July 2014

Posts published in July 2014

As is happened: Reddit – More than just AMAs

During this session of the news:rewired conference, in London today, James Cook, contributing editor at The Daily Dot, Fergus Bell, social media and UGC editor (international), Associated Press, and Victoria Taylor, Reddit’s director of communications, discussed how journalists can use the social news platform Reddit to source stories, verify facts and promote content. The session was moderated by Mark Frankel, assistant editor, social news, BBC.

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How news outlets keep audiences engaged: tips from the experts

Getting stories in front of audiences is step one, but after that how do you keep them engaged and ensure that they keep coming back to your website? The opening session at the news:rewired conference, in London today, looked at how certain news outlets were attempting to deliver new forms of engagement. Bella Hurrell, assistant editor of visual journalism at BBC News, Ezra Eeman, founder of Journalism Tools, Ben Fogarty, chief executive of Shorthand, provided delegates with a masterclass on creating tailor-made content.

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As it happened: Going direct – chat apps in news

At this session of the news:rewired conference, in London today, Trushar Barot, assistant editor, UGC and social media hub, BBC News Online, Luke Lewis, Buzzfeed UK editor, and Jason Collie, assistant editor of the Oxford Mail, discussed the emergence of new platforms as a more direct and personal way for journalists to engage with the audience. The session was moderated by Sue Llewelyn, co-founder of UltraSocial.

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WSJ’s mobile editor: ‘Newspapers will outlive websites’

The Wall Street Journal’s editor for mobile, tablets and emerging technology has forecast that websites will be outlived by newspapers and other ‘edition-based’ news content. Speaking at the news:rewired conference in London, David Ho said the concept of a finite, self-contained piece of content – a newspaper or tablet edition – was gaining importance.

Ho also shared the lessons he and his colleagues at The Wall Street Journal have learned about producing news for mobile, and where digitally journalists and publishers should be looking in the future.

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