BBC College of Journalism to partner news:rewired

The BBC College of Journalism, set to go live online very soon, is to partner’s 10th anniversary event, news:rewired on Thursday 14 January 2010.

Taking place at London’s City University, the digital journalism event will host some of the industry’s leading online practitioners from news organisations both new and old.

Covering everything from video and SEO to crowd-sourcing and data mash-ups, the conference is designed to inspire, showcase and troubleshoot newsroom 2.0.

A speaker from the BBC College of Journalism will address the challenges faced by journalists developing new multimedia and social media skills.

The College, which is part of the BBC Academy, will also be filming on the day, collecting the views and ideas of delegates and speakers.

A key part of the BBC’s new Academy which launches today is to “develop partnerships and give wider access to the BBC’s training resources and skills to support the wider UK media industry”.

“The BBC College of Journalism is hugely excited about being involved in news:rewired, it promises to be a vital event for all journalists learning new skills,” said David Hayward, assistant editor of the College.

“We are thrilled to be associated with this excellent initiative by the BBC to open up its considerable educational resources to UK-based journalists,” added founder John Thompson.

“We are particularly impressed by the focus on multimedia and social media skills, which can only serve to help the beleaguered publishing industry move forwards in the 21st century.”

Some tickets are still available for news:rewired, priced at £80+VAT. Book before Christmas to avoid the VAT rise.

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