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Announcing ThingLink as the latest sponsor of news:rewired – digital stories

18 September 2012 1,821 views No Comment By

We’re pleased to announce ThingLink, a platform which enables publishers to make photos and graphics interactive, as the latest sponsor of news:rewired – digital stories.

The one-day digital journalism conference takes place on Thursday 6 December at MSN UK, in Victoria, London. It will bring together key digital journalism experts and innovators for a day of sessions, workshops, debates and discussion, looking at the latest techniques and tools for producing top-notch digital journalism.

ThingLink offers an image editor that can be used by publishers to make photos and graphics interactive, through the tagging of additional content onto an image, such as video, audio and social media links.

More than 35,000 publishers are said to currently use ThingLink, including the Guardian, Washington Post, National Post, Metro France, Mashable, Radio Canada, L’Avenir, Berliner Morgenpost and France3.tv.

ThingLink offers rich media tags for content from a variety of web sources, such as YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Spotify, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Maps, Facebook and more. It is also compatible with a range of publishing platforms, including WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger and Drupal.

ThingLink’s creative director Jonas Forth will be speaking about bringing images and graphics to life in the visual storytelling session at news:rewired in December.

He has a background in journalism, transmedia storytelling and development of online services. At ThingLink he develops new ways of using interactive images for communication, business and education.

Tickets are still available for news:rewired – digital stories (see the agenda here) and there are two options for the December event:

  1. news:rewired tickets: Delegates can purchase a ticket for the one-day conference for just £130 (+VAT). Lunch and refreshments will also be provided at the day-long event, as well as networking drinks afterwards.
  2. news:rewired PLUS tickets: With this new option delegates can instead purchase one of our news:rewired PLUS tickets, which includes both a day’s intensive training on the Wednesday (5 December) and the day-long conference on the Thursday (6 December).

With the news:rewired PLUS ticket delegates can choose one of the three two options below for the day of intensive training:

  • Introduction to data journalism, run by Paul Bradshaw
  • Online media law, run by David Banks
  • Advanced online research skills, run by Colin Meek(this course has now sold out)

news:rewired PLUS tickets are just £310 (+VAT).

You can buy either of these tickets at this link. If you select a news:rewired PLUS ticket we will contact you to confirm which training course you would like to attend on the Wednesday and provide further details. Space on these training courses will be limited and running of them will be subject to demand.

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