Our latest news:rewired conference took place on Thursday 20 February 2014 at MSN HQ in London (Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL). You can still buy digital tickets to access session videos.
More information on our next news:rewired will be available soon. In the meantime, here’s the agenda from February’s sell-out event:
|Time||Sessions and speakers|
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 shareability
Following 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.
Moderated by Sue Llewellyn, co-founder, Ultra Social
|11.30-12.45pm||A: Data journalism on a budget
For 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.
Moderated by Kathryn Corrick, head of training and digital engagement, Open Data Institute
|B: Conversations with the audience
There 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.
Moderated by Louisa Peacock, deputy women’s editor, Daily and Sunday Telegraph
|1.45-2.25pm||A: Instagram for news
A practical look at how news outlets are finding, sourcing and using content from Instagram.
|B: Online security for journalists
A workshop for journalists looking at how they can protect themselves, their sources and their stories online.
|2.30-3.30pm||A: Short-form video
Newsrooms using short video to engage with readers in a matter of minutes share their approaches and lessons learned along the way.
Moderated by Andy Dickinson, senior lecturer, School of Journalism and Digital Communication, University of Central Lancashire
|B: Immersive storytelling and production
Digital producers and online storytellers share their tips and tools for making immersive and interactive features.
Moderated by Benji Lanyado, founder of Picfair and former digital producer Guardian/NYT
|3.50-4.20pm||The digital journalist’s toolbox
A 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.
|4.25-5.25pm||Emerging opportunities in digital journalism
A 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.
Moderated by Darren Waters, acting editor-in-chief, MSN+Bing Apps, AMP UK, Microsoft
|5.25-5.30pm||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