Delivering the closing presentation of today’s news:rewired conference, Stijn Lehaen, head of VRT’s ‘start-up’ shared his experiences of working for a large Belgium broadcaster, but in a division using the principles of a small, flexible business to reach the ‘YouTube Generation’ The YouTube generation, he said, are media users who want some control over the media […]
Social media experts at the news:rewired conference, in London today, shared their favourite online tools and techniques to make social media work harder for journalists.
Belgian broadcaster VRT has been experimenting with new ways to reach the ‘YouTube Generation’. In this final session of the news:rewired conference, today in London, project leader Stijn Lehaen shared his thoughts, experiences and lessons from VRT Start-up.
Data journalism and sourcing contacts on social media has proven to be a valuable asset to journalists. However, searching through data or twitter for stories can be a daunting task, the news:rewired conference, in London today, was told.
Facebook claims 1.3 billion worldwide users and has 26 million active daily users in the UK – 22 million of whom use their mobile, checking it on average 14 times a day.
For journalists, it is vast source of content and contacts – and also a way of getting material to a wide audience and engage in conversation.
With thousands of active community groups on specialist subject areas, and a wealth of stories being shared, Reddit is a great tool for journalists – but there are rules and ethical issues, the news:rewired conference in London heard today.
During this session of the news:rewired conference, in London today, Sarah Marshall, social media editor, EMEA, The Wall Street Journal, Richard Moynihan, social media editor, The Telegraph, and Richard Parboo, Livefyre, looked at the most important tools, tips and techniques for journalists using social media.
This session of the news:rewired conference, in London today, featured a hands-on workshop to teach journalists how to find news in large, cluttered data sets.
Karla Geci, head of media partnerships at Facebook, hosted this workshop at the news:rewired conference, in London today, on how journalists can make the most of the world’s most popular social network.
John Burn-Murdoch, data journalist for the Financial Times, used the mid-afternoon session of the news:rewired conference, today in London, to provided a step-by-step masterclass on the crucial skills needed to extract stories from in spreadsheets using Google Docs. Burn-Murdoch detailed five key techniques that can make spreadsheets your best friend when attempting to interpret data […]