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As it happened: Digital lessons and talking points from 2012

The news:rewrited – digital stories conference heard, this afternoon, some of the lessons for news outlets in 2012, interesting innovations and disruptions to keep an eye on as we head into 2013 and some of the important questions still to be answered.

The panel for this session was made up of: Dr Johnny Ryan, chief innovation officer, The Irish Times; Stephen Pinches, group product manager, emerging platforms, Financial Times; John Levitt, director of marketing, Parse.ly; Mark Little, chief executive and founder, Storyful.

The session was moderated by Kevin Anderson, editor and digital strategist, Knowledge Bridge, Media Development Loan Fund.

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Ten tips: How newsrooms can improve audio and podcasting

Nate Lanxon, editor of Wired.co.uk, presented a workshop at news:rewired – digital stories this afternoon explaining how to news organisations can produce successful podcasts without breaking the bank.

Here are ten of his top tips.

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As it happened: What are the opportunities for long-form journalism?

This session of the news:rewired – digital stories conference looked at the opportunities for long-form journalism; including investigative reports published to e-readers and video documentaries.

Speakers also discussed revenue models, allowing delegates to learn from their experiences of what does – and what doesn’t – make long-form journalism pay.

Those speakers were: Bobbie Johnson, co-founder, Matter; Alex Miller, executive editor of VICE UK; Simon Frantz, deputy editor of BBC Future, a project from the commercial arm of the BBC; Patrick Hussey, design lead, Aeon magazine.

Kathryn Corrick, strategic communications consultant, acted as moderator for the session

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As it happened: How to use your mobile as a reporting tool

Session two of news:rewired – digital stories looked at useful apps and other ways journalists can use smartphones as a reporting tool. Our panelists also ran through new initiatives being run by news outlets in the mobile space.

Our panelists were: Eric Siereveld, vice president, Scoopshot; Neil McIntosh, deputy editor, Europe, Wall Street Journal; Marc Settle, project producer at the BBC College of Journalism specialising in mobile journalism; Nick Garnett, North of England correspondent, BBC 5 Live.

The session was moderated by Kevin Anderson, editor and digital strategist, Knowledge Bridge, Media Development Loan Fund.

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As it happened: Data expert Nicolas Kayser-Bril delivers news:rewired keynote

Nicolas Kayser-Bril, chief executive and co-founder of Journalism++, delivers the keynote speech at news:rewired – digital stories.

A self-taught programmer and data-driven journalist, Kayser-Bril was previously in charge of data journalism at ‘augmented news’ site OWNI, where he led several experiments in crowdsourced data gathering. His new role focuses on bringing web technologies into journalistic workflows, here he offers some simple tips for improving digital journalism.