Announcing the agenda for the next news:rewired

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.

The event, organised by, will take place on the 1 December at MSN HQ in London. As usual, news:rewired will highlight the latest trends, tools and techniques in journalism through a mix of practical workshops and expert panels.

Tickets cost just £165+VAT – and you can add a full day of training on top with a news:rewired+ ticket for £335+VAT.

The programme for the day is now available. Here are some highlights:

Insights from Team Rainbow at The Washington Post

meighan_copy.jpg_resized_460_Christopher Meighan, director for digital news design and presentation, emerging news products, The Washington Post, will be the keynote speaker on the day.

Chris 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.

The Emerging News Products team, known as Team Rainbow at the Washington Post, is consistently in the innovations mindset, knowing that once they launch something it’s on to figuring out what the next thing will be.

What mobile-only audiences want from news

Chris will then join the opening panel, looking at ways news outlets are adapting to the growing percentage of readers who now access news from smartphones and tablets only. Also on the panel will be:

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Brianne O’Brien, mobile editor, BuzzFeed News

subhajitprofilecropSubhajit Banerjee, mobile editor, the Guardian




Chat apps: What’s Next?

WhatsApp, Viber and Snapchat are playing an increasingly important role in journalism, from acting as a distribution channel for news to helping with the newsgathering process. What value can they bring to your organisation? Learn from:

trusharbarot Trushar Barot, mobile editor, BBC World Service
bhealycropBlathnaid Healy, UK editor, Mashable




Longform video for the mobile generation

In the era of Snapchat, Vine and Periscope, some news organisations are still investing time and resources into making longer videos for the web.

YONNIcrop copyYonni Usiskin, executive producer, Vice News, will explain what makes viewers press play – and stay and watch.




Telling stories with data

Data can be a great source of stories, but working with large volumes of it can be a daunting process. How can journalists find stories in data and how can they present these stories in an engaging way? A workshop with:

MEGANLUCEROresizeMegan Lucero, data journalism editor, The Times and The Sunday Times
mariannecropMarianne Bouchart, founder and editor, Data Journalism Blog, founder,




Other sessions on the day will look at:

  • How to put news into context
  • International investigations
  • New models for local media
  • Building in-house tools for the newsroom

Check out the agenda here.

As well as the conference on Tuesday 1 December, we are proud to host a full day of training at the same venue on Wednesday 2 December.

As always, workshops are focused on gaining practical skills and hands-on experience. You can choose from: social media content strategies; advanced online research techniques; and a crash course in social video. Find out more about news:rewired+ here.

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