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Newsrewired sneak peek podcast: diversity, artificial intelligence, and future-proofing journalism

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Our Newsrewired digital journalism conference is fast approaching and we are excited about the speaker lineup and the topics we have in store.

To offer you a taster of what is coming on 27 November, we caught up with four of our panellists on this week’s Journalism.co.uk podcast.

Building a diverse and sustainable newsroom to regain audiences’ trust

Driving diversity in your newsroom is not just a worthy ideal, businesses also cannot afford to ignore the need to diversify their newsrooms to attract new audiences.

Marverine Cole, journalist, broadcaster and academic, Birmingham City University touches on how she is championing diversity in education and the industry, but also why news organisations must focus their efforts on diversity to survive.

Using AI to grow audience engagement during breaking news

For local news organisations, resources are spread thinly and it can be difficult to keep up with the workload. Artificial intelligence can provide crucial aid as it can be used to set up breaking news alerts.

Karyn Fleeting, head of audience engagement, Reach plc explains how local newsrooms are using this tech to their advantage and what difference it makes for patch reporters to have that option at their fingertips.

What skills will journalists need in the newsroom of 2020?

As we continue to keep one eye on the future, a common concern for news organisations is how to prepare their reporters for the journalism industry of tomorrow.

Blathnaid Healy, director EMEA, CNN Digital International reveals how the broadcaster is putting an emphasis on being creative with digital, as they see audiences increasingly flock in via their mobile phones.

How quality journalism can thrive in an age of disinformation

Arguably the biggest challenge online remains the threat of mis- and disinformation. It is a problem that affects the news industry as a whole, so is now the time for solidarity amongst news outlets?

Jenni Sargent, managing director, First Draft explains how international collaborative fact-checking projects have proved an effective weapon in the fight against the spread of falsehoods online.

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