Article Archive for November 2019
94 per cent of UK journalists are white. 86 per cent have gone to university. 78 per cent of 18-34- year-olds cannot afford to live in London, away from home, to do unpaid internships and get their foot in the door.
PressPad, a social enterprise that matches young journalists with host-mentors, wants to change that. And so do we. We invited PressPad team to join Newsrewired and we give them – and you – the opportunity to work together towards greater diversity in UK newsrooms.
Since launching in May 2018, PressPad has helped match students with industry professionals to provide housing and mentorship throughout their placements in London. Its aim is to reduce the financial barrier to aspiring journalists and in turn, diversify news organisations.
Audience growth is the aspiration for all news outlets, but for the UK based publication The Memo it was made a reality when it was bought by US business publisher Forbes as part of its European expansion in February 2018.
Although covering breaking news and offering analysis has been at the core of the BBC’s output for decades, the broadcaster has spent the past two years creating a better editorial strategy to fulfil the needs of its global audience by responding to six user needs.
With less than three weeks to go to our Newsrewired conference, spaces are getting tighter so secure your place today – when they are gone, they are gone.
We are very excited to announce that Dmitry Shishkin will be joining us at our upcoming Newsrewired conference as keynote speaker on 27 November 2019 at Reuters, London.
Audience engagement is an essential component of success in every news organisation. Figuring out how to produce content that your readers and viewers are genuinely interested in is key to make them come back – and pay – for more.