Here are some of the digital media innovators you will hear from at Newsrewired

As 24 May approaches, we are excited to announce the first group of speakers who will be sharing their insights at Newsrewired. We hope to see you there!

John Crowley, editor and consultant/co-founder of Headlines Network

John Crowley is an editor, trainer and consultant with 25 years of journalistic experience in digital and leadership roles for The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and The Irish Post among others.

John is a trustee of the Journalists’ Charity, a co-founder of the Society of Freelance Journalists, and co-founded Headlines Network, a wellbeing programme for journalists, with Hannah Storm, which recently announced the launch of a suite of practical mental health resources for journalists in an industry-first initiative with mental health charity Mind.

He will speak on our panel about the skills media managers need in 2022. It is a topic he is well-placed to talk about, given his expertise on how newsrooms and the people that work in them can build resilience in difficult times.

Headlines Network provides GNI-funded mental health resources in partnership with Mind

Emily Sexton Brown, assistant managing editor, Business Insider

Emily has worked as a journalist and editor predominantly within the magazine and publishing sector, and has been editor of various HR and business titles.

As assistant managing editor, one of her main focuses is in maintaining ongoing training sessions for the UK Insider newsroom.

Emily leads Business Insider’s exciting new internship scheme which trains fledgling reporters in emerging sectors like cryptocurrency. She will appear on our panel to talk about how to train and retain the next generation of journalists, a crucial question for any journalism manager who wants to support the journalists of the future.

Mattia Peretti, JournalismAI manager, Polis

Mattia Peretti is the manager of JournalismAI, a research and training project run by Polis – the international journalism think-tank of the LSE – with support from the Google News Initiative.

JournalismAI aims to inform media organisations about the potential offered by AI-powered technologies. The project offers research reports, training materials, a network for best practice and innovation sharing and much more.

At Newsrewired, he will be leading a workshop about the ways AI can be used to deliver the most relevant content for your audience. Whether you are just getting started with bringing AI into your newsroom or have long been working on using it to solve editorial problems, this will be a valuable session with tips on best practice based on successful case studies.

How AI can support your journalism

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