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Engaging online video and mobile journalism: More speakers announced for news:rewired ‘video focus’

| February 3, 2016 – 3:54 pm | 947 views
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The next news:rewired ‘video focus’ is fast approaching – with a little over a month to go until the event, we are pleased to announce three more speakers from CNN, Reuters and Sky News will be joining our expert line-up on the day.

The conference, focused entirely on editorial video and the opportunities and challenges it brings into the newsroom, will take place on 16 March at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London. Tickets are available for £165+VAT.

First speakers announced for #newsrw ‘video focus’

| January 18, 2016 – 5:20 pm | 2,130 views
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With just under two months to go until news:rewired ‘video focus’, we are pleased to announce our first confirmed speakers. Experts from NowThis, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist will join us to discuss the latest video formats and the challenges and opportunities they bring into the newsroom.

The digital journalism conference takes place on 16 March 2016 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London, and tickets are now available for £165+VAT.

Here’s a sneak peek at the programme.

Slides and audio – Building the news: In-house tools for the newsroom

| December 11, 2015 – 1:51 pm | 484 views
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In this session, we looked at the resources needed in the newsroom to develop tools and templates, the collaborative approach between developers and journalists and the open-source movement.
We heard from Nick Petrie, deputy head of digital, The …

Slides and audio – International investigations

| December 11, 2015 – 12:58 pm | 284 views
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Our guest speakers on the international investigations workshop were Jacopo Ottaviani, a data journalist who has worked on projects like The Migrants Files, Generation E, E-waste Republic, and Lawrence Marzouk, editor of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network.
They gave …

Slides and audio – The bigger picture: Putting news into context

| December 11, 2015 – 12:08 pm | 301 views
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This workshop took an in-depth look at the different approaches to putting breaking news and ongoing stories into context, through newsletters, cards and explainers.
Below are the slides from Jeremy Evans, founder of Explaain, and the audio recording from …

Slides and audio – Longform video for the mobile generation

| December 11, 2015 – 10:43 am | 267 views
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The first workshop of the afternoon discussed longform video for the mobile generation, looking at the best approaches for producing documentaries between 20 minutes and one hour in length, as well as how to distribute …

Slides and audio – Telling stories with data

| December 9, 2015 – 2:29 pm | 482 views
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In this workshop, Megan Lucero, data journalism editor at The Times and The Sunday Times and Marianne Bouchart, communications director at GENinnovate and founder and editor of the Data Journalism Blog, gave delegates tips for finding data in open databases and how to best …

Slides and audio – How can robot journalists help the media?

| December 4, 2015 – 1:50 pm | 300 views
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The final session at news:rewired looked at automation, giving delegates an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of using algorithms to produce stories in the newsroom, both from an editorial and technological perspective.
We heard from:

Simon …

Slides and audio – New models in local media

| December 4, 2015 – 1:43 pm | 300 views
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In this workshop, our guest speakers discussed the role of local media outlets in the digital landscape and whether they are sustainable.
Alon Aviram, co-founder of The Bristol Cable, Greg Hadfield, editorial director of the Brighton …

Slides and audio – Chat apps in the newsroom: What’s next?

| December 4, 2015 – 12:56 pm | 285 views
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This panel explored the opportunities available for news outlets looking to produce and distribute stories on chat apps, including Snapchat, WhatsApp, Viber and Line, and the role they play in engaging with a broader audience.
We …