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Overperforming: How CrowdTangle is powering newsrooms across Europe

| March 2, 2018 – 12:32 pm | 249 views

In the past year, 400 news organisations in Europe began powering their journalism with CrowdTangle after Facebook made the social listening tool available free of charge to publishers. From tiny local newspapers to giant digital natives and public broadcasters, CrowdTangle is driving cultural change in newsrooms by giving journalists access to social alerts and analytics. In this session, James Morgan of CrowdTangle will share top insights and show how you can diagnose changes to your audience after the “Meaningful Social Interactions” News Feed ranking update.

James is the new CrowdTangle representative for Europe, Middle East and Africa, having joined Facebook from BBC News in October. He spent nine years as a BBC journalist, with spells as a reporter in Washington and as Digital Editor for Africa. Most recently he was Assistant Editor of the Social team, managing the team that runs the BBC News Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

The next newsrewired digital journalism conference takes place on 7 March at Reuters in London, followed by a day of training on 8 March. A limited number of tickets are still available for £180+VAT.

Speakers from Quartz and NOA join us at newsrewired in March to discuss news on voice devices

| February 16, 2018 – 3:30 pm | 397 views

As more people welcome virtual assistants into their homes, will voice-controlled devices become a key platform for storytelling and news distribution?

We’ll be discussing the potential of these technologies in an afternoon session at our upcoming newsrewired digital journalism conference, taking place on 7 March in London.

Today, Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce two more speakers joining the panel to talk voice AI.

New talk and demo at newsrewired: A news game in virtual reality

| February 14, 2018 – 1:50 pm | 653 views
coventry blitz

Have you ever tried a news game in virtual reality? We’ve got you covered!

At newsrewired, Bianca Wright of Coventry University will share insights into the creation of a VR news game about the Coventry Blitz.

The experience places viewers in the shoes of firefighters attempting to extinguish the blaze at Coventry Cathedral during the Blitz.

Bianca and her team will also demo the experience to delegates interested in trying out a VR news game for themselves.

Newsrewired takes place on 7 March at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London, and tickets are still available for £180+VAT.

Newsrewired masterclass: The resurgence of email newsletters 💌

| February 12, 2018 – 3:34 pm | 517 views

The agenda for the newsrewired conference, taking place on 7 March at Reuters in London, is shaping up quickly and today we are pleased to add a new lunchtime masterclass to the programme.
The workshop is hosted by …

Speakers from CNN and Reuters to share insights at newsrewired, 7 March

| February 6, 2018 – 5:19 pm | 953 views

With only a few weeks to go until the next newsrewired digital journalism conference, taking place on 7 March at Reuters in London, the Journalism.co.uk team is pleased to announce two more speakers joining us on the day.

Experts from CNN and Reuters will join other key figures in digital media to discuss the latest trends and techniques in journalism and storytelling, offering practical insights and tips to delegates.

Tickets for the event are still available and cost £180+VAT.

Two new speakers join us at newsrewired, 7 March, to talk mobile reporting and peer-reviewed journalism

| February 1, 2018 – 12:39 pm | 1,036 views

At Journalism.co.uk we are working on the preparations for our upcoming newsrewired digital journalism conference, taking place on 7 March at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London. We have published a draft agenda which you can see on this site, and which we are constantly updating as we are able to confirm new speakers and sessions.

Today we are pleased to announce two more speakers joining us on the day, discussing the changing relationship between media and audiences, and mobile workflows for journalists respectively.

The Credibility Coalition is working to establish the common elements of trustworthy articles

| January 30, 2018 – 11:26 am | 374 views

What makes a news article credible? Is it a trusted byline, a particular tone, the number of links, or the range of expert opinions presented?

To identify the credibility indicators in news media, Meedan and Hacks/Hackers set up a working group, currently in the process of developing a framework and mark-up a first round of test articles.

Initially called The Credibility Indicators Working Group and recently renamed as The Credibility Coalition, the initiative builds on existing frameworks such as Google’s way of labelling fact-checked articles in search results in order to build common definitions and a common data schema that all those who are working in this space can use to communicate.

“It’s an effort to develop a standard of third party mark-up of stories to inform platforms and AI initiatives about their credibility,” said An Xiao Mina, director of product at Meedan, who led workshops on credibility indicators at MozFest in London at the end of October.

“The coalition involves journalists, data scientists, librarians, designers and others because we believe that credibility has many different facets.”

The Telegraph takes on audio storytelling, with podcasts and news briefings on Alexa and Google Assistant

| January 22, 2018 – 12:06 pm | 571 views

The Telegraph’s commitment to video and audio storytelling was further emphasised in 2017 with the hiring of two broadcast journalists.

Its portfolio of podcasts and drive to explore opportunities for news distribution on voice-controlled devices also points to a desire to build a diverse digital offering that places the brand in front of people who might otherwise not interact with The Telegraph, as well as reaching its existing audience on emerging platforms.

Rob Owers, director of video and audio at The Telegraph, joined the title after roles at Twitter and Sky News. His focus is to both improve the quality of the existing output and to explore the possibilities of branching out into different formats such as longform video.

First speakers and training options announced for March’s newsrewired

| January 8, 2018 – 12:31 pm | 1,693 views

With two months to go until our next newsrewired digital journalism conference (7 March, London), we are pleased to announce the first round of speakers who will be joining us on the day to discuss the latest trends and techniques in digital journalism.

Speakers from the Financial Times, The Telegraph, BBC, the Credibility Coalition and more will discuss the key skills needed in newsrooms today and the changing shaping the industry today, including mobile journalism, livestreaming, the changing relationship between readers and journalists, and news distribution on voice-controlled devices.

Early-bird tickets to the event are still available until 12 January, so grab yours for just £130+VAT this week.

Two workshops are also available as part of the newsrewired+ training day on 8 March.

The next newsrewired training day takes place on 8 March

| December 14, 2017 – 3:32 pm | 774 views

Newsrewired has always been focused on practical learning and knowledge-sharing. Our next conference takes place on 7 March at Reuters in Canary Wharf, and as usual, we are following that with a full day of training. On 8 March at our training venue at The Bridge (near London Bridge), newsrewired+ delegates can choose to attend one of two full day workshops to further develop practical digital journalism skills.

A newsrewired+ ticket gives you access to both the conference on 7 March and one of the workshops on 8 March. Training options will be announced shortly, and you can now register for a discounted early-bird ticket to attend the two days of the event.

Early-bird newsrewired+ tickets are currently available for £323+VAT until 12 January, after which they will cost £368+VAT. They represent a 10 per cent discount compared to booking tickets for both days separately