Our next news:rewired conference takes place on Thursday 20 February 2014 at MSN HQ in London (Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL).
Speakers already confirmed include Sarah Laitner, communities editor at the Financial Times; Mark Frankel, assistant editor of social news at the BBC; Esa Mäkinen, news editor of data journalism at Helsingin Sanomat and Daniel Cuthbert, chief operating officer of SensePost.
We are currently working on the agenda, so watch this space for further speaker announcements in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, here is the line-up for September’s event, organised by session:
How news outlets are utilising different digital tools to help communicate the latest information to digital audiences in breaking news situations.
A speedy look at innovative tools and technology in the digital journalism space.
Rev Dan Catt, freelance developer, Contributoria, @revdancat
A look at how different types of publishers are finding success in online video, from the types of video being produced, the platforms people are watching them on, and the costs, as well as revenue potential, involved.
How to find and reach new audiences and news sources via social media and other online communities.
A look at the different analytics newsrooms can use to make better editorial decisions, with case studies on how news outlets have improved metrics.
Chris Moran, SEO editor, the Guardian, @chrismoranuk
When videos, images or facts are shared by social media or sent to a news outlet, how can you know they show what they purport to? This workshop will offer case studies and practical tips on verifying photos and footage.
LinkedIn for journalists
A workshop on how journalists can use LinkedIn to find sources, follow a beat, build their own brand and drive traffic to their online content.
Being able to visualise data and the geographical background to stories is a key skill for today’s digital journalists. This workshop will run through some of the key tools and platforms journalists can use.
James Ball, data editor, the Guardian, @jamesrbuk
Short presentations from news innovators.
Breaking article boundaries
A look at some of the different ways news outlets are telling stories which break out of conventional digital reporting styles, and some of the issues to consider when stepping outside of the norm.
Past news:rewired delegates share their thoughts on our previous digital journalism conferences:
“I left with a very useful overview of trends taking place in news organisations today” - Blaise Grimes-Vlort, eModeration
“If time is money, this was time well spent” - Mike Best, Leeds Trinity University
“news:rewired is a must for anyone wanting to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest media news, tools and apps” - Abigail Edge, MNA Media
“Great opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the leading innovators in journalism and to learn a thing or two” - Lawrence Havelock, Bridging & Commercial
“The place to find tools, techniques and inspiration” - Rohan Jayasekera, Vivartz