Introducing the latest speakers at July’s news:rewired


Smartwatches, virtual reality, community engagement and live news – all hot topics in the world of digital journalism that are either central to how modern newsrooms work or are just around the corner.

Thankfully, we’ve invited some of the best minds in the industry on these subjects to share their work and experience at the next news:rewired conference in July.

The latest speakers to join the growing line-up are:

Claire WardleClaire Wardle, research director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, and co-founder, Eyewitness Media Hub, will join the Guardian’s Matt Wells in discussing best practice in live and breaking news situations.
Alison GowAlison Gow, digital innovation editor, Trinity Mirror Regionals, will highlight how different news organisations have been experimenting with new ways to engage their audiences.
Tom QuastTom Quast, co-founder, Creative Vikings, will discuss what audiences want from news apps on a smartwatch, and what newsrooms need to know.
Nils KaehlerNils Kaehler, co-founder, Creative Vikings, will join Tom in sharing advice around wearables.
Alex CurryAlex Curry, research associate, Engaging News Project, will be speaking on the same panel as Alison about innovative ways to engage readers.
Jessica YuJessica Yu, global head of visuals, The Wall Street Journal, will talk about how the Journal has explored virtual reality and the possibilities for its use in news.



The full-day conference will take place on Thursday 16 July at MSN UK headquarters in Victoria, London.

Tickets to the event are still available for £165 +VAT but places are fast running out on the news:rewired+ training courses to be held the following day.

Book Your Place!A news:rewired+ ticket offers a choice of two full-day courses on Friday 17 July, as well as access to the conference, and at £335 +VAT represents a 17.5 per cent discount on the standard ticket price when bought separately.

The first course is ‘Open Source Investigative Tools’ with Eliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat and an open source intelligence (OSINT) expert. He will give a practical workshop on using freely available tools to find, track and verify information for investigations.

Former BBC journalist and social media expert Sue Llewellyn will run the second course on ‘Social Media Content Strategies’. Sue will teach attendees about the psychology of social media and what makes people click and share, and has delivered board-level training at the BBC, The Financial Times, RTÉ and more.

We’ll be announcing the full agenda and keynote speaker very soon, so keep an eye on @newsrewired and @journalismnews for further announcements and all the latest tools, tips and trends in digital journalism.

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