some organisations like RTÉ shoot in 4K widescreen and then crop into the frame to create all three versions in […]