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New session: Kickstarting R&D culture in European newsrooms

| January 20, 2017 – 1:35 pm | 294 views

Discussing trends and innovative techniques for digital journalism has always been at the heart of newsrewired, where the programme’s mix of panels and workshops is designed to help delegates return to their newsrooms with new ideas and practical knowledge to implement in their work.

But starting up a new project can be tricky – from funding it to implementing new workflows in the organisation, there are many factors to consider along the way. At our next newsrewired digital journalism conference on 8 February, we’ll bring together three funding recipients of Google’s Digital News Initiative (DNI) to discuss the projects they are currently working on.

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More speakers join live social video and special projects sessions

| January 16, 2017 – 12:09 pm | 423 views

At Journalism.co.uk, we’re counting down the days until the next newsrewired digital journalism conference on 8 February, and we have some updates about the event (keep an eye out for more posts this week as well).

We’re pleased to announce speakers from the FT and First Draft will be joining us on stage to discuss the latest techniques in digital journalism.

Robin Kwong, special projects editor, the Financial Times, helps the FT push the boundaries of digital journalism. He co-ordinates coverage of large-scale topics and experiments with innovative approaches to digital reporting and storytelling, while fostering collaboration between the FT’s editorial, technology and commercial departments. Robin will join the “special projects and newsroom collaboration” panel, alongside Francesca Panetta, special projects editor, the Guardian, and Lauren Brown, special projects editor, Quartz.

Tickets for the conference are available for £180+ VAT.

Jenni Sargent is the managing director of First Draft, an organisation set up in 2015 to provide guidance and training for journalists in social newsgathering and verification. In September 2016, she coordinated and launched the First Draft Partner Network, the first initiative of its kind to bring together global newsrooms and social media companies to collaborate on tackling common issues relating to sourcing, reporting and consuming information that emerges online. Jenni is also a director of Eyewitness Media Hub. She will be taking part in the opening panel discussing techniques and issues around using live broadcasts on social media, alongside Andy Dangerfield, UK social media editor, BuzzFeed News, Sue Llewellyn, founder, Ultra Social, and Alfred Joyner, head of video, IBT Media.

We will also be announcing new speakers joining us to talk automation in the newsroom later this week. Malcolm Coles, the former director of digital media at the Telegraph, was scheduled to discuss the title’s automation efforts for sports liveblogging, but after leaving the Telegraph in December he is unfortunately no longer able to attend.

More updates on the automation panel as well as an entirely new session coming over the next few days!

Newsrewired takes place on 8 February at Reuters in London, and the agenda for the day will also cover online privacy for journalists, news games, collaboration in the newsroom, and how news organisations can tackle the misinformation ecosystem and fake news. View the programme for the day here.

A full day of training on 9 February will follow, with newsrewired+ delegates able to attend one of three hands-on workshops on data journalism, video storytelling and community management.

A newsrewired+ ticket gives you access to the conference on 8 February and a workshop 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.

Keynote: Claire Wardle on best practices for tackling the misinformation ecosystem

| January 5, 2017 – 2:58 pm | 674 views
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With just over a month to go until the next newsrewired digital journalism conference, Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce Claire Wardle, research director of First Draft, as the keynote speaker at the event, covering ways to address misinformation online.

In this keynote, Wardle will consider the whole spectrum of the misinformation ecosystem, and using research about audience behaviour and social psychology, will outline ways that newsrooms can start tackling the issues associated with fake news, hoaxes, misattributed and manipulated content that surfaces online.

Claire Wardle leads strategy and research at First Draft, a non-profit dedicated to finding solutions to the challenges associated with trust and truth in the digital age. She was previously the research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, head of social media for the UN Refugee Agency and director of news services for Storyful.

Speakers from BuzzFeed and Financial Times join February’s newsrewired

| December 15, 2016 – 3:21 pm | 1,433 views

With under two months to go until the next newsrewired digital journalism conference, the agenda for the event is taking shape. Today the Journalism.co.uk team is pleased to announce speakers from BuzzFeed and the Financial Times will join us on stage at newsrewired.

The next event takes place on 8 February 2017 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London, and will be followed by a full day of training on 9 February.

As usual, sharing lessons and practical advice about digital journalism is at the heart of newsrewired, and the agenda will include a mix of panels and workshops throughout the day.

Join us for networking drinks on 7 February

| December 13, 2016 – 2:56 pm | 839 views
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The evening before the next newsrewired conference, Journalism.co.uk will be hosting networking drinks at the Amber Bar in London.

The event is open to all journalists who wish to attend, whether or not they will join us at the conference, and will give newsrewired delegates the change to network with each other and get to know London-based journalists if travelling to the conference from other parts of the UK or from abroad.

The networking drinks are informal, with no presentations or dress code – just a chance to chat to other media industry professionals.

Training courses for February’s newsrewired now available

| November 3, 2016 – 3:43 pm | 3,852 views
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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 …

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

| October 26, 2016 – 5:50 pm | 1,933 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.

Announcing sessions and first speakers for February’s newsrewired

| September 14, 2016 – 2:49 pm | 3,746 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 | 1,830 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 | 1,134 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 | 2,764 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 | 1,344 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 …