March 2011

Posts published in March 2011

news:rewired – hear more about ‘noise to signal’ from our speakers

We spoke to three of our speakers to give you a better idea of some of the issues that will be covered on the day.

Greg Hadfield, director of strategic projects, Cogapp, discusses his work on “open-data cities” and the benefits of open data to journalists, developers, and others; Robin Hamman, director of digital, Edelman, talks about innovation in social media strategy and where media organisations should start; and Matt Wells, blogs editor, the Guardian, explains why journalists should be making the most of social media platforms for news sourcing and verification

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Heather Brooke to give keynote at news:rewired – noise to signal is pleased to announce that award-winning journalist, author, and freedom of information campaigner Heather Brooke will give the keynote speech to open news:rewired – noise to signal on 27 May.

Brooke is best known for her role in bringing MPs expenses – one of the biggest stories of 2009 – to light after a tireless five-year freedom-of-information campaign. She has since worked with the Guardian on the release of WikiLeaks’ US embassy cables, one of the biggest stories of 2010, and written a third book, The Revolution Will be Digitised

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Announcing news:rewired – noise to signal, 27 May 2011’s next news:rewired event will take place on 27 May at Thomson Reuters’ London offices.

What’s it about?

news:rewired – noise to signal is a one-day event for journalists and communications professionals who want to learn more about the latest tools and strategies to filter large datasets, social networks, and audience metrics into a clear signal for both the editorial and business side of the news industry.

Panel sessions will cover: the data journalism toolkit, audience and demographic data, building social media strategies; measuring online reputation; developing the data story through visualisations; community engagement; and how to effectively filter and verify the social media information flow.

Who’s it for?

Book Your Place!news:rewired events are for: working journalists with an interest in digital media; media trainers and students; journalism and communications academics; PR and communications professionals; and anyone interested in the future of the journalism and media industries.

How can I learn more?

You can see the full agenda here. You can also subscribe to the news:rewired site to receive updates about the event at this link, or email rachel [at] for more information.

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