In-depth news:rewired+ workshops to cover key digital journalism skills

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On Thursday 20 February, we will be running the next instalment of our digital journalism conference, news:rewired, which will look at key tools, techniques and skills being harnessed by newsrooms in the UK and further afield, and some of the big challenges and opportunities facing online publishers today.

As well as the one-day conference, we are also offering an additional half-day of training, consisting of a series of three, three-hour workshops the following day (Friday 21 February). These will be held at the same venue as news:rewired, MSN UK’s offices in Cardinal Place, Victoria, London.

Tickets for the workshops only are just £90 +VAT, and can be booked via the course page for each workshop. Alternatively they can be paired with a news:rewired ticket for £220 +VAT.

The three options are:

1. Web-native video

Tutor: KettleCorn

Brief description: A masterclass in creating web-native video, in which attendees will be able to create an interactive video from scratch using KettleCorn, which evolved out of Popcorn Maker, and was made with journalists in mind.

2. Data visualisation

Tutor: Esa Mäkinen, news editor, data journalism, Helsingin Sanomat

Brief description: A hands-on workshop focused on how to tell data-driven stories using visualisations, with tutorials in using free tools such as Datawrapper and Timeline JS, and a chance for delegates to create their own visualisation within the workshop.

3. Searching social media and verification

Tutor: Joe Galvin, journalist, Storyful

Brief description: A practical guide to the key tools and techniques for effective searching of social media and verification of content shared on such platforms, led by a journalist from the social media newswire and verification specialists, Storyful. There will also be a chance to put your newly-honed skills into practice on the day.

  • Book tickets

To book tickets to attend both news:rewired (Thursday 20 February) and one of the workshops listed above (Friday 21 February), you will need to purchase a news:rewired+ ticket which is available for just £220 +VAT.

Conference-only news:rewired tickets for Thursday 20 February are available for £130 +VAT.

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