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The next Newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 27 November 2019 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

This will be our 25th conference, and as usual, we will aim to provide delegates with practical skills and ideas they can take home and explore in their own organisations.

The day will feature a mix of workshops, talks and panel discussions about the latest tools, trends and techniques in digital journalism.

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The tickets cost £190+VAT and they give you access to the full-day conference and include lunch and refreshments, as well as after-event networking drinks and a delegate ‘goodie’ bag.

We are still working on the programme, so more speakers and sessions will be announced soon – but you can see a draft agenda below to get a better idea of what to expect from the day.

If you would like to suggest a session or a talk, or sponsor the event, please get in touch by emailing marcela@journalism.co.uk.

Time Sessions and speakers
8:50-9:20am Registration and coffee
9:20-9:30am Welcome

  • Marcela Kunova, acting editor, Journalism.co.uk
9:30-10:00am Keynote speech | Details to be confirmed soon
10:00-10:50am Building a diverse and sustainable newsroom to regain audiences’ trust

This panel will look beyond diversity as a box-ticking exercise and explore why newsrooms should start to consider it a legitimate business strategy to grow their audience. This includes not only gender and ethnicity, but also class, nationality, faith, sexual orientation, age, location, and other aspects of identity, all necessary to better understand and represent our audiences.

  • Marverine Cole, journalist, broadcaster and academic, Birmingham City University
  • Robyn Vinter, founder and editor-in-chief, The Overtake

More speakers to be confirmed soon

 

10:50-11:20am Coffee break
11:20-12:10 Auditorium
Using AI to grow audience engagement during breaking news

When a story breaks, newsrooms often face the difficult choice between being the first to report it while compromising on accuracy, or waiting for more developments at the risk of losing the scoop. This panel of experts will discuss how you can use artificial intelligence to beat your competition while engaging and growing your audience with timely, accurate and trustworthy reporting.

    • Kirsten Dewar, associate director, news, Dataminr
Workshop room
Workshop: Grow your audience by hosting a live podcast recording

Now that everyone seems to have a podcast, how can your organisation make your offering stand out from the crowd?

In this workshop, podcaster Suchandrika Chakrabarti will show you how to promote your event to interest new and current listeners; plan your show to make the audio visual and interactive; and use multimedia from the event to show off what you did. This will help you grow your audience and, as a bonus, your current listeners will feel more engaged with your content than ever.

12:10-12:20pm Spotlight talk: Details to be confirmed soon
12:20-12:30pm Spotlight talk: Details to be confirmed soon
12:30-1:00pm Using smartphone journalism to tell stories about communities

Details to be confirmed soon

1:00pm-2:20pm Networking lunch

Lunchtime workshop with Google: Storytelling with Maps

Google’s mapping tools are an easy way to make stories more informative, interactive and visually compelling. Learn how to plot multiple data points in My Maps, find historical imagery in StreetView, and explore how the new Google Earth tools can be used to tell timeline-based stories.

The workshop is led by Abigail Edge, Google News Lab’s Teaching Fellow for the UK and Ireland. Before joining Google in 2018, Abigail was a senior social media producer at BBC News.

2:20-3:10pm Auditorium

How quality journalism can thrive in the fake-news era

News verification now goes way beyond simple fact-checking. From using images out of context to misleading the viewers with ‘deep fake’ videos, misinformation is becoming increasingly sophisticated, thus damaging public trust in the media.

This panel will look at the latest techniques used to produce fake news material and discuss the best practices for news verification. Experts will also equip you with practical tips on what to watch out for to make your reporting fake-proof.

  • Hazel Baker, global head of user-generated content (UGC) newsgathering, Reuters

More speakers will be confirmed soon

Workshop room

 

Workshop: Details to be confirmed soon

3:10-3:15pm Room change
3:15-4:05pm Auditorium

Devising and driving fundamental transformation in your news organisation

To truly innovate, you need more than shiny new things or following the latest trends. This panel will explore what it takes to carry out difficult changes and challenge the existing power structure to build a sustainable future for your organisation.

  • Lyndsey Jones, executive editor and day production section chief, Financial Times
  • Blathnaid Healy, director EMEA, CNN Digital International
  • Sue Llewellyn, founder and CEO, Ultra Social, moderating

More speakers will be confirmed soon

Workshop room

Workshop: How to introduce solutions journalism into your newsroom

Audiences increasingly turn away from news because of negativity overload. This workshop will teach you practical skills, from solutions-focused interviewing methods to audience growth strategies, to help your newsroom tell stories about what is going right.

Details to be confirmed soon

4:05-4:40pm Coffee break
4:40-5:10pm

Closing keynote | Details to be confirmed soon

5:10-5:20pm Closing remarks
5:20-7:00pm Networking drinks

 

Workshop room

Workshop: Details to be confirmed soon

12:10-12:20pmSpotlight talk: Details to be confirmed soon

 

We will update the agenda with the speakers’ names as soon as we have them confirmed.

All topics and speakers are subject to change. If you’d like to contribute as a speaker or sponsor, please get in touch by emailing marcela[at]journalism.co.uk.