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| February 3, 2016 – 3:54 pm | 676 views

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.

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As it happened: Longform video for the mobile generation

| December 1, 2015 – 1:55 pm | 250 views
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In the era of Snapchat, Vine and Periscope, some news organisations are still investing time and resources into making longer videos for the web. So what goes into producing these videos and is there an …

CNN Digital International’s approach to personalisation

| December 1, 2015 – 1:38 pm | 283 views
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News organisations are continually experimenting with digital story-telling as a way to engage and excite their mobile audiences, delegates at the news:rewired conference, in London today, were told.
According to a 2014 Ofcom report, more than …

As it happened: New models in local media

| December 1, 2015 – 11:35 am | 436 views
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How do regional outlets see their role in their community in the digital age – and is it sustainable? This panel at the news:rewired conference, in London today, looked at new approaches to funding and storytelling local …

As it happened: Chat apps in the newsroom – what’s next?

| December 1, 2015 – 11:32 am | 205 views
Chat apps session

With many news outlets now regularly working with Snapchat, WhatsApp, Viber and more chat apps, this panel session of the news:rewired conference, in London, explored the opportunities for journalists on these platforms and took a practical …

As it happened: What mobile audiences want from news

| December 1, 2015 – 9:57 am | 299 views
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The opening panel of the news:rewired conference, in London today, looked at how news organisations are dealing with the growing percentage of readers who access stories from mobile devices only.
It asked what storytelling styles work best …

As it happened: Christopher Meighan’s keynote speech

| December 1, 2015 – 9:07 am | 192 views
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Christopher Meighan, director for digital news design and presentation, and emerging news products, with the Washington Post, opened the news:rewired conference in London today.
Over the last year, Chris has worked on the Post’s new national …

Latest news:rewired updates: Heather Bowen, head of social media at the Daily Mirror, joins chat apps panel

| November 24, 2015 – 2:41 pm | 393 views

With one week to go until the next news:rewired digital journalism conference (1 December, London), we’re pleased to announce Heather Bowen, head of social media at the Daily Mirror, will be joining the panel on messaging apps in the newsroom.

Alongside, Trushar Barot, mobile editor at BBC World Service, and Blathnaid Healy, UK editor at Mashable, Bowen will be discussing the role of chat apps – from WhatsApp to Snapchat and Viber – in journalism and their potential uses in the future.

The event takes place on 1 December at the MSN UK offices in London near Victoria, and delegates will hear from expert speakers from the Guardian, The Washington Post, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, Vice News and more. Check out the full programme for the day here.

Tickets cost just £165+VAT and they’re selling fast – with only a week to go, reserve your place now to avoid missing out.

Arria is the latest sponsor of December’s news:rewired

| November 16, 2015 – 3:21 pm | 314 views
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The next news:rewired digital journalism conference is taking place in just two weeks, and we are pleased to announce Arria as the latest sponsor of the event.

Based in London, the company has developed a software that can automatically produce written articles and reports in a variety of formats, as well as graphs and audio soundbites.

The event, organised by Journalism.co.uk, takes place on 1 December 2015 at the MSN UK offices in Victoria London.

The day will offer a mix of practical workshops and panel discussions looking at the latest techniques and trends in digital journalism.

Five practical tips for using Facebook as a journalistic tool

| July 23, 2014 – 4:26 pm | 14,102 views
By <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/owenwbrown">Owen W Brown</a> on Flickr. <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0">Some rights reserved</a>.

Facebook claims 1.3 billion worldwide users and has 26 million active daily users in the UK – 22 million of whom use their mobile, checking it on average 14 times a day.

For journalists, it is vast source of content and contacts – and also a way of getting material to a wide audience and engage in conversation.

How journalists can get the best from Reddit

| July 21, 2014 – 4:11 pm | 3,593 views
By <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/torley/7091037879/in/photolist-bNBqvM-8TjZu4-ddtprF-ad85Jn-478Q9A-d2xAuC-8PH4Wg-beZ9j2-eJQ4g1-4tndwo-eWsMew-dnLLaU-fE5KX7-bKmcCx-9E6r1H-7nojre-9dHrCP-oEQrX-aav82A-b5zLht-ejaxXm-5CVeXc-8rP2Rb-itFvot-bw3QCG-c6KY7y-b7yuec-cAgtQs-8HNn4k-8m6tP4-7YCa5S-ahy71D-aef6PP-a25sKu-huU8CF-aa1iiw-8UEH5A-9WvyZ2-7u7XYF-9onuWw-acbTtQ-8PDrwn-6BoG1h-9hGHTU-6zzfAL-4tiara-4tnd7w-4tncUN-cNqPfY-cJkPgw">Torley</a> on Flickr. <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0">Some rights reserved</a>.

Reddit has gained widespread popularity over the last few years years, and – as covered in a recent Journalism.co.uk article – is used by many journalists as a news source or a sounding board for ideas, as well as for verification and engagement.

Reddit is a self-gatekeeping community known for the original content posted by its user-base, as well as links to other content on the web, which can be either up or down-voted by other users.

For new users, the platform – which comes with its own quirks and terminology – can initially appear daunting.

However, with a bit of practice, it becomes easy to navigate your way through the vast amount of content posted to the site each day.