May 2013

Posts published in May 2013

More details on ‘news:rewired plus’ training days on 19 September

Want to attend a one-day training course the day before the news:rewired conference?

Choose from:

Creating a buzz: How to grow active social media communities – led by Luke Lewis, editor of BuzzFeed UK;
Mobile journalism: How to create quality video and audio on an iPhone and iPad – led by Glen Mulcahy, innovation lead at RTE;
Introduction to open data for journalists: finding stories in data – led by Kathryn Corrick from the Open Data Institute.

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LinkedIn to run workshop for journalists at news:rewired

The next news:rewired digital journalism conference, which takes place on Friday 20 September, will cover a range of subjects, including breaking news, verification, mapping and online video.

The agenda will also offer a variation of session styles, from panel discussions and case-study presentations, to more practical workshops.

One of the workshops which will be on offer to delegates at the event will focus on LinkedIn, giving delegates a run-through of the different features available to help them in their news.

The workshop will be run by Richard George, corporate communications manager, EMEA, LinkedIn and Darain Faraz, communications manager, LinkedIn.

The workshop will help journalists:

Find out how the world’s largest professional network can power your reporting: from finding expert comment and keeping up-to-date with the organisation on your beat, to establishing your own professional identity and driving traffic for your stories.

Book Your Place!

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First speakers confirmed for news:rewired digital journalism conference (20 Sept)

Last week we announced the first of the subjects to be covered at the next news:rewired digital journalism conference, which returns to MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London, on Friday 20 September.

news:rewired is a one-day digital journalism conference run by September’s event will be our tenth event, and will focus on key innovations from newsrooms in the UK and abroad, the latest tools being harnessed by digital journalists and best practice pointers from industry experts. The event is aimed at anyone with an interest in the latest digital journalism techniques and staying ahead of the curve.

Today, we’re pleased to announce the first speakers to be confirmed for September’s news:rewired: Richard Moynihan, social media and community manager, Metro, @richjm, Chris Hamilton, social media editor, BBC News, @chrishams, Claire Wardle, director of news services, Storyful, @cward1e, James Ball, data editor, the Guardian, @jamesrbuk, Daniel Ionescu, managing editor, the Lincolnite, @danielionescu, Richard George, corporate communications manager, EMEA, LinkedIn, @RichardAGeorge, Darain Faraz, communications manager, LinkedIn, @darainfaraz

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Announcing the first topics for news:rewired on 20 September

Here at we’ve been busy working on ideas for our next news:rewired digital journalism conference, which takes place in London on Friday 20 September.

It is our tenth event, the second so far in 2013, and we’re planning a jam-packed day of inspiring presentations, practical workshops, expert tips and techniques and plenty of food-for-thought.

We will continue to work on the agenda over the coming weeks, but for now, here are just a few of the subjects we plan to cover on the day:

breaking news and crisis journalism
verification tools and techniques
online video

We will be announcing more details on the agenda and speaker line-up very soon.

If you’re interested in attending the one-day event on Friday 20 September, which will be held in London at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, then you can buy limited early bird discount tickets for just £95 +VAT.

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Video: Digital journalism ethics and standards panel

Video of the final session at last month’s news:rewired digital journalism conference. The final session assembled a panel to discuss online journalism ethics and standards issues.

The panel featured: Tom Standage, digital editor, the Economist; Jenny Rigby, social media and special projects producer, Channel 4 News; Sean Ingle, sports editor,; Martin Bryant, managing editor, The Next Web.

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Video: news:rewired lightning round of new journalism tools and tech

A video of the lightning round at news:rewired on Friday 19 April, which introduced delegates to a number of new tools and technology in the digital journalism world.

Editor of recently-launched Tech City News Alex Wood started with an overview of three new tools which could be of use to digital journalists, followed by Anthony Sheehan‘s introduction to Near You Now and David Tomchak, who discussed new video app Vizibee.

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Presentations and video: Building participatory news communities

Video of the building participatory communities expert panel oat news:rewired on Friday 19 April, as well as copies of their presentations.
The panel featured: Blair Hickman, social media producer, ProPublica; Jo Kelly, communities editor, Trinity Mirror regionals; Sarah Brown, producer, CNN iReportNiko Ruokosuo, chief executive, Scoopshot.

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Video: Curation panel session at news:rewired

Video of the opening joint session at news:rewired on 19 April, which looked at the role of journalists as curators of content across the web,

The panel featured: Cory Haik, executive producer for digital news, The Washington Post; Matt McAlister, lead on the Guardian’s n0tice platform; Michael Rundle, technology editor, Huffington Post UK; Michael De Monte, founder and chief executive, ScribbleLive.

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