Our next news:rewired conference will be on Tuesday 3 February 2015, at MSN HQ in London. (Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL).
Work has now started on building the agenda. In the meantime, take a look at the agenda from our most recent news:rewired which took place on Wednesday 23 July.
Sessions and workshops at the conference included a look at:
- engaging the audience through mobile, interactive tools, longform and communities
- using private social networks to reach readers more directly
- collaboration between news outlets, journalists and the audience
- mobile tools and apps for journalists
- advanced search techniques
- social media tools
- and much more…
|Time||Sessions and speakers|
In his keynote speech, Ho will focus on how news outlets and reporters can “embrace the mobile revolution” and explore what could be next for storytelling in terms of mobile and emerging technologies.
|9.50-10.55am||New forms of engagement
Getting stories in front of the audience is the first step, but keeping them engaged will make sure they come back. The opening session will look at how to achieve this through visual mobile journalism, interactive tools, immersive longform articles and new community insights.
Moderated by Matt Navarra, community director, The Next Web
|10.55-11.00am||Sponsor presentationAn introduction to Kantar Insights, a service to help journalists add data, colour and commentary to their stories.
|11.20am-12.30pm||A: Going direct – chat apps in news
Moderated by Sue Llewelyn, co-founder, UltraSocial
|B: Collaboration – beyond the newsroom
A look at some examples of where working together – whether with outlets, reporters or readers – can reap real rewards
More speakers to be announced
|12.30-2.00pm||Networking lunch and optional workshops|
|2.05-3.00pm||A: Reddit – more than AMAs
A session on how journalists can use the social news platform Reddit to source stories, verify facts and promote content through AMAs.
Moderated by Mark Frankel, assistant editor, social news, BBC
|B: Sourcing stories – documents, data and social
A workshop featuring tools and tips on how journalists can search the web for documents and reports, data and social media content for stories.
A: Facebook for journalists
A Facebook-led workshop on how journalists can make the most of the world’s most popular social network
|B: Spreadsheet skills – beyond the basics
A hands-on workshop teaching journalists how to find news lines in large, cluttered datasets, and join two data sets with common features
|4.10-4.40pm||The journalist’s social media toolbox
A look at the most important tools, tips and techniques for journalists using social media
An introduction to Cronycle, a new tool to help you organise and filter content relevant to your interests.
|4.45-5.15pm||A ‘start-up’ approach to news innovation
Belgian broadcaster VRT has been experimenting with new ways to reach the “YouTube Generation, here the project lead will share his thoughts, experiences and lessons so far.
|5.15-5.20pm||Closing and thanks
“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