Caitlin Webb's posts

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

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 own needs, but how many of them do you even know about? In this practical workshop, Leila Haddou, data journalist […]

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As it happened: Keynote – Reconstructing journalism, Wiki style

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 team and process to work alongside a global community. Bale has a history of international journalism projects. He is […]

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

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 why anti-refugee stories often go viral, how to de-bunk fake stories, and how BuzzFeed has found innovative ways to […]

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

  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 news organisations using platforms, like Line or Yik Yak, to engage with their audience and source stories? And […]

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