More speakers join us at July’s event to discuss local journalism

How can you find the untold stories in your patch? Are there blank spots in local coverage? Can national news outlets be truly representative of the audience they serve and burst through the London or Paris bubble?

The opening panel at newsrewired on 19 July explores how news organisations of various sizes relate to local news, how they find stories in their communities and how they report beyond the location of their main offices in large cities.

Speaking on the panel will be:

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And the team is happy to announce two more speakers will be joining us for the session.

The Hackney Citizen is an independent local newspaper launched in 2008. The paper has a strong track record in local investigative journalism and council scrutiny. Areas of particular interest include reporting on local democracy, community campaigns and other issues of concern to residents. The paper was ‘commended’ for “excellent design with quality content and first-class printing” at the News Awards 2017. 

Archant, publisher of local newspaper titles across England, set up an investigations unit two years ago to publish more campaigning and in-depth content across its regional titles. In that time the unit has run campaigns around the Contaminated Blood Scandal, mental health services and problems with children’s services. The unit’s Hidden Homeless campaign, which highlighted the plight of people living in temporary accommodation in Hackney, earned reporter Emma Youle the Paul Foot Award in June.

Tickets for newsrewired, which takes place on 19 July at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London, are still available and cost £180+VAT. See the full agenda for the day here, including speakers from CNN, NYT, the Guardian, Global, Condé Nast International and more.

As practical, hands-on learning is at the heart of newsrewired, is also hosting a full day of training after the conference, on 20 July, where delegates can learn more about 360-degree video, digital storytelling, and social video. Find out more about the training day and how to register here.

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