September 2015

Posts published in September 2015

Data, chat apps, investigations and in-house tools: First speakers announced for December’s news:rewired

The next full-day news:rewired digital journalism conference will take place on 1 December, and we are excited to announce the first speakers who will be joining us on the day, including experts from the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, and The Times and The Sunday Times.

The day will be packed with practical advice and lessons from some of digital media’s leading figures, covering topics such as data storytelling, cross-border investigative techniques, in-house tools and their role in the newsroom, and the latest tips for publishers on chat apps.

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More speakers announced for news:rewired ‘in focus’ in October

With only one month to go to news:rewired ‘in focus’, our half-day conference taking an in-depth look at social media newsgathering and verification, we’re delighted to announce more speakers who will be joining our expert line-up on 21 October.

Gavin Rees, the director of Dart Centre Europe, runs workshops and discussion groups on trauma awareness, resilience and interviewing skills for working journalists in a range of countries around the world. Gavin will be joining the ‘Wild West of social media’ panel alongside Aine Kerr, managing editor of Storyful, and Sam Dubberley, co-founder of the Eyewitness Media Hub.

And Mark Frankel, assistant editor, UGC and social news, at the BBC, will lead a practical workshop in the second half of the event, giving us an insight into the BBC’s social media newsgathering process.

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Introducing news:rewired ticket bundles for our upcoming events

The next few months are going to be exciting ones at the offices – we have two news:rewired events coming up.

We are running a news:rewired ‘in focus’ conference for the first time, a half-day event taking place at Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf on 21 October. ‘In focus’ will be looking at the issues around social media newsgathering and verification, and provide delegates with the tools and advice needed to find stories on social quickly, ethically and reliably.

And our full-day news:rewired digital journalism conference will be taking place on 1 December, where we have some fantastic speakers lined up that we are planning to reveal in the coming weeks. To help delegates make the most of the upcoming events, we’ve put together a few ticketing deals that offer access to ‘in focus’, news:rewired, and a full day of training in December – or any combination of the three – and discounts!

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A sneak peek at December’s news:rewired

The next news:rewired digital journalism conference is taking place on Tuesday 1 December in London, and here at we’ve been busy planning the agenda. Topics we will be discussing at December’s news:rewired include:

The rise of chat apps – Private messaging apps have become a regular feature in the media toolbox, used both to share news with mobile audiences and to source reports. How have media organisations been working with chat apps and what could their future role in news be?

Building in-house tools – Many news outlets have been building their own tools to make everyday newsgathering and storytelling tasks simpler and quicker. But what resources go into this process and what problems are they trying to solve in the first place?

International investigations – A collaborative investigation from a global reporting team can result in major stories sweeping the international media, and December’s news:rewired will take a look at the tools and techniques needed to complete such projects.

Early-bird discounted tickets end this Friday, 4 September.

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