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Aron Pilhofer among first speakers announced for news:rewired

We are delighted to announce the first speakers for the next news:rewired digital journalism conference, including the Guardian’s recently appointed executive editor for digital Aron Pilhofer.

Pilhofer, who recently caused a stir of debate around the future of digital journalism with his first public speaking appearance in the UK at Hacks/Hackers London, will be giving the keynote speech at news:rewired on Tuesday 3 February at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London.

The news:rewired digital journalism conference focusses on practical tips and advice for news organisations and individual journalists, covering the key trends in digital journalism and workshops on improving professional skills and knowledge.

Speakers already confirmed include:

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The next news:rewired digital journalism event: Tuesday 3 February

After another sell-out day of tips, tools and trends in modern journalism in July, we are now delighted to announced the next news:rewired conference will take place on Tuesday 3 February 2015.

The one-day digital journalism conference will focus on the most important trends in the industry, with experts from leading news outlets in the UK and overseas discussing the latest innovations in their work.

As ever, a big part of the day will also focus on skill-sharing and practical experience, with workshops and sessions on the day.

Delegates can also choose to book a one-day intensive training course on Wednesday 4 February, with three options available, at a discounted price as part of a news:rewired+ package.

We have some great plans for the agenda but are always open to suggestions. If there is anything you would like to see or projects you think deserve more attention email alastair[at]journalism.co.uk with some details.

You can still see the agenda, speakers from the previous event and testimonials to get a flavour of what to expect.

Tickets now on sale!Book Your Place!

Earlybird tickets are on sale now for just £120 +VAT. We only have 50 earlybird tickets available, and they tend to sell out quickly, so make sure you don’t miss out.

Tickets include breakfast, lunch and networking drinks.

The earlybird discount is also available on our new:srewired+ tickets, which include a ticket to the conference plus a full day of training the following day. At £270 +VAT, these tickets represent a 25 per cent discount on the training course in addition to the reduced price for the conference.

Early bird tickets are available until Friday 10 October or until the all 50 are sold out, at which time news:rewired tickets will increase to £165 +VAT. News:rewired+ tickets will increase to £335 +VAT.

Once the training courses are announced, training course tickets will cost £200 +VAT when bought separately.

Past attendees may notice that the ticket prices have changed. This is not a decision we have made lightly, as news:rewired is aimed at working and aspiring journalists at all levels. This is, however, the first time we have changed the pricing structure since 2010, a change made to keep up with event costs.

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How one broadcaster is reaching the ‘YouTube Generation’

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Delivering the closing presentation of today’s news:rewired conference, Stijn Lehaen, head of VRT’s ‘start-up’ shared his experiences of working for a large Belgium broadcaster, but in a division using the principles of a small, flexible business to reach the ‘YouTube Generation’
The YouTube generation, he said, are media users who want some control over the media they consume, if they choose what to watch or even create. In order to better engage younger users, he said his firm had outlined what he called the ‘four-pivot system’.
The first Pivot, ‘Publication’ drove VRT to switch from …

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12 social media tips, tools and techniques to help journalists work better

Social media experts at the news:rewired conference, in London today, shared their favourite online tools and techniques to make social media work harder for journalists.

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As it happened: A ‘start-up’ approach to news innovation

Belgian broadcaster VRT has been experimenting with new ways to reach the ‘YouTube Generation’. In this final session of the news:rewired conference, today in London, project leader Stijn Lehaen shared his thoughts, experiences and lessons from VRT Start-up.

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Three lessons in extracting stories from data and social media

Data journalism and sourcing contacts on social media has proven to be a valuable asset to journalists. However, searching through data or twitter for stories can be a daunting task, the news:rewired conference, in London today, was told.

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Five practical tips for using Facebook as a journalistic tool

Facebook claims 1.3 billion worldwide users and has 26 million active daily users in the UK – 22 million of whom use their mobile, checking it on average 14 times a day.

For journalists, it is vast source of content and contacts – and also a way of getting material to a wide audience and engage in conversation.

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How journalists are using Reddit to find and share stories

With thousands of active community groups on specialist subject areas, and a wealth of stories being shared, Reddit is a great tool for journalists – but there are rules and ethical issues, the news:rewired conference in London heard today.

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