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As it happened: Immersive video workshop

| November 22, 2017 – 3:07 pm | 370 views
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Virtual reality and 360-degree video have arrived in newsrooms, transporting audiences to the centre of the story and enabling them to consume the news in a more immersive way than ever before.
In this workshop, we …

As it happened: Open-source tools for journalists and how to use them

| November 22, 2017 – 2:07 pm | 365 views
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There are many free resources and open-source tools for journalists out there, made by other journalists, news organisations, civic groups and others. They are ready to be used in your newsroom, and tailored to your …

As it happened: Keynote – Reconstructing journalism, Wiki style

| November 22, 2017 – 9:17 am | 248 views
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WikiTribune is the evidence-based news initiative from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, where journalism is reimagined with community members and journalists on equal footing.
Peter Bale, launch editor at WikiTribune, has been tasked with creating a journalistic …

As it happened: covering the refugee crisis in the age of social media rumours and viral stories

| July 20, 2016 – 3:10 pm | 894 views
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To cover the complex issue of the refugee crisis, newsrooms need a mixture of on the ground reporting and creative approaches on social media.
In this session of the news:rewired conference, BuzzFeed reporter Rossalyn Warren explained …

As it happened: reaching younger audiences and new sources on chat apps

| July 20, 2016 – 10:09 am | 1,229 views
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Twitter and Facebook are now key platforms for both news-gathering and storytelling, but closed networks such as chat apps, with their millions of users around the world, are becoming an interesting proposition for publishers.
How are …