The next news:rewired digital journalism conference is planned for Thursday 16 July at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London.
The agenda for July will be announced in the near future, but you can still see the agenda from February’s event below.
Have any topics or sessions you would like to see? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “news:rewired ideas” in the subject to talk further.
|Time||Sessions and speakers|
As the Guardian’s executive editor for digital, Pilhofer – who joined the outlet from the New York Times last year – will discuss the importance of visual presentation in modern digital journalism and how the Guardian is exploring this area.
|9.50-10.55am||Experimenting in the newsroom
This session will look at how three newsrooms are trying new ideas and finding success in innovation.
Professor Jane Singer, professor of journalism innovation, City University London
An introduction to Paydesk, a marketplace where broadcasters and editors find, hire and pay reputable freelance journalists.
|11.20am-12.30pm||A: Approaching the elections
With the UK general elections looming, what new approaches can journalists take to analyse results and produce engaging coverage?
Fergus Bell, co-founder of the UGC ethics initiative, Online News Association
|B: Engaging younger audiences
A look at some of the ways news outlets are reaching out to 16-34 year old readers, with a focus on mobile and social strategies.
Blathnaid Healy, UK editor, Mashable
|12.30-2.00pm||Networking lunch and optional workshops|
|2.05-2.55pm||A: Measuring success
This workshop will look at how journalists, newsrooms and commercial departments may need to take different approaches to analysing their work.
Malcolm Coles, director of digital content, The Telegraph
|B: Visual storytelling
Multimedia, interactives and visualisations can help stories stand out, but how and where are these elements best used?
Sue Llewellyn, social media consultant and trainer
A: Online investigations
An in-depth workshop on investigation techniques using open-source information, social media and more.
Gabrielle Laine-Peters, digital media consultant and trainer
|B: A new wave in audio
A practical look at how newsrooms are using audio for engagement and social sharing to ensure stories are seen and heard.
James Cridland, radio futurologist and managing director, Media.info
Joanna will talk about how to use Twitter’s advanced search operators to discover and monitor breaking news, as well as how journalists can make use of some of the platform’s newer and lesser-known features.
An introduction to Crowdynews, a social media content curation platform that enables publishers to blend traditional news stories with social commentary.
A panel of experts will demonstrate how newsrooms are harnessing new technology, such as wearables, to tell stories and deliver news, and in the future.
|5.30-5.35pm||Closing and thanks
“A great day with lots of inspiring stories, fresh ideas and new techniques for journalists to embrace. My notebook is full of great stuff from today” – Alex Ward, freelancejournalist.co.uk
“news:rewired is great for the latest digital know-how and publishing tips” – Jake O’Neill, Cision UK
“The combination of speakers from the cutting edge of journalism and an assembly of people driven to be at the cutting edge makes news:rewired the most electric gathering of journalists in Europe. A must-attend” – Markham Nolan, Storyful
“A conference that invests in talking about the future of journalism and social media, rather than simply reacting to changes in practice after they’ve already happened” – Richard Moynihan, Metro
“It’s not often you hear Claude Levi Strauss quoted in a presentation at a social media conference. Trust news:rewired to keep the bar extremely high…” – Dominique Jackson, Mail Online
“It’s incredibly useful to get out of your own bubble and see what everyone else out there is thinking and doing. We’re all trying to do the same thing – secure the future of journalism” – Marek Pruszewicz, BBC