November 2017

Posts published in November 2017

As it happened: Open-source tools for journalists and how to use them

There are many free resources and open-source tools for journalists out there, made by other journalists, news organisations, civic groups and others. They are ready to be used in your newsroom, and tailored to your own needs, but how many of them do you even know about? In this practical workshop, Leila Haddou, data journalist […]

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As it happened: Graphic novel journalism

Marc Ellison is an award-winning video and photojournalist currently based in Glasgow. He has worked extensively across Africa since 2011. As a former computer programmer, Marc is passionate about pushing the boundaries of digital storytelling including the use of interactive photo/graphic novels and immersive 360 video. His interactive comics have recently won World Press Photo […]

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The importance of tone and personality in mobile storytelling

We read more articles on our phones than on desktop, so are media organisations doing enough to engage their readers on-the-go? Buzzfeed and Quartz have created their own unique voices on mobile apps to gain as many readers as possible, and it’s even influencing their website content too. When Buzzfeed launched its mobile app 3.5 […]

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As it happened: From devices to communities – Connected news

Could we make local news more relevant by using beacon technology to send silent alerts to people’s phones as they walk around town, without having an app involved? And could connected devices rebuild the link between journalism and community? Would context-aware news that suits a person’s needs based on their movements or behaviour in relation […]

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How WikiTribune is aiming to combat trust issues in journalism

WikiTribune is the latest weapon in the fight against fake news, with the news organisation striving to earn readers’ trust with evidence-based journalism. Professional journalists work alongside citizen journalists, with stories initially checked by the site’s editors and rechecked by its Community members, which includes everyone from teachers to diplomats. Peter Bale, launch editor at […]

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As it happened: At our fingertips – Storytelling for mobile

From video to longform, text-based articles, how can media organisations tell stories better suited to a mobile audience? And how do smartphone users’ behaviours shape how they interact with media brands? This panel will discuss best practices from newsrooms as well as outline some of the challenges and considerations when producing content for a mobile […]

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As it happened: Keynote – Reconstructing journalism, Wiki style

WikiTribune is the evidence-based news initiative from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, where journalism is reimagined with community members and journalists on equal footing. Peter Bale, launch editor at WikiTribune, has been tasked with creating a journalistic team and process to work alongside a global community. Bale has a history of international journalism projects. He is […]

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LIVE: All hands on deck: Benefits and challenges of collaboration in the newsroom

Many projects now involve staff members from different teams within a media organisation, as well as journalists from other newsrooms altogether. What are some best practices for managing a successful collaboration between journalists, developers, and product teams, or even between journalists at different publications who could be seen as competitors? And what type of projects […]

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Learn how to work with data in this Tableau workshop at November’s newsrewired

Would you like to learn how to connect to your data, create different types of charts, and combine them to create an interactive visualisation without any coding involved? Learn how to get started with Tableau Public in an afternoon workshop at newsrewired on 22 November. Spaces for the workshop, led by Jade Le Van, are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis – delegates should have Tableau Public installed on their laptops – it is free and can be downloaded here.

Jade works on the Tableau Public team. She helps journalists, bloggers and academics visualise their data to tell insightful stories. Her skills range from finding and cleaning data to effective data storytelling. She regularly writes and hosts webinars on these topics, and will also explain, in a short talk at newsrewired, how media organisations around the world successfully use Tableau Public in their investigative pieces.

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