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Two more speakers join constructive journalism panel at newsrewired in July

| April 17, 2018 – 11:37 am | 238 views

In an afternoon session at the next newsrewired digital journalism event on 11 July in London, delegates will learn about the difference between constructive reporting (also known as solutions journalism) and traditional newsgathering and storytelling styles, and the impact incorporating these approaches can have on audience engagement and the relationship between media and their readers, listeners and viewers.

Today, Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce two more speakers will be joining us on stage at Reuters in London to share their experiences with constructive journalism.

A limited number of tickets for the next newsrewired event are currently available at the discounted price of £130+VAT until 20 April.

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Why an audience-first mindset is key: Spotlight at newsrewired, 11 July

| April 9, 2018 – 4:33 pm | 266 views

With about three months to go until our next newsrewired digital journalism conference, we are all hands on deck here at Journalism.co.uk, working on the programme for the event and the associated workshops.

Newsrewired will take place on 11 July at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London, and we are pleased to announce we are adding a new spotlight talk to the agenda.

Finding common ground: Why an audience-first mindset is key

Making an impact in media no longer means talking about print versus digital or desktop versus mobile. Understanding how people behave is the new way of thinking about media in the digital world. In this talk, Albertine Piels, director of Hackastory, explains why your audience’s needs and your goals have to align for your organisation to thrive in this digital era.

In 2016, Albertine quit her job as an editor-in-chief at the Dutch national news station RTLZ so she can fully focus on Hackastory. Albertine has 15 years of experience in journalism, always with a strong focus on online media.

A limited number of early-bird discounted tickets are available for the event, costing £130+VAT. The discount expires on 20 April or once the tickets sell out, after which tickets will cost £180+VAT. Half of the tickets have already gone, so book your place now to avoid missing out.

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Other topics we’ll be exploring on the day include:

  • constructive journalism – the traditional news diet can leave people feeling anxious as negative stories flood TVs or social media feeds, but people who interact with solutions-focused stories feel empowered, spend more time on the article page, and are more likely to share the stories on social media;
  • journalism beyond the news cycle – the benefits of slow journalism, the staying power of good storytelling, and the impact of investigative reporting;
  • editorial newsletters – how to put together a successful newsletter strategy, and how to get ahead in the battle for attention in your readers’ inboxes;
  • building communities on social media – should you go for Facebook groups, LinkedIn or Instagram? And once you’ve picked your networks, how do you create a conductive and engaging space?

If you would like to suggest a session or a talk, or sponsor the event, please get in touch by emailing catalina@journalism.co.uk.

First speaker and sessions announced for July’s newsrewired

| April 4, 2018 – 3:02 pm | 316 views
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The next newsrewired digital journalism conference takes place on 11 July 2018 at Reuters in London.

Over the past couple of weeks, the Journalism.co.uk team has been working on the programme for the event, and we’re pleased to be able to announce our first confirmed speaker as well as some session ideas we are currently developing.

A limited number of early-bird discounted tickets are available for the event, costing £130+VAT. The discount expires on 20 April or once the tickets sell out, after which tickets will cost £180+VAT. Nearly half of the tickets have already gone, so book your place now to avoid missing out.

One of the key sessions of the day will be a discussion around constructive journalism, the newsgathering and storytelling practice that looks at solutions to problems, presenting stories of resourcefulness, action or community spirit alongside in-depth analysis of the issues at hand.

Research has shown that the traditional news diet can leave people feeling anxious as negative stories flood TVs or social media feeds, and that people who interact with constructive journalism are more likely to feel empowered, spend more time on the article page, or share the stories on social media.

Date for your diary: The next newsrewired is on 11 July

| March 21, 2018 – 12:10 pm | 402 views

The next newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 11 July 2018 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

This will be our 22nd conference, and as usual, we are aiming to provide delegates with practical skills and ideas they can take home and explore in their own organisations.

The day will feature a mix of workshops and panel discussions about the latest tools, trends and techniques in digital journalism.

We are currently working on the programme, and details about sessions and speakers will be announced soon.

A limited number (40) of early-bird tickets are currently available for £130+VAT until 20 April or until they sell out, after which tickets will cost £180+VAT.

Audio, slides and resources from March’s newsrewired

| March 15, 2018 – 12:36 pm | 497 views
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After hosting the 21st newsrewired event at Reuters in London last week, the Journalism.co.uk team is starting to working on the agenda for the next conference, which will take place in London on 11 July.
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How The Credibility Coalition determines trust indicators

| March 7, 2018 – 7:27 pm | 519 views
Connie Moon Sehat, director, NewsFrames

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The benefits of using voice-controlled devices for news distribution

| March 7, 2018 – 7:03 pm | 1,443 views
Robert McKenzie, editor, BBC News Labs

With as many as 30 million smart speakers sold worldwide, innovative journalists are looking to voice-controlled news distribution as a new way to reach audiences.

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What De Correspondent is teaching us about news memberships

| March 7, 2018 – 6:15 pm | 597 views
Maaike Goslinga, international editor of De Correspondent

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Mobile storytelling tips from CNN

| March 7, 2018 – 5:10 pm | 1,118 views
Eliza Mackintosh, producer, CNN Digital International

When producing stories for mobile audiences, journalists must consider which platform best suits the content, according to CNN International’s digital producer.
Speaking at news:rewired in London today, Eliza Mackintosh discussed mobile-first journalism and shared her insights …

Turning audience metrics into personalised features

| March 7, 2018 – 4:43 pm | 362 views
Turning audience metrics into personalised features

How can newsrooms turn audience metrics into products and services benefitting both their readers and their business? That was the key question at a panel powered by Google’s Digital News Initiative at news:rewired today.
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‘Look for the sweet spot between news and context’ – How to make your live streams more engaging

| March 7, 2018 – 4:25 pm | 376 views
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In a constantly evolving newsroom, journalists are always looking out for interesting ways to enrich the human experience using unique and distinctive formats. Live video, for example, offers audiences real-time coverage of live experiences.
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As it happened: News on voice-controlled devices

| March 7, 2018 – 10:03 am | 592 views

The Amazon Echo and Google Assistant are finding their place into people’s homes, helping with various organisational tasks, playing music, giving updates about the weather and… delivering the news. So what kinds of news stories …