With just over five weeks to go until the next news:rewired digital journalism conference, we’re delighted to announce the agenda for the day – featuring speakers from The Washington Post, the Guardian, BuzzFeed, Vice News, The Times and Sunday Times, and more.
Quick access to breaking news stories places journalists ahead of their competitors, prompting for success. But, what ensures the material is reliable enough to be in the public eye?
When it comes to reporting breaking news, the days of waiting for material from a newswire to come through are long gone.
Knowing the quickest way to find stories, sources and media puts journalists ahead of the competition, but that’s no good if the information turns out to be fake.
One of the session’s main focuses was the need to address the link between eyewitness media and vicarious trauma in the newsroom.
Sam Dubberley, co-founder of the Eyewitness Media Hub, stressed that there ought to be more support for industry professionals who are exposed to user generated content and work with potentially traumatic images on a daily basis.
News on social media is still a lawless landscape to some extent, and getting it wrong can prove very expensive.
In this opening panel, speakers will discuss audience attitudes to being bombarded by journalists on social networks; copyright and crediting; and the risk of vicarious trauma in newsrooms.
Our key speaker, Fergus Bell, the co-founder of the Online News Association‘s UGC Ethics Initiative, talks to us today about social media newsgathering and verification.
We are delighted to announce Christopher Meighan, director for digital news design and presentation, emerging news products, at The Washington Post, as the keynote speaker at December’s news:rewired.
Over the last year, Christopher has helped to launch The Post’s new national product suite, which includes tablet and smartphone apps, a new desktop site, a mobile website, as well as a presence on the Apple Watch.
These products were created to specifically attract a national audience to The Washington Post, focusing on a mix of bold designs and highly curated stories.
The Emerging News Products team is consistently in the innovations mindset, knowing that once they launch something it’s on to figuring out what the next thing will be.
Tickets are available for just 165+VAT, so reserve your place now to avoid missing out.
December’s news:rewired is fast approaching, and Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce the training options for news:rewired+, a full day of practical workshops taking place the day after the conference (2 December), as well as new speakers joining us on 1 December to discuss new models in local media, techniques for international investigations, and other trends and innovations in digital journalism.
As always, Journalism.co.uk workshops are focused on gaining practical skills and hands-on experience – this December, learn more about social media content strategies, advanced online research techniques and social video.
The upcoming news:rewired conference and the full day of training will take place at the MSN UK offices, in Victoria, London.
With just under two weeks to go to our first ‘in focus’ event on social media newsgathering and verification, Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce the final programme for the day, including new speakers from Reuters and The Associated Press.
Joining our expert line-up will be: John Pullman, global head of pictures and video at Reuters; George Sargent, social media producer at Reuters; Beth Colson, head of news production, international video, at The Associated Press; and Matt Cooke, UK, Ireland and Nordics lead at News Lab, Google, who is kindly sponsoring the event.
The half-day conference will take a detailed look at the questions surrounding eyewitness media search and verification, taking place on Wednesday 21 October at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.