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Training courses for February’s newsrewired now available

| November 3, 2016 – 3:43 pm | 1,191 views

Every newsrewired event is designed with practical learning at its core, and with that in mind, we are pleased to be able to announce the three courses we’ll be running on the day following our …

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Live video, news games and more: New speakers announced for February’s newsrewired

| October 26, 2016 – 5:50 pm | 1,150 views

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The next newsrewired digital journalism conference is taking place on 8 February at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

The Journalism.co.uk team is currently finalising the agenda, but before we can publish the full programme, we are pleased to announce speakers from Quartz, Al Jazeera, The Sun and IBT Media will be joining our expert line-up at the event.

The day will feature a mix of workshops and panel discussions about the latest tools, trends and techniques in digital journalism, including live social video, automation, collaboration, news games and more.

Tickets are available for 180+VAT – book yours here.

Joining us on the day will be:

lauren Lauren Brownspecial projects editor for Quartz. She develops high-concept, ambitious journalistic projects and is responsible for coordinating the design, marketing, and editorial efforts behind them. Lauren will join the Guardian’s Francesca Panetta on a panel discussing collaboration in the newsroom and the impact of special projects.

juliana Juliana Ruhfus, senior reporter for Al Jazeera’s People & Power investigative and current affairs strand. She worked on producing Al Jazeera’s news games, from its first ever project of this kind, Pirate Fishing, to the most recent, #Hacked, which takes players inside the cyberwar in Syria. In a short talk, Juliana will give insights into the process of creating Hacked, and explain the benefits of using gaming techniques for storytelling.
Alfred Joyner colourcropAlfred Joynerhead of video at IBT Media.Alfred is responsible for managing video production of news, interviews and special features for both the International Business Times UK and Newsweek Europe. He will take part in our opening panel exploring the technical, editorial and ethical aspects of livestreaming on social media, together with Sue Llewellyn and more speakers to be announced soon. Read more about the Facebook Live strategy at IBTimes UK here.
emmafultonEmma Fultondirector of digital strategy and operations at The Sun. Emma, who has been with News Corp in various roles since 2012, recently led The Sun’s new website launch. She is now working in The Sun’s digital newsroom, helping to shape its online presence and attract new audiences to The Sun online. At newsrewired, she will discuss The Sun’s work with automated journalism so far, highlighting recent projects such as The Sun’s Facebook Messenger bot, as well as outlining the processes where automation was intentionally not used.

Find out more about the programme here.


Newsrewired training
Journalism.co.uk will also be hosting a day of training at Reuters on 9 February 2017.

Delegates can also register for newsrewired+, which will give them access to the conference on 8 February and one of three hands-on workshops the following day. Newsrewired+ tickets are available for £368 +VAT.

They represent a 10 per cent discount compared to booking tickets for both days separately.

More details about the training day will be announced soon.

If you’d like to suggest topics of discussion at the conference or if you’d like to get involved as a speaker or sponsor, please get in touch by emailing catalina [at] journalism.co.uk.

Announcing sessions and first speakers for February’s newsrewired

| September 14, 2016 – 2:49 pm | 2,865 views
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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.

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

| July 28, 2016 – 5:49 pm | 1,121 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.

8 tips for sourcing eyewitness media from social networks

| July 21, 2016 – 2:54 pm | 854 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 | 2,027 views
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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 | 749 views
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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 | 747 views
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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 | 3,333 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 | 865 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 | 668 views
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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 | 557 views
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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 …