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Announcing sessions and first speakers for February’s newsrewired

| September 14, 2016 – 2:49 pm | 1,779 views

Journalism.co.uk’s next newsrewired digital journalism conference is taking place on 8 February at the Reuters offices in London, and the team has been hard at work on the programme for what is now our 18th event!

(We’re also working on the 19th but more on that some other time.)

We’re pleased to be able to announce some of the sessions delegates will be able to join in February and the first confirmed speakers, including experts from the Guardian, The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal and On Our Radar.

Sessions include: the new grammar of live video on social, automation in the newsroom, reaching remote communities, information security for journalists, special projects and newsroom collaboration, and more.

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#newsrw round-up: Slides, audio and multimedia coverage

| July 28, 2016 – 5:49 pm | 844 views

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Journalism.co.uk’s 17th newsrewired took place last week at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London and we are pleased to have hosted so many delegates who attended the event’s panel discussions, practical workshops and spotlight talks to learn about the latest trends and techniques in digital journalism.

If you were not able to attend or if you are simply looking to refresh your memory and catch up on some of the conversations, this (lengthy) post contains slides from our guest speakers, audio from the sessions and links to our written and multimedia coverage throughout the day.

Keynote – Take it to the people: Where’s the value for publishers in interacting with their communities?

Blog: How Serial the podcast engages an online community

Liveblog: Keynote as it happened: Where’s the value for publishers in interacting with communities?

Reaching younger audiences and new sources on chat apps

Blog: Chat apps: three tips for making them work for a news audience

Liveblog: As it happened: reaching younger audiences and new sources on chat apps


‘Spotlight’ – The success and challenges of AJ+, and its new distributed news strategy

Blog: AJ+’s new distributed news strategy, explained

Live-blog: Spotlight talk as it happened: the success and challenges of AJ+, and its new distributed news strategy

The new wave in podcasting

Blog: Five top tips for a successful, monetised, investigative podcast

Live-blog: As it happened: The new wave in podcasting


Editorial analytics: How to use metrics in the newsroom efficiently 

‘Spotlight’ – Why The Times is betting on an editions-based digital strategy

Blog: Why The Times is betting on an editions-based strategy

Live-blog: As it happened: Why The Times is betting on an edition-based digital strategy 

‘Spotlight’ – Covering the refugee crisis in the age of social media rumours and viral stories

Live-blog: As it happened: Covering the refugee crisis in the age of social media rumours and viral stories

How to make Facebook Live work for you

Blog: 5 ways to get more people to tune in to your Facebook Live videos

Live-blog: As it happened: How to make Facebook Live work for you 

Best practices for working with eyewitness media on social networks: Ethics and rights

Blog: 8 tips for sourcing eyewitness media from social networks

Live-blog: As it happened: Working ethically with eyewitness media on social networks

8 tips for sourcing eyewitness media from social networks

| July 21, 2016 – 2:54 pm | 604 views
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Being an eyewitness to a news event and posting photos and information from the scene on social media can place you at the receiving end of thousands of requests from the media.
But the closing panel …

How editorial analytics can be used effectively in the newsroom

| July 20, 2016 – 5:10 pm | 1,709 views
editorial analytics live

Analytics can give journalists instant feedback on their work – but what are the numbers telling you about your wider editorial strategy?
Newsrooms can use metrics beyond simply determining whether or not an individual story is …

Why The Times is betting on an editions-based digital strategy

| July 20, 2016 – 4:53 pm | 541 views
Pat Long ii

Pat Long, head of news development at The Times and Sunday Times, today outlined the new approach his newspapers were taking to online news by following a digital editions strategy.
Rather than holding onto a traditional approach …

As it happened: working ethically with eyewitness media on social networks

| July 20, 2016 – 4:48 pm | 516 views
eyewitness social media

As more organisations source – and rely on – eyewitnesses from social networks in breaking news situations, the pressure to be the first to publish a photo or video can result in journalists bombarding people …

Five trends worth watching in mobile-first news

| July 20, 2016 – 4:24 pm | 2,988 views
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The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism recently released three reports on trends in news consumption, and research associate Nic Newman says the principal takeaway is that journalism is “a much more complicated world” than it used …

As it happened: how to make Facebook Live work for you

| July 20, 2016 – 4:13 pm | 645 views

In this practical workshop, Karla Geci, from Facebook’s strategic partnerships division, shared key insights and advice about how journalists can use Facebook Live to produce engaging livestreams and reach a wider audience.

Insider tips for higher quality data journalism

| July 20, 2016 – 3:20 pm | 474 views
Helena Bengtsson

Data journalism has been a media buzzword for a while. Despite the fact, a lot of tasks are computerised, it remains a difficult discipline for reporters to master.
At the news:rewired conference, today in London, Helena Bengtsson, …

As it happened: covering the refugee crisis in the age of social media rumours and viral stories

| July 20, 2016 – 3:10 pm | 374 views
Rossalyn Warren live

To cover the complex issue of the refugee crisis, newsrooms need a mixture of on the ground reporting and creative approaches on social media.
In this session of the news:rewired conference, BuzzFeed reporter Rossalyn Warren explained …

Five top tips for a successful, monetised, investigative podcast

| July 20, 2016 – 2:56 pm | 392 views
Maeve McClenaghan (right)

The success of Serial – and the mobile-friendly nature of podcasts – has put the medium back on the map for many media organisations. During a session at the news:rewired conference, today in London, freelance investigative journalist Maeve …

As it happened: why The Times is betting on an editions-based digital strategy

| July 20, 2016 – 2:50 pm | 726 views
Pat Long

In this session of the news:rewired conference, Pat Long, head of news development, The Times and The Sunday Times, explained the title’s new digital publishing model and how that works in practice in the 24/7 breaking news environment the …