The news agenda has changed dramatically since we started planning the online Newsrewired conference only a month ago. Lockdown seemed to have dominated every discussion, every news article and, in fairness, our every waking moment.
The way we frame the problem has a lot to do with the solutions we end up with.
As journalists, we are hard-wired to tackle difficulties head-on, asking direct questions, and looking for verifiable evidence to support the predictable outcome.
We are very pleased to announce that Justin Ferrell, the founder of the professional fellowship program at the Institute of Design at Stanford University (the d.school), will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Newsrewired conference on 29 June 2020.
With the start of social distancing policies as a response to the covid-19 crisis, newsrooms have quickly had to reconfigure as distributed, digital spaces. We are going to be working within distributed frameworks for a significant amount of time, far beyond the immediate crisis and disruption the start of this outbreak has caused.