Article Archive for October 2018
Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce that two prominent voices in the debate on sustainable, high-quality journalism — Rachel Oldroyd managing editor, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and Brian Cathcart, professor and founder of Hacked Off — will be joining the panel that will explore the best business models for 21st-century news organisations.
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she ran the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine.
The section focused heavily on human rights violations and, under her editorship, won more than a dozen media awards.
Brian Cathcart is professor of journalism at Kingston University London. A former journalist at Reuters, the Independent papers and the New Statesman, he is the author of several books, of which the most recent is ‘The News from Waterloo’.
He was a founder and the first director of Hacked Off and continues to make the case for the Leveson reforms.
Matt McAlister, co-creator of a social app that wants to fill the space left by Facebook deprioritising news content in its News Feed, will be joining panel on new social media strategies for content sharing.
After being heavily criticised for its role in spreading ‘fake news’, Facebook announced a considerable change to its algorithm this year, which will affect the posts that audiences scroll past on their News Feed.
Since April, the social network has aimed to reduce the amount of news content in its users’ feeds, which will undoubtedly impact news organisations that have a heavy presence on the platform, such as the BBC News, which has over 47 million page likes, or CNN, with an audience of 30 million likes.
Although it is too early to asses the impact of these changes, it certainly creates a gap in the news-sharing market that may benefit new, smaller players.
We are pleased to announce that Hannah Ray, head of social strategy and storytelling at Vogue International, will be leading a workshop at our upcoming newsrewired conference on 7 November 2018 at Reuters, London.