December 2012

Posts published in December 2012

Save the date! The next news:rewired is on Friday 19 April – tickets on sale now

news:rewired, the one-day digital journalism conference from, will return next year on Friday 19 April, to MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London.

The day will look at emerging trends and new tools and techniques being used in the digital journalism space in 2013.

We will be announcing more details soon. Tickets are already on sale at this link.

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Presentations: Mobile reporting session at #newsrw

One of the sessions at news:rewired – digital stories looked at some useful apps and ideas for using a mobile phone for reporting. Speakers also shared some of the interesting initiatives from news outlets in the mobile space.

Speakers were: Eric Siereveld, vice president, Scoopshot; Neil McIntosh, deputy editor, Europe, Wall Street Journal; Marc Settle, project producer at the BBC College of Journalism specialising in mobile journalism; Nick Garnett, North of England correspondent, BBC 5 Live. The session was moderated by Kevin Anderson, editor and digital strategist, Knowledge Bridge, Media Development Loan Fund.

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Presentations: User experience session at #newsrw

The user experience session at news:rewired – digital stories looked the values of digital news design which will help to draw in readers and keep them engaged, the importance of news readability, site journeys and how to ensure returning audiences. The panel included: Martin Belam, principal consultant, Emblem; Grig Davidovitz, co-founder, RGB Media; Kate Ortega, […]

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Presentations: Liveblogging workshop at #newsrw

Copies of presentations from the liveblogging workshop at news:rewired – digital stories, on Thursday 6 December, featured talks from Neil Macdonald, head of web and data development, Trinity Mirror in Merseyside, Seb Ramsay, hub news editor, Manchester Evening News and Ben Schneider, senior director and general manager, Demand Media, CoveritLive.

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Presentations: Collecting social conversations session at #newsrw

The first panel session at news:rewired – digital stories looked at the ways journalists can find conversations taking place on various social media platforms, discover news leads and tune in to audience reactions.

The panel consisted of: Ian Barber, senior developer advocate, Google+; Katie Rogers, social news editor, Guardian US; Dave Wyllie, editor,; Catriona Oldershaw, UK managing director, Synthesio. It was moderated by Gabrielle Laine-Peters, social media consultant.

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Presentations: Long-form digital journalism session at #newsrw

Presentations and coverage of the news:rewired session on long-form digital journalism.

The speakers were: Bobbie Johnson, co-founder, Matter; Alex Miller, executive editor of VICE UK; Simon Frantz, deputy editor of BBC Future, a project from the commercial arm of the BBC; Patrick Hussey, digital lead, Aeon magazine. It was moderated by Kathryn Corrick, training business manager, Open Data Institute.

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Presentations: Visual storytelling session at #newsrw

Copies of presentations delivered during the visual storytelling session at news:rewired – digital stories, which looked at the range of techniques and tools being harnessed by news outlets on their sites and across the social web, from the effective use of still images beyond the norm, through to graphics, interactives and visualisations

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