Our speakers at news:rewired – the nouveau niche were captured in full arm-waving, hand-gesturing swing by Journalism.co.uk’s @johncthompson.
We’ve done our best to round up all the coverage from our news:rewired conference at Microsoft UK last Friday, but it’s likely we’ve missed some. So please, please send anything else our way and we’ll add it in: tweet @journalismnews or drop us an email events [at] newsrewired.com. We’ll follow this up with as many of the speaker’s presentations as possible.
Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired – the nouveau niche event took take place on 25 June 2010 at Microsoft UK’s London office.
The aim was a one-day event for journalists and communications professionals with a specialist subject or beat, offering new, practical ideas for online publishing. It was a follow up to our first conference in January with more of a niche focus this time around.
We’re busy collecting all the blog posts, tweets, videos and more from the day at this link. You’ll also be able to see presentations from our speakers on the website soon. If you came and want to catch up, or couldn’t make it, it’s worth checking out coverage of the day from our reporters Rachel McAthy and Patrick Smith and the liveblog of tweets from the day.
You can also see who’s been tweeting about the event under the hashtag #newsrw on our tweetwall.
For many sites, a lot of commenters is a benchmark of online publishing success. But why do publishers encourage comments and what value can they get from it? An afternoon breakout session at news:rewired sought to find out…
We round up some of the most innovative contributions to news:rewired, from the permanently out-of-office approach, to video game storytelling, to the location-based social media explosion
Interactives experts explain how a new way of storytelling is making data newsworthy, content compelling, and journalism an easier sell
Readers have always thought of themselves in niches, claims Reeves, who calls the regional press foolish for thinking of a community of 100,000 as a single group
Journalists need to lead by example in terms of sharing, and cultivate close-knit communities around content, according Paul Bradshaw, founder of crowdsourced investigative site Help Me Investigate
Times assistant editor said paywall alternatives meant “enormously intrusive advertising”, and claims that at a lot of sites “the barrier between journalism and commercial was getting very thin”
Speakers from Open Democracy, Reputation Online and the Libel Reform Campaign discuss building networks and communities around content and making content ‘discoverable, shareable and allowing readers to interact with it in a live setting’