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Announcing the next newsrewired event – 8 February 2017

| August 10, 2016 – 5:23 pm | 582 views

Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce the next newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 8 February 2017 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

This will be our 18th conference, and as usual, we’re aiming to provide delegates with practical skills and ideas they can take home and explore in their own organisations.

The day will feature a mix of workshops and panel discussions about the latest tools, trends and techniques in digital journalism. We are currently working on the programme and we will be announcing the sessions and the first speakers over the next few weeks.

A limited number of discounted early-bird tickets is available for £130 +VAT until 1 October or until the tickets sell out, whichever comes first – after that, tickets will be available for £180+VAT.

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

| July 28, 2016 – 5:49 pm | 611 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 | 442 views
eyewitness ii

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 | 1,489 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 | 441 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 | 395 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 | 2,783 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 | 533 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 | 379 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 | 285 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 | 314 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 | 621 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 …