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Our next news:rewired conference will take place on Tuesday 3 February 2015, at MSN HQ in London. (Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL).
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The current news:rewired agenda is below, and more speakers and sessions will be added in the coming weeks.


Time Sessions and speakers
8.40-9.10am Registration
9.10-9.20am Welcome
9.20-9.50am Keynote speech

As the Guardian’s executive editor for digital, Pilhofer – who recently joined the outlet from the New York Times – will discuss where he believes the news industry is heading and how journalists can be prepared

9.50-10.55am Experimenting in the newsroom

This session will look at how three newsrooms are trying new ideas and finding success in innovation

10.55-11am Sponsor presentation
11-11.20am Coffee break
11.20am-12.30pm A: Approaching the elections

With the UK general elections looming, what new approaches can journalists take to analyse results and produce engaging coverage?

More speakers to be announced

B: Engaging younger audiences

A look at some of the ways news outlets are reaching out to 16-34 year old readers, with a focus on mobile and social strategies

More speakers to be announced

12.30-2.00pm Networking lunch and optional workshops (TBC)
2.05-2.55pm A: Measuring success

This workshop will look at how journalists, newsrooms and commercial departments may need to take different approaches to analysing their work.

More speakers to be announced

B: Visual storytelling

Multimedia, interactives and visualisations can help stories stand out, but how and where are these elements best used?

More speakers to be announced


A: Online investigations

An in-depth workshop on investigation techniques using open-source information, social media and more

  • Eliot Higgins, open-source investigations expert, founder of Bellingcat
  • Paul Radu, investigative journalist, founder of Investigative Dashboard
B: A new wave in audio?

A practical look at how newsrooms are using audio for engagement and social sharing to ensure stories are both seen AND heard

More speakers to be announced

3.50-4.10pm Coffee break
4.10-4.40pm Afternoon keynote

Joanna will talk about how to use Twitter’s advanced search operators to discover and monitor breaking news, as well as how journalists can make use of some of the platform’s newer and lesser known features

4.40-4.45pm Sponsor presentation
4.45-5.30pm Emerging technology

A panel of experts will demonstrate how newsrooms are harnessing new technology – such as wearables – to tell stories and deliver news both now and in the future

More speakers to be announced

5.30-5.35pm Closing and thanks
5.35-7.30pm Networking drinks


“A great day with lots of inspiring stories, fresh ideas and new techniques for journalists to embrace. My notebook is full of great stuff from today”Alex Ward, freelancejournalist.co.uk

“news:rewired is great for the latest digital know-how and publishing tips”Jake O’Neill, Cision UK

“The combination of speakers from the cutting edge of journalism and an assembly of people driven to be at the cutting edge makes news:rewired the most electric gathering of journalists in Europe. A must-attend”Markham Nolan, Storyful

“A conference that invests in talking about the future of journalism and social media, rather than simply reacting to changes in practice after they’ve already happened”Richard Moynihan, Metro

“It’s not often you hear Claude Levi Strauss quoted in a presentation at a social media conference. Trust news:rewired to keep the bar extremely high…”Dominique Jackson, Mail Online

“It’s incredibly useful to get out of your own bubble and see what everyone else out there is thinking and doing. We’re all trying to do the same thing – secure the future of journalism”Marek Pruszewicz, BBC