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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 PR exercise and explore why newsrooms struggle to better represent their audiences but also what holds those from underserved communities back from getting into journalism.

  • 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 Using breaking news to grow audience

Breaking news is a unique opportunity to get your brand in front of an audience who may have never heard of your outlet. From local events that become significant on a national or international level, to your exclusive breaking content, the panel of experts will explore how to find relevant local news and use the exposure as an editorial strategy for audience growth.

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 and lunchtime workshop with Google News Lab
2:20-3:10pm Auditorium

How to grow your audience beyond loyal subscribers

Getting readers to subscribe for content is not enough to solve declining advertising revenue. This panel will talk about building effective communities, using tools like paywalls to widen your audience rather than shutting users out, and how personalisation can help on both fronts.

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

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 trend. 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.

Speakers will be confirmed soon

Workshop room

Workshop: 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

 

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.