Being an eyewitness to a news event and posting photos and information from the scene on social media can place you at the receiving end of thousands of requests from the media. But the closing panel at newsrewired in London yesterday (20 July) had high hopes that the way newsrooms source user-generated content (UCG) from […]
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism recently released three reports on trends in news consumption, and research associate Nic Newman says the principal takeaway is that journalism is “a much more complicated world” than it used to be. What’s clear is that the consumption of news via a mobile phone in the UK is rapidly becoming the […]
The intimacy of Telegram, WeChat and WhatsApp has helped make these chat apps, and others like them, the next frontier for news organisations that are looking to reach new audiences – but with the number of platforms available, coming up with a ‘chat app’ strategy can be daunting. For a news organisation, it can be difficult to know which platform is […]
According to the final panel at news:rewired “video focus”, finding the right social media platform for a story means more than adapting content to work across the board. Panelists from BBC World Service, NowThis Media and The Guardian shared how their organisations rise to the challenge, emphasizing that experimentation and learning from failure are the hallmarks of any successful strategy. For […]
At the opening panel for Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired “video focus” conference, YouTube took a backseat to more up-and-coming social distribution models such as Facebook and Snapchat. But Shivvy Jervis, head of digital at Telefonica, is making the platform work for the company’s millennial audiences. Jervis is the creative force behind the popular YouTube series Digital Futures and The Trailblazers. Episodes in […]
Although the news industry is typically characterized as fiercely competitive, the philosophy of the open source movement is encouraging The Times and The Sunday Times, BBC News Labs, and The Wall Street Journal to make their newsroom tools available to others in the industry.
Sandra Gaudenzi, of IF Lab, the moderator of news:rewired’s panel on long-form video for the mobile generation, said industry specialists talked about documentaries as a dying form, but the reality was that journalists were now talking about the demand for long-form documentaries – and the genre is hip in a way that no one predicted only […]
Since the Washington Post’s emerging news products team launched a year and a half ago, it has engineered apps for Amazon’s tablet, desktop, mobile phones and the Apple Watch, but always with an eye on the paper’s most traditional product. Christopher Meighan, director for digital news design and presentation, emerging news products at the Post, told the […]
When it comes to reporting breaking news, the days of waiting for material from a newswire to come through are long gone.