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Emily Bell to give keynote speech at July’s news:rewired

| June 15, 2015 – 5:50 pm | 2,315 views

With the next news:rewired digital journalism conference only four weeks away, we are proud to announce Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, as the keynote speaker to open proceedings on the day.

Bell has been director of the Tow Center since 2010, which she joined after a 20-year career at the Guardian, including five years as editor-in-chief of the Guardian websites and four years as director of digital content.

She joins a growing list of speakers from leading news organisations due to speak at the event on Thursday 16 July at MSN HQ in London.

Introducing the latest speakers at July’s news:rewired

| June 10, 2015 – 5:30 pm | 2,784 views

Smartwatches, virtual reality, community engagement and live news – all hot topics in the world of digital journalism that are either central to how modern newsrooms work or are just around the corner.

Thankfully, we’ve invited some of the best minds in the industry on these subjects to share their work and experience at the next news:rewired conference in July.

Announcing Riddle as the latest sponsor of news:rewired

| June 9, 2015 – 2:39 pm | 2,179 views
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We are pleased to announce Riddle, a platform for creating social content like polls and quizzes, as the latest sponsor of the next news:rewired digital journalism conference.

The event will bring experts in digital journalism from around the world to MSN HQ in London on Thursday 16 July to share tools, tips and advice about the industry.

Mike Hawkins, co-founder of Riddle, will give a demonstration of how news organisations can use Riddle to better engage with their audience.

First speakers announced for July’s news:rewired

| May 19, 2015 – 2:17 pm | 2,897 views

With two months to go until the next news:rewired conference in London, we are delighted to announced the first set of speakers.

The conference will take place on Thursday 16 July at MSN HQ in London, with a full day of panel discussions and workshops on the latest tools and trends in digital journalism.

The first speakers include experts from the Guardian, Sanoma Media, Reportedly, Deutsche Welle, On Our Radar and Smart Film School.

Training courses for news:rewired July 2015 now available

| April 24, 2015 – 5:30 pm | 3,527 views
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The main focus for news:rewired has always been in providing practical skills and advice for journalists in their day to day work.

With that in mind, we’re pleased to make the news:rewired+ training day options available for the forthcoming event in July.

The full conference will take place on Thursday 16 July, with a day of speeches, sessions and workshops on digital journalism, followed by a day of training on Friday 17 July.

Check out the new course listings.

Announcing the next news:rewired digital journalism conference

| March 20, 2015 – 6:03 pm | 3,851 views

Journalism.co.uk’s next news:rewired digital journalism conference is set to take place on Thursday 16 July at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London.

The one-day conference will offer delegates a choice of sessions and workshops covering tools, tips and techniques in digital journalism from some of the leading figures in the industry, aiming to give everyone involved some practical knowledge to use in their daily jobs.

Some initial themes and areas we are looking to discuss at the event include:

  • The mobile revolution – what journalists need to know about reporting, producing and distributing their stories with mobile devices
  • Live news – barriers between news events, reporters and the public are receding at pace, so how can journalists inform and engage with their audience in real time?
  • Native storytelling – the number of different platforms and digital networks increases by the month, so what do news organisations need to know to make their stories relevant?

Speaker interviews from the February 2015 event

| March 16, 2015 – 11:09 am | 2,558 views

Thanks to all for another hugely successful news:rewired in February. We’re very close to announcing the next one, so in the meantime check out this YouTube playlist with interviews of some of the key speakers from the last event.

Don’t forget to follow @newsrewired for the latest news on the next conference and explore the news:rewired website for more coverage from previous events.

 

Presentation slides – approaching the elections

| February 11, 2015 – 10:40 am | 2,464 views
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In one of the busiest sessions at the recent news:rewired, the BBC’s assistant editor for social news, Mark Frankel, posed a number of questions to the other speakers and the audience.

How will newsrooms manage information from the multitude of new social platforms? What is the best way to connect to those different audiences? And what will you do if in the (increasingly likely) event of a hung parliament?

Presentation slides – measuring success session

| February 11, 2015 – 10:27 am | 2,517 views
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Journalists and newsrooms have access to more data than ever about their stories and how, when, why and where they are being read. But which metrics are actually valuable? And by what lens should newsrooms assess their work?

Analytics expert Stijn Debrouwere and City A.M. social and digital media director Martin Ashplant were joined by John LoGioco, executive vice-president at Outbrain, to discuss their views and experiences on the subject at the most recent news:rewired.

WhatsApp ‘like a Ferrari you can only drive in a courtyard’

| February 9, 2015 – 12:12 pm | 2,833 views
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With 700 million users and a year of strong growth in usage from publishers, WhatsApp is a platform that news organisations can’t ignore.

At Italian publisher Gruppo L’Espresso, head of audience engagement and product development Alessio Balbi has found the platform has both a lot of potential and current limitations.

He shared his thoughts in the opening panel at the recent news:rewired conference and we caught up with him for the below video.