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Training courses for news:rewired July 2015 now available

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training newsrwThe main focus for news:rewired has always been in providing practical skills and advice for journalists in their day to day work.

With that in mind, we’re pleased to make the news:rewired+ training day options available for the forthcoming event in July.

The full conference will take place on Thursday 16 July, with a day of speeches, sessions and workshops on digital journalism, followed by a day of training on Friday 17 July.

Course options for the training day are:

Open source investigative tools

Eliot Higgins, founder of open source investigative site Bellingcat and the Brown Moses Syrian arms blog, has carved a new niche in journalism using open source tools and techniques to find stories and uncover the truth.

His workshop will help attendees do the same, in verifying images using a combination of satellite map and open source imagery, tools and techniques used for in-depth investigations of open source information and social media.

Mobile storytelling bootcamp: Create professional video packages with your iPhone

When a story breaks right in front of your eyes, remember you have a powerful video camera in your pocket.

Mobile journalism expert Robb Montgomery will teach you how to use your phone to its full potential with this crash course in video journalism, designed to share the best mobile storytelling techniques and tricks for creating professional visual packages.

Social media content strategies

Discover what makes people click and share, understand the psychology of social and get your content strategy buzzing in this hands-on workshop led by Sue Llewellyn.

Sue is a former BBC journalist who spent 15 years in the TV newsroom, and over the last six years she has delivered board-level strategy and social media training to the BBC, The Financial Times, RTÉ, and more.

Tickets for the one day conference are currently available for £165 +VAT, and a news:rewired+ ticket for both the conference and training day are available for £335 +VAT, representing at 17.5 per cent discount on the standard ticket price when bought separately.

Individual places on the training courses will be made available at a later date, for £200 +VAT.

Book your ticket(s) here

Places on the training courses are limited to ensure all attendees get the most from the day and a member of our team will be in touch after you book to see which you would like to attend.

If you’ve already bought a regular news:rewired ticket and would like to upgrade to attend one of the training courses, please get in touch and we can help.

We are very close to announcing the first speakers for the main news:rewired conference, but you can still see the speakers and agenda from February’s event on the news:rewired website to get a feel for the day.

Follow @newsrewired and @journalismnews for regular updates on the conference and all the latest tips, tools and trends in digital journalism.

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