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The next newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 6 March 2019 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

This will be our 24th conference, and as usual, we are aiming 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.

Book your tickets now for £190+VAT. The tickets give you access to the full-day conference on Wednesday 6 March 2019, and include lunch and refreshments, as well as after-event networking drinks and a delegate ‘goodie’ bag.

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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 | Future of digital innovation: personalised content, voice, and dynamic paywalls

Rouven Leuener is group head of digital product at Neue Zürcher Zeitung, one of Germany’s oldest newspapers. He took the lead on digital innovation five years ago and, during this time, he launched a number of digital products that attracted new online subscribers and turned the newspaper around.

Among NZZ’s latest innovations is a text-to-speech audio player feature that converts written articles into audio. The publisher is now looking at new ways to monetise this audio content and grow its subscribers base.

10:00-10:50am Local news: Breaking out of the London bubble

This panel will look at significant local journalism projects carried out by large news organisations and will discuss why listening to regional audiences is vital for their success.

  • Jess Brammar, head of news, HuffPost UK
  • Matthew Barraclough, head of Local News Partnerships, BBC

More speakers to be confirmed soon.

10:50-11:20am Coffee break
11:20-11:50am Financing journalism in the digital age

From micropayment and crowdfunding to innovative membership models and crypto-currencies, this panel will look at successful strategies to finance online journalism.

More speakers to be confirmed soon

11:50-12:00pm Spotlight talk
Details to be announced soon.
12:00-12:10pm Spotlight talk
Details to be announced soon.
12:10-1:00pm Alexa, how can we monetise content on smart speakers?

Despite the rise in sales of voice controlled devices, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home, difficulty to monetise content holds publishers back from innovating on voice platforms. This panel will explore projects by early adopters and look at the benefits of investing in smart speaker-friendly content.

  • Nic Newman, senior research associate, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
  • Suchandrika Chakrabarti, founder, Freelance Pod, moderating

More speakers to be announced soon

1:00pm-2:15pm Networking lunch

Lunchtime workshop: Details to be announced soon

2:50-3:10pm Auditorium

Blockchain tech has the power to fight censorship — but it could help misinformation stay forever

For many, blockchain is still a just buzzword. However, this technology can help revolutionise how news content is stored and distributed. This panel will shed the light on what blockchain actually is, as well as its benefits and pitfalls for publishers.

Speakers to be announced soon.

Workshop room

Details to be announced soon.

 

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

Who is investing in solutions journalism?

People are switching off from the news cycle gauged by negativity. This session will explore how solutions journalism can re-engage audiences— and help solve newsrooms’ cashflow problems in the process.

Speakers to be announced soon.

Workshop room

Details to be announced soon

4:10-4:30pm Coffee break
4:30-5:00pm

Keynote: Details to be announced soon

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

 

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

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.