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Is collaboration the key to “quality journalism”?

| November 28, 2017 – 10:48 am | 826 views
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A newsroom is a diverse place where journalists have to work hand-in-hand with other professions to carry out their reporting. Innovative journalism projects involve collaborating with other journalists across the world, developers and so on. …

Audio, slides and resources from November’s newsrewired

| November 28, 2017 – 1:52 am | 1,083 views
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After hosting our 20th newsrewired event at Reuters in London last week, the Journalism.co.uk team is about to start working on the agenda for the next conference, which will take place in London on 7 March.

We will soon be announcing some topics that we plan to discuss on the day – is there anything in particular you’d like to find out more about? You can let us know on Twitter @journalismnews or @newsrewired, or get in touch via email.

In the meantime, we have collected some resources from November’s conference for those of you who couldn’t join us on the day, including speaker presentations, audio from the panels and workshops, and other relevant links.

How to get started working with data and Tableau Public

| November 27, 2017 – 12:06 pm | 975 views
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From CNBC (US) to La Nación (Argentina), data visualisation is used to explain complex stories by showing the numbers in an intelligible way. At newsrewired, Tableau’s Jade Le Van led a step-by-step workshop helping a group of delegates get started with Tableau Public. The software is free and can be downloaded here.

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the session, Jade shared some resources you can use to learn at home, as well as communities you can turn to for inspiration or support if you get stuck.

If you are new to Tableau Public and want to ramp up quickly, here are three simple steps you can take.

Reuters’ top tips for newsroom experiments

| November 23, 2017 – 12:17 pm | 991 views
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“This does feel like, in many ways, a golden age of journalism,” said Nick Cohen, Reuters’ director of video products, at newsrewired in London yesterday (22 November).
Reuters has evolved to meet the demands placed on …

15 open-source tools journalists can use to improve their reporting

| November 22, 2017 – 6:04 pm | 1,877 views
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At today’s news:rewired conference, Leila Haddou, data journalist at The Times and Sunday Times, shared her favourite free and open-source tools to help journalists develop better skills for interactive and visual reporting.
The tools range from story gathering …

Shooting 360 video on a budget

| November 22, 2017 – 5:13 pm | 1,019 views
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Using 360 video offers journalists the potential to transport audiences to new situations and experiences. But can you use the emerging technology to tell stories without a large budget?

Video and photojournalist Mark Ellison, who has been using 360 technology to cover the ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic, believes it’s possible to use the 360 video to engage the public without having deep pockets.

Tips from The Economist and Bloomberg on how to maximise newsroom experiments

| November 22, 2017 – 4:57 pm | 907 views
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Most journalists appreciate the need to keep abreast of technological changes, but with so many other priorities in the newsroom how do you make sure you’re not wasting time?

Speaking at news:rewired today, The Economist’s Bo Franklin and Bloomberg’s Kevin Young shared advice on how to make newsroom experimentation more productive in the long run, including tips on repackaging archive content and curating newsletters.

As it happened: Experimenting to meet emerging realities

| November 22, 2017 – 4:26 pm | 685 views
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Disrupting your business may be the only way to ward off the threat of extinction. As a seasoned pioneer and trusted partner, Reuters has followed its clients’ journeys of transformation, reallocating resources from old models …

From devices to communities: How tech could transform local news

| November 22, 2017 – 3:50 pm | 1,062 views
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Would you read more local news if you could print your own newspaper at home? Or design your own radio bulletin? What if a story suddenly appeared on your smartphone as you walked past the place where it occurred?

They might sound like distant future concepts but all of these technologies are already being tested by UK news outlets as part of what Stuart Goulden, founder of location-based storytelling startup OtherWorld, called a “living media.” 

As it happened: How to make the most of newsroom experiments

| November 22, 2017 – 3:11 pm | 765 views
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By nature, experiments require organisations to take risks and invest time and resources in projects that can have varying degrees of success, and that may or may not be replicated in the future.
So how can …