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Our next news:rewired conference takes place on Wednesday 23 July, at MSN HQ in London. (Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL).

We’re currently working on the agenda, and will share the first details soon.


In the meantime, you can still see the agenda from our last event which took place on  Thursday 20 February 2014:

Time Sessions and speakers
8.40-9.20am Registration
9.20-9.30am Welcome

  • Rachel Bartlett, editor, Journalism.co.uk
9.30-10am Keynote speech

  • Jack Shepherd, editorial director, BuzzFeed

The editorial director of BuzzFeed will share his findings on how news outlets can make their content shareable, even in the often noisy arena of social media.

10-11.10am Social media: Judgement and shareabilityFollowing on from the keynote speech, this session will keep the spotlight on social media, with a look at key issues for news outlets to consider, to make the most of different platforms.

  • Mark Frankel, assistant editor of social news, BBC
  • Paul Rowland, head of web, Media Wales
  • Jennifer Rigby, social media and special projects producer, Channel 4 News
  • Jack Shepherd, editorial director, BuzzFeed

Moderated by Sue Llewellyn, co-founder, Ultra Social

11.10-11.15am Sponsor presentation

  • Frederik Neus, co-founder, Zentrick
11.15-11.30am Coffee break
11.30-12.45pm A: Data journalism on a budgetFor those keen to tell data-driven stories, having limited resources need not stand in your way. Learn about the array of free tools at your disposal online, as well as some preparation pointers and effective workflows to make the most of data, at speed.

  • David Ottewell, head of data journalism, Trinity Mirror
  • Esa Mäkinen, news editor of data journalism, Helsingin Sanomat
  • Dan Sinker, director, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews
  • Maxime Marboeuf, data analyst, Tableau Software

Moderated by Kathryn Corrick, head of training and digital engagement, Open Data Institute

B: Conversations with the audienceThere are many ways online publishers engage with their community, from simply responding to comments to hosting Q&A discussions and crowdsourcing content. This session will share lessons from those connecting with their audience online across platforms.

  • Sarah Laitner, communities editor, Financial Times
  • Laura Oliver, social and community editor, UK, the Guardian
  • Marjaana Toiminen, chief executive, Bonnier Publications

Moderated by Louisa Peacock, deputy women’s editor, Daily and Sunday Telegraph

12.45-1.45pm Lunch
1.45-2.25pm A: Instagram for newsA practical look at how news outlets are finding, sourcing and using content from Instagram.

  • Hannah Waldram, community manager, EMEA, Instagram
B: Online security for journalistsA workshop for journalists looking at how they can protect themselves, their sources and their stories online.

  • Daniel Cuthbert, chief operating officer, SensePost
2.30-3.30pm A: Short-form videoNewsrooms using short video to engage with readers in a matter of minutes share their approaches and lessons learned along the way.

  • Kamali Melbourne, online video producer, Channel 4 News
  • Peter Winfield, videographics director, the Economist
  • Matt Danzico, head of BBC Innovation Lab, BBC
  • Michael Downing, chief executive, Tout

Moderated by Andy Dickinson, senior lecturer, School of Journalism and Digital Communication, University of Central Lancashire

B: Immersive storytelling and productionDigital producers and online storytellers share their tips and tools for making immersive and interactive features.

  • Joseph Stashko, digital news development editor, The Times & Sunday Times
  • Ben Fogarty, chief executive, Shorthand
  • John Crowley, digital editor, WSJ.com

Moderated by Benji Lanyado, founder of Picfair and former digital producer Guardian/NYT

3.30-3.50pm Coffee break
3.50-4.20pm The digital journalist’s toolboxA full-conference session sharing key tools and apps for digital journalists, in particular those focused on productivity, to produce better digital journalism organise the web and carry out tasks on the go.

  • Nick Summers, reporter, The Next Web
  • Nick Garnett, North of England correspondent, BBC Radio 5 Live
  • James Neufeld, founder and chief executive, SAM
4.20-4.25pm Sponsor presentation

  • Nick Walter, chief marketing officer, OnePulse
4.25-5.25pm Emerging opportunities in digital journalismA panel of digital journalism experts discuss the emerging opportunities this year and beyond, from technology and gadgets, to the skills becoming vital in today’s newsrooms, and those of the future.

  • David Ho, editor, mobile, tablets and emerging technology, Wall Street Journal
  • Alison Gow, editor, digital innovation team, Trinity Mirror
  • Peter Bale, general manager and vice president, digital, CNN International
  • Robin Wauters, founding editor, Tech.eu

Moderated by Darren Waters, acting editor-in-chief, MSN+Bing Apps, AMP UK, Microsoft

5.25-5.30pm Closing and thanks
5.30-7.30pm 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