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| April 1, 2019 – 4:01 pm | 395 views

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.

Details of the agenda that will be announced soon.

A limited number of early-bird tickets are now available – book yours now for just £140 +VAT (standard price £190 +VAT). The early-bird offer ends 5 May 2019 or when the tickets sell out.

Tickets include lunch and refreshments, networking drinks and a delegate ‘goodie’ bag.

We are also running two workshops as part of Newsrewired+ on 26 November

A focus on practical, hands-on learning has always been at the heart of our events, and Journalism.co.uk will be hosting a full day of training the day before the main conference.

A Newsrewired+ ticket allows delegates to attend the conference (27 November) and one of the two full-day courses running the day before (26 November). Details to be announced soon.

Early-bird Newsrewired+ tickets are now available for £349 +VAT (standard price £399 +VAT). The early-bird offer finishes on 5 May 2019 or when the tickets sell out.

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Newsrewired March 2019: seven main takeaways

| March 20, 2019 – 3:14 pm | 590 views

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.

Looking for speakers’ presentations? Find them here.

The next Newsrewired conference will take place in November 2019. We are currently working on the agenda and will announce the date soon. If you would like to participate as a speaker or a sponsor, please get in touch with our editorial team.

How Neue Zürcher Zeitung increased its conversion rate up to five times with dynamic ‘paygates’

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

“What we are trying to do is to convert people we reach through engagement into registered users and, sooner or later, into paying subscribers. The Swiss population is so small that we can’t fill our funnel with loads of people like, for example, the New York Times. That’s why we need to be much more efficient on conversion and the dynamic ‘paygate’ makes this happen,” he said. Read more

 

Finding solutions to local issues: how SoJo stories saved French regional publisher from collapse

In 2015, local newspaper Nice-Matin filled in for bankruptcy. Four years on, it employs 180 journalists across 14 local editions, thanks to a subscription strategy boosted by solutions journalism.

Aurore Malval, journalist of Nice-Matin talked about how the publisher started producing solutions stories with a small, dedicated team and this became the ‘keystone’ of its subscription strategy. Read more

BBC Local News Partnerships: how breaking out of the London bubble can strengthen the news agenda

Looking outside your newsroom – and your city – for stories comes with unexpected benefits.

Matthew Barraclough, head of BBC Local News Partnerships (LNP), said that since the project has been rolled out in September 2017, 102 organisations have signed up as local news partners, accounting for more than 850 regional titles. Through the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS), one of its three pillars, more than 150 reporters have been hired under the scheme to report on local democratic bodies, such as councils, NHS trusts, crime commissions and fire authorities. Read more

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

Here are the key points from our Newsrewired panel which looked at the benefits of investing in smart speaker-friendly content, and explored projects by early adopters.

“This is really a disruptive technology which is going to be a new dimension to the internet. At the moment, we are on the cusp of a nascent audio web, an audio extension to the internet,” said Chris Stone, video executive producer, Evening Standard. Read more

Micropayments can help online publishers increase revenue without asking for subscription

Removing barriers between readers and content enables publishers tap into wallets of readers who are not willing to commit long-term – at least not initially.

Dominic Young, founder of microtransaction platform Agate, said that this model could slot into a behavioural gap in today’s news audiences. Agate uses an online wallet system, which is topped up by the user and spent across various affiliated sites at prices and terms set by the publisher. Read more

BBC News shows that hard-hitting solutions journalism stories can thrive on social media

Solutions journalism can hold the key to engaging young, social media-savvy audiences with strong visual content.

“I want to make a case for solutions journalism to become a credible tool in the armoury of the daily news journalist,” said Jonathan Paterson, editor, digital video, BBC News. Read more

The double-edged sword of blockchain

Many journalists and publishers are struggling to get to grips with blockchain.

Simply, 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. Three panelist used real-life examples to bring the concept of blockchain to life. Read more

 

All pictures are by Frank Noon/Mousetrap Media. Looking for more pictures from the event? Check them out here.

The double-edged sword of blockchain

| March 6, 2019 – 6:26 pm | 926 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 | 695 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 | 462 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 | 593 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 | 527 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 | 633 views
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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 | 732 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.

More speakers joining Newsrewired panels

| February 22, 2019 – 9:55 am | 600 views
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We have some more exciting news about Newsrewired!

Five new speakers will be joining our panels, and we even have a new workshop for you.

With only 10 days left until the event, tickets are selling fast. Don’t leave it until the last minute and book your place today for just £190 +VAT.

Meet your keynote speaker: Rouven Leuener, group head of digital product at Neue Zürcher Zeitung

| February 18, 2019 – 11:31 am | 930 views
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Rouven Leuener is group head of digital product at Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), one of the oldest Swiss, German-language newspapers. He took the lead on digital innovation five years ago and, during this time, he launched a number of digital products, such as a text-to-speech audio player feature that converts written articles into audio, to widen audience reach.

5 things you will learn at Newsrewired

| February 7, 2019 – 12:41 pm | 809 views
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How to reinvent your mobile storytelling

Fifty-six per cent of UK news consumers get their news via smartphone. Although technology has changed the distribution of news dramatically, most stories are still told in the same way as they were 100 years ago. One of our workshops will teach you how to create mobile-friendly stories using creative visual formats, such as AMP stories, timelines, and more.