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8 tips for sourcing eyewitness media from social networks

| July 21, 2016 – 2:54 pm | 1,912 views
eyewitness ii

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 …

Five trends worth watching in mobile-first news

| July 20, 2016 – 4:24 pm | 4,667 views
Nic newman

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 …

Chat apps: three tips for making them work for a news audience

| July 20, 2016 – 1:01 pm | 1,799 views
chat apps ii

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 …

Getting social right: The challenges and opportunities of distributed video

| March 17, 2016 – 12:00 pm | 2,393 views
news:Rewired-16/3/16-Getting Social Right -Christian Bennett, global head of video and audio, the Guardian

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 …

Trailblazers: How to talk tech to millennial audiences on YouTube

| March 16, 2016 – 4:50 pm | 3,305 views

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 …

How newsrooms use open-source tech to build in-house tools

| December 1, 2015 – 6:27 pm | 1,851 views
building the news

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 …

Why the documentary is making a comeback with younger audiences

| December 1, 2015 – 4:15 pm | 2,387 views
long form blog

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 …

How Washington Post’s print values influence its digital apps

| December 1, 2015 – 11:48 am | 1,814 views
Christopher Meighan iii

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 …

The dos and don’ts of ethical social newsgathering

| October 21, 2015 – 4:34 pm | 2,241 views
Fergus Bell

When it comes to reporting breaking news, the days of waiting for material from a newswire to come through are long gone.