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Dmitry Shishkin, Kassy Cho and Ryan Tuck: meet three of our speakers

| November 25, 2020 – 11:46 am | 10 views

2020 has been a tough year for the media industry. The coronavirus pandemic has forced journalists to work from home, disrupted revenue streams and is causing staff burnout.

We could be here all day talking about the problems. But at the 27th Newsrewired conference starting on 1 December 2020, we aim to set you up for success in 2021.

Leading experts will share their knowledge around navigating the challenges of covid-19 and help you take advantage of the opportunities your newsroom has to innovate.

Want to know more? We caught up with a few of our speakers ahead of time.

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RISJ’s Lucy Kueng on leading digital transformation in an age of disruption

| November 19, 2020 – 5:41 pm | 16 views

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One of the few silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic is that newsrooms have had to develop more logical solutions for working because of the sheer necessity to survive the crisis. But we are not out of the woods yet.

As if that burden was not heavy enough, many long-standing, pre-pandemic issues have not gone away: digital transformation, newsroom diversity and management of Gen Y and Z journalists.

In this week’s podcast, we speak to Lucy Kueng, senior research associate for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and an expert on newsroom strategy, innovation and leadership. This month, she published a new book, ‘Hearts and Minds: Harnessing Leadership, Culture, and Talent to Really go Digital’., based on conversations with more than 100 newsroom leaders.

The book reveals what the best CEOs, heads of departments and other middle managers are doing to galvanise their teams during this troubling period. She stresses the importance of having charged batteries for the even greater challenges which lie ahead, and helps you plot how to deal with those issues.

Julie Posetti: post-pandemic journalism will be ‘more mission-driven, public service-focused, and audience-centred’

| November 13, 2020 – 11:06 am | 19 views
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From battling disinformation to dealing with online abuse and mental health crisis, journalists around the globe are feeling the impact of the covid-19 pandemic. 

ICFJ’s global research director and Newsrewired keynote speaker Dr Julie Posetti sheds the light on the reality behind the data.

Improving mental health in (and outside) our newsrooms

| November 11, 2020 – 6:12 pm | 12 views
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At the beginning of the pandemic, John Crowley conducted a global survey to assess how journalists were coping during lockdown. His findings are published in a report entitled ‘Journalism in the Time of Covid’. The report urges news leaders to heed concerns from staff about their mental well-being.

Combine virtual conference ticket with online training – get Newsrewired+

| November 10, 2020 – 2:12 pm | 30 views
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With Newsrewired+, you will be able to attend one of the five online courses run by Journalism.co.uk from 7 December 2020 to 18 January 2021, as well as the virtual conference.

Booking the combined ticket saves you £20.

Early-bird tickets now available: join us at Newsrewired on 1 – 10 December 2020

| October 28, 2020 – 4:53 pm | 326 views
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How do you lead the change? Join our second virtual conference and hear from our top speakers every Tuesday and Thursday between 1 and 10 December 2020.

“Look at the robot as your new colleague”: what automation can do for sports reporting

| July 21, 2020 – 5:11 pm | 921 views
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Robots are now capable of doing pre- and post-match coverage of 26 football leagues in a fraction of time, so you would forgive sports journalists for feeling replaceable.

But original reporting is safe in times of automation, according to Henning Johannesson, chief product officer of the Swedish company United Robots who spoke at Newsrewired earlier this month (7 July 2020).

How can we improve team communication in times of working from home?

| July 9, 2020 – 5:29 pm | 1,037 views
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Lockdown and working from home has not been easy the media professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.

As Lucy Küng, senior research fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, noted at the Newsrewired virtual conference (29 June 2020), everyone is feeling the stress – and that will only increase as furloughed staff return to work and teams get up to full capacity.

Working from home: good for productivity, bad for innovation?

| July 3, 2020 – 4:38 pm | 1,187 views
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Like many others in the industry, Journalism.co.uk decided to bring Newsrewired digital journalism conference to your computer screens instead of a physical venue due to the covid-19 pandemic. We swapped out plans to host the event in Manchester for a four-day series of discussions on Zoom – all while adjusting to working from home ourselves.

Diversity in the newsroom matters. So we expanded the conference agenda

| June 25, 2020 – 3:24 pm | 1,524 views
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The news agenda has changed dramatically since we started planning the online Newsrewired conference only a month ago. Lockdown seemed to have dominated every discussion, every news article and, in fairness, our every waking moment.

How to use design thinking to solve journalistic problems

| June 22, 2020 – 3:19 pm | 1,728 views
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The way we frame the problem has a lot to do with the solutions we end up with.

As journalists, we are hard-wired to tackle difficulties head-on, asking direct questions, and looking for verifiable evidence to support the predictable outcome.

World’s leading expert on design thinking to give keynote at Newsrewired

| June 11, 2020 – 3:48 pm | 1,257 views
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We are very pleased to announce that Justin Ferrell, the founder of the professional fellowship program at the Institute of Design at Stanford University (the d.school), will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Newsrewired conference on 29 June 2020.