We are pleased to announce Riddle, a platform for quickly creating interactive social content like polls and quizzes, as the latest sponsor of the next news:rewired digital journalism conference.
The event will bring experts in digital journalism from around the world to MSN HQ in London on Thursday 16 July to share tools, tips and advice about the industry.
Mike Hawkins, co-founder of Riddle, will give a demonstration of how news organisations can use Riddle to better engage with their audience.
As more publishers look to mitigate the effects of negative comment threads, many are looking to polls, quizzes and other social content as a way for readers to interact with articles online in a more positive fashion.
Riddle launched in May as a free platform for users to create social content which they can embed in articles or on websites.
Mike joins speakers from The Guardian, Deutsche Welle, Reuters TV, Reported.ly, RTÉ, ISTV, On Our Radar and Smart Film School in what promises to be a busy day of sharing and learning about the latest in online journalism.
Sessions will cover editorial decisions and new technology in reporting live and breaking news stories; making the most of online communities; the types of video that readers like to watch on mobile devices; how to get involved in the growing trend for virtual reality in news and much more.
And there are still places left on two of the three training courses on Friday 17 July, looking at techniques for using open source information to investigate stories and developing a strong social media strategy.
Tickets to the conference are still available at £165 +VAT and news:rewired+ tickets, including the conference and the training day, are £335 +VAT.
The full agenda and keynote speaker will be announced in the very near future.