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A sneak peek at December’s news:rewired

The next news:rewired digital journalism conference is taking place on Tuesday 1 December in London, and here at Journalism.co.uk we’ve been busy planning the agenda. Topics we will be discussing at December’s news:rewired include:

The rise of chat apps – Private messaging apps have become a regular feature in the media toolbox, used both to share news with mobile audiences and to source reports. How have media organisations been working with chat apps and what could their future role in news be?

Building in-house tools – Many news outlets have been building their own tools to make everyday newsgathering and storytelling tasks simpler and quicker. But what resources go into this process and what problems are they trying to solve in the first place?

International investigations – A collaborative investigation from a global reporting team can result in major stories sweeping the international media, and December’s news:rewired will take a look at the tools and techniques needed to complete such projects.

Early-bird discounted tickets end this Friday, 4 September.

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First speakers announced for news:rewired ‘in focus’ event on newsgathering and verification

Social media and mobile devices have irrevocably changed the news landscape, and now members of the public are often at the scene of a news event before a reporter even hears of the story.

Pictures and video posted to social media by eyewitness might be the first sign, but how can journalists and newsrooms reach these sources quickly, reliably and ethically?

The first ‘news:rewired in focus‘ event will take a detailed look at these questions surrounding social media newsgathering and verification, scheduled for Wednesday 21 October at Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

Tickets are now available, with the first 50 available at a discounted rate of just £60 +VAT until Friday 28 August, after which prices will rise to £80 +VAT.

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[23 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 527 views | By ]
Video, slides and audio from the recent news:rewired conference

The recent news:rewired digital journalism conference saw speakers gather from around the world to discuss the latest trends, tools and tips in digital journalism.

If you missed out on the day – or just want a recap – you can find all the publicly available information here, as well as information about upcoming news:rewired events.

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[23 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 450 views | By ]
Slides and audio – Video on the move

As audiences spend more and more time on their mobile devices compared to desktop, this session looked at the types of video and production style which work best on the medium.

Moderated by Goldsmiths Digital Journalism Lab’s Miranda MacLachlan, the session featured presentations from Hanna Kouri, channel director at Finland’s ISTV, and Isaac Showman, managing director at Reuters TV.

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 636 views | By ]
Slides and audio – Building engaged communities

This panel offered an in-depth look at how media outlets keep their audience engaged with stories, and how readers’ comments can play a positive role.

We heard from: Alison Gow, digital innovation editor, Trinity Mirror Regionals; Ashley Muddiman, research associate, Engaging News Project; and Laura Oliver, social and communities editor, UK, the Guardian.

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WATCH: Virtual reality should be approached with ‘cautious enthusiasm’

Edward Miller, entrepreneur and head of visuals at Immersiv.ly, was on the panel discussing virtual reality in news at last week’s events.

In the video below, he explains why news organisations should be cautious when approaching virtual reality, why it might work better for ‘slow’ rather than breaking news and how it differs from 360-degree videos.

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 430 views | By ]
WATCH: How news organisations should approach eyewitness media

Claire Wardle is co-founder of the Eyewitness Media Hub and research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

In this video, she outlines why thinking of eyewitness footage as a type of media produced by a person that has actually been in a traumatic situation, rather than user generated content, influences the way in which journalists approach their sources.

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 436 views | By ]
WATCH: Two key themes in news consumption

Isaac Showman, managing editor of Reuters TV, spoke on the panel about video on the move last week, alongside Hanna Kouri, ISTV’s channel director.

In the video below, Showman outlines two of the main ways in which people find and consume news, both developing predominantly on mobile devices: social media and video.

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