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New speaker announcement: Marverine Cole joins panel on diversity in the newsroom

| May 16, 2019 – 12:14 pm | 319 views

One of the key sessions of the upcoming Newsrewired conference will be a discussion around diversity in the newsroom.

We will look at why news organisations are increasingly looking to hire from underserved communities not only as a PR exercise or because it is the right thing to do, but because it is essential to regain audiences’ trust.

We are pleased to announce that Marverine Cole, journalist, broadcaster and academic at Birmingham City University, will be joining the panel.

Marverine Cole has worked for many of Britain’s most watched and listened to broadcasters, including Sky News, ITV Central and BBC Midlands Today.

As a member of Black Journalists’ Collective UK, a network of 100+ freelance, contract & staff BAME journalists working in UK newsrooms, she took part in an initiative that urged editors across Britain to commit to improving representation in newsrooms by supporting their diversity manifesto.

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How can diversity help news organisations regain audiences’ trust?

| May 1, 2019 – 1:17 pm | 379 views

Our team at Journalism.co.uk has spent the last few months talking to industry leaders about the challenges they face. What we have found is that the lack of diversity in the newsroom is one of the most pressing problems for the top players, as well as the B2B publications and local papers.

Why is it still difficult to hire more journalists from BAME backgrounds, but also those who are underprivileged, LGBT or have a disability? And what holds young people from a minority background back from entering the industry?

There is no silver bullet but there are effective tried-and-tested strategies that some news publications have adopted to make their teams more representative of the audiences they are reporting for.

We are in the process of confirming the panel speakers and will announce them as soon as we have their green light.

There is a limited number of early-bird tickets available now for £140 +VAT – book before Friday 5 May 2019. After this date, they will be available at full price (£190 +VAT).

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Other sessions and workshops we are planning:

  • How to grow your audience beyond loyal subscribers to build a sustainable revenue model
  • Beyond the shiny new things: devising and driving fundamental transformation in your news organisation
  • Workshop: developing a meaningful relationship with the data
  • How mobile journalism is empowering citizen reporters, plus the latest tips and tricks to up your own mojo skills
  • …and much more

Pre-agenda booking prize draw
Book your Newsrewired or Newsrewired+ ticket before 5 May for a chance win a Memory Mic from Sennheiser worth £169.99. The winner will be announced on 7 May 2019. Good luck!

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

Newsrewired November 2019: early agenda announced

| April 26, 2019 – 11:19 am | 419 views
Newsrewired early bird offer

The next Newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 27 November 2019 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

One of the key sessions of the day will be a discussion around diversity in the newsroom.

Save £50 with our early-bird offer

| April 1, 2019 – 4:01 pm | 610 views
EARLY-BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE

The next Newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 27 November 2019 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, LondonThis will be our 25th conference and, as usual, our sessions will give practical tips and advice on tools and strategies that delegates can try in their own newsrooms.

Newsrewired March 2019: seven main takeaways

| March 20, 2019 – 3:14 pm | 789 views
7 Newsrewired takeaways

The Newsrewired conference, which took place on 6 March 2019 at Reuters in London, showcased once again the most interesting projects and latest trends in digital journalism.

If you weren’t there, or if you simply want to remind yourself of the topics of the day, check out this editorial selection of the best conference coverage articles.

The double-edged sword of blockchain

| March 6, 2019 – 6:26 pm | 1,182 views
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Many journalists and publishers are struggling to get to grips with blockchain.

To explain it in simple terms, blockchain is a growing list of records  – called blocks – which are encrypted and linked. Each block also contains a timestamp and other information about the origin of data. By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data it contains, which may come in handy when we need to protect news content from tampering or even censorship.

Publishers are experimenting with smart speakers, addressing concerns around monetisation and discoverability

| March 6, 2019 – 5:59 pm | 932 views
Smart Speakers panel

Difficulty to monetise, discover content and issues around privacy are some of the reasons why publishers are reluctant to start producing content for voice-controlled devices, despite their potential to be a new revenue and content stream. At Newsrewired (6 March), a panel of experts discussed how they are tackling these concerns.

BBC Local News Partnerships: collaborating with regional titles strengthens both local and national news agenda

| March 6, 2019 – 2:46 pm | 637 views
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by Hannah Wilson

Journalism and life very much happens outside of the capital. That was the message from Matthew Barraclough, head of BBC Local News Partnerships (LNP), speaking at newsrewired (6 March 2019).
While here in the …

How NZZ increased its conversion rate up to five times with dynamic ‘paygates’

| March 6, 2019 – 12:56 pm | 816 views
Rouven Leuener

Rouven Leuener is group head of digital product at Neue Zürcher Zeitung, one of the oldest German-language newspapers in Switzerland. He took the lead on digital innovation five years ago and shared his experience of experimenting with dynamic ‘paygates.’

Agenda update: new speakers and lunchtime workshop alternative

| March 5, 2019 – 11:46 am | 701 views
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With only one day to go to our Newsrewired conference, taking place tomorrow at Reuters in London, UK, we are pleased to announce two new speakers will be joining us on the day.

1 week to go until Newsrewired | Three new speakers joining the conference

| February 27, 2019 – 3:49 pm | 791 views
Newsrewired 1 week

Speakers from Reach, Nice-Matin and NewsBlocks will join us at Newsrewired

Is it worthwhile converting your written content into audio and making it available on Amazon Alexa or Google Chrome? What if stories focused on solutions rather than problems could attract a larger audience? And why is it important to get out of the London bubble and focus on your regional readers?

How to move from advertising to reader revenue

| February 25, 2019 – 12:31 pm | 871 views
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Mark Little, CEO of Kinzen, will be joining the panel on new ways to finance journalism in the digital age.

Kinzen is developing personal news routines that connect active news seekers and quality publishers. Mark will be sharing some of the lessons he’s learned and solutions Kinzen’s building for publishers seeking more valuable personal engagement with their users.