First speakers announced for July’s news:rewired

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With two months to go until the next news:rewired conference in London, we are delighted to announced the first set of speakers.

The conference will take place on Thursday 16 July at MSN HQ in London, with a full day of panel discussions and workshops on the latest tools and trends in digital journalism.

The first speakers are:

Matt WellsMatt Wells, live editor, The Guardian, who will join a panel discussing editorial decision-making around live and breaking news situations
Hanna KouriHanna Kouri, channel director, ISTV (Sanoma Media), who will lead a workshop on video formats for mobile
Malachy BrowneMalachy Browne, managing editor,, who will discuss the challenges and opportunities in publishing news straight to social media
Fabian von der MarkFabian von der Mark, journalist, Deutsche Welle, who will discuss his work at DW LifeLinks in finding unheard sources and stories
Paul MylesPaul Myles, editorial manager, On Our Radar, who will show how On Our Radar uses tech in citizen journalism
Robb MontgomeryRobb Montgomery, founder, Smart Film School, who will run a workshop on producing quality video using mobile devices



Tickets for news:rewired are just £165 +VAT, and include attendance to the full day conference and focused lunchtime workshops, food and refreshments and networking drinks after the conference has finished.

Reserve your place now

Robb Montgomery will also be running a full day of training in mobile journalism as part of news:rewired+ on Friday 17 July.

A news:rewired+ ticket gives you full access to the conference on Thursday 16 July, plus the choice of a one-day training course on the Friday.

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 a 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 close to announcing the full agenda for July’s news:rewired, but you can still see February’s programme 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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