Programme updates: Lunchtime workshop and automation session

With one week to go until the next newsrewired conference, the team is pleased to announce two new sessions being added to the programme.

The speaker line-up for our automation session is complete, with speakers from BBC News Labs, Reuters, and Quartz joining us on stage to discuss all about automated processes in the newsroom.

Google News Lab will also be hosting a lunchtime workshop on digital storytelling, from using Google Earth for journalism to when VR should take centre stage.

The event takes place on 8 February at the Reuters offices in Canary Wharf, London, and is currently sold out. Tickets are still available to full-day workshops on 9 February – find out more and sign up here.

Automation in the newsroom

We’ve heard a lot of about robot journalism, including some concerned voices. But how can automation help editorial teams and what resources are required to power these projects? With:

  • Reg Chua, executive editor for editorial operations, data & innovation, Reuters
  • Susanne Weber, language technology producer, BBC News Labs
  • Jill Petzinger, reporter, Quartz
  • Miranda McLachlan, convenor MA/MSc Digital Journalism programme, Goldsmiths, University of London

Google News Lab – Digital Storytelling 

Matt Cooke will present techniques that can enhance your storytelling, illustrated with real examples. You’ll learn how to create your own maps, sample Google Earth for journalists and get a sense of immersive 360/VR technology. Come and see some of the latest digital techniques adopted by publishers across Europe. Session sponsored by Google.

We are currently also working on the programme for a newsrewired event in July. If you’d like to pitch a session or sponsor the event, please get in touch by emailing

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