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.

We are delighted to announce:

trusharbarot Trushar Barot, mobile editor, BBC World Service, will be joining a panel discussion about the role of chat apps in the newsroom and opportunities for publishers on messaging apps around the world.
MEGANLUCEROresizeMegan Lucero, data journalism editor, The Times and The Sunday Times, will give delegates practical insights on working with data in a workshop on data storytelling.
nickpetrie resizeNick Petrie, deputy head of digital, The Times and The Sunday Times, will discuss the open-source initiatives at the Times and the tools the publisher has decided to build in-house for its journalists.
jacqui_maher_bbc_resizeJacqui Maher, interactive journalist, BBC News Labs, will join Nick on a panel looking at the issues newsrooms are trying to solve with in-house tools and talking about the BBC’s own innovative products and what it took to build them.
lawrencemarzoukresizeLawrence Marzouk, editor, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, leads cross-border teams of journalists, deploying huge volumes of Freedom of Information requests, scraping and old-fashioned reporting tricks to delve into high-level corruption in the Balkans. He will share his techniques and experiences in a practical workshop.
elliotbentleyresizeElliot Bentley, graphics editor, The Wall Street Journal, will discuss how the Journal’s newsroom uses the publisher’s own in-house tools, joining Nick and Jacqui on the panel.



Tickets are available for just £165 +VAT, and can also be reserved as part of a bundle including access to our first ‘in focus’ event on social media search and verification on 21 October in London for £195 +VAT.

As always, there will be a full day of training available on the day after the main news:rewired conference, on Wednesday 2 December.

A news:rewired+ ticket gives attendees access to the full conference and attendance on the full day of training at a discount of 17.5 per cent compared to buying the tickets separately. Tickets are now available for £335 +VAT.  Add a ticket for news:rewired ‘in focus’ and get access to all of our upcoming news:rewired events for a total cost of £405 +VAT.

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