Subject: Permission to attend Newsrewired conference on 27 November in London

Looking to convince your manager to give you permission to attend Newsrewired? Copy/paste the message below, edit as appropriate, and send it to them.

Dear {name},

I would like to attend the Newsrewired conference taking place on 27 November 2019 at Reuters in London, UK. Newsrewired is one of the best digital publishing conferences for journalists and communication professionals who are looking to gain the latest knowledge of digital media trends and enhance their skillsets.

The whole team will benefit from my attendance as I will bring back practical tips and a how-to guide on {keep the most relevant}:

  • using artificial intelligence to grow audience during breaking news
  • the latest tools and techniques to fight misinformation online, including an exclusive research from Reuters on deepfake videos
  • assessing opportunities and driving innovation in our newsroom
  • using diversity as a business strategy to grow our audience and future-proof our organisation

I can also attend workshops to pick up practical skills to help us improve our digital offering. I will learn to {keep the most relevant):

  • create an audience-first strategy with Condé Nast’s internal audience growth training
  • how to host a live podcast help to our audio offering stand out in a crowded market
  • introduce constructive journalism to our newsroom to re-engage our audience (like The New York Times, De Correspondent, Die Zeit or The Guardian)
  • how to visualise data and tell stories with Google Maps

Most importantly, I will have the opportunity to gain insights from the industry’s most valuable experts, including:

  • Blathnaid Healy, director EMEA, CNN Digital International
  • Lyndsey Jones, executive editor and day production section chief, Financial Times
  • Sarah Marshall, head of audience growth, Vogue International
  • Hazel Baker, global head of user-generated content (UGC) newsgathering, Reuters
  • Cathrine Gyldensted, co-founder, Constructive Journalism Network
  • Kirsten Dewar, associate director, news, Dataminr
  • Joanna Webster, deputy global editor for visuals, Reuters
    …and more.

In addition to gaining knowledge at the panels, workshops, and networking breaks, I will receive a document containing key points and a roadmap to implementing new ideas and skills in our newsroom. The delegate pass is £190+VAT and I can book it online.

Many thanks for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you.


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