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How to get started working with data and Tableau Public

| November 27, 2017 – 12:06 pm | 728 views
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From CNBC (US) to La Nación (Argentina), data visualisation is used to explain complex stories by showing the numbers in an intelligible way. At newsrewired, Tableau’s Jade Le Van led a step-by-step workshop helping a group of delegates get started with Tableau Public. The software is free and can be downloaded here.

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the session, Jade shared some resources you can use to learn at home, as well as communities you can turn to for inspiration or support if you get stuck.

If you are new to Tableau Public and want to ramp up quickly, here are three simple steps you can take.

Learn how to work with data in this Tableau workshop at November’s newsrewired

| November 14, 2017 – 4:23 pm | 447 views

Would you like to learn how to connect to your data, create different types of charts, and combine them to create an interactive visualisation without any coding involved? Learn how to get started with Tableau Public in an afternoon workshop at newsrewired on 22 November. Spaces for the workshop, led by Jade Le Van, are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis – delegates should have Tableau Public installed on their laptops – it is free and can be downloaded here.

Jade works on the Tableau Public team. She helps journalists, bloggers and academics visualise their data to tell insightful stories. Her skills range from finding and cleaning data to effective data storytelling. She regularly writes and hosts webinars on these topics, and will also explain, in a short talk at newsrewired, how media organisations around the world successfully use Tableau Public in their investigative pieces.

Lunchtime workshop, 22 Nov: Digital storytelling with Google News Lab

| November 14, 2017 – 3:08 pm | 430 views

With just a week to go until our next newsrewired digital journalism conference, we are pleased to announce that Google News Lab will be hosting a lunchtime workshop on digital storytelling from 1:20pm on the day.

This session will equip you with practical research tips, case studies and examples from across Europe. From a breaking news situation to a feature length article – learn how Google Maps and Earth Pro images can complement social media posts or add a visual element to your articles. Together with Matt Cooke, you’ll dive in to storytelling with Maps, find examples with StreetView and discover tools that can help bring your stories to life.

Learn more about Google Surveys for newsrooms at newsrewired next week

| November 13, 2017 – 5:27 pm | 501 views

The Google Surveys platform allows for smarter, faster market research for today’s always on society. It is used by journalists and market researchers alike to help gauge the state of the nation and opinions on topical issues that need to be discussed right now.

From a journalist’s perspective, Google Surveys is a simple tool that allows you to ask the questions that matter to you and your readers and get answers in close to real-time.

In a short talk at newsrewired on 22 November, Olly Grundy, head of Google Surveys for publishers in EMEA, will announce the launch of Google Surveys Market Research grant in Q4, to continue Google’s initiative to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation.

New on the agenda: Connected news, from devices to communities

| November 10, 2017 – 4:50 pm | 531 views

Could we make local news more relevant by using beacon technology to send silent alerts to people’s phones as they walk around town, without having an app involved? And could connected devices rebuild the link between journalism and community? Would context-aware news that suits a person’s needs based on their movements or behaviour in relation to their mobile devices at any given time provide a better flow of information throughout the day?

In a session powered by Google’s Digital News Initiative at newsrewired on 22 November, we will explore journalism projects using beacon technology and the “IoT” (Internet of Things) to develop a better news experience for readers.

We have now sold out of single day passes to newsrewired, but we still have a few 2-day tickets left, including access to the conference on 22 November and one training course of your choice on 23 November.

This will be our 20th conference, and as usual, we’re aiming to provide delegates with practical skills and ideas they can take home and explore in their own organisations.

Nearly sold out: Only 12 tickets to conference and training available, single day passes all gone

| November 1, 2017 – 11:44 am | 691 views

The next newsrewired digital journalism conference takes place on 22 November at Reuters in London, followed by a day of training on 23 November.
We have now sold out of single day passes to newsrewired, but we still have a few 2-day tickets left, including access to the conference on 22 November and one training course on 23 November.
This will be our 20th conference, and as usual, we’re aiming to provide delegates with practical skills and ideas they can take home and explore in their own organisations.

Speakers from Reuters, WikiTribune, Quartz, BuzzFeed, The Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Swedish Radio, Bloomberg and more will join us on stage on 22 November to discuss the latest trends and techniques in digital newsgathering and storytelling.

Spotlight: Experimenting to meet emerging realities

| October 30, 2017 – 12:34 pm | 492 views

“Most successful organisations fail to look for new things their customers want because they’re afraid to hurt their core businesses,” Reed Hastings, chief executive of Netflix, once said.

Disrupting your business may be the only way to ward off the threat of extinction. As a seasoned pioneer and trusted partner, Reuters has followed their clients’ journeys of transformation, reallocating resources from old models to the new, and developing new economic engines. In a spotlight talk at newsrewired on 22 November, Nick Cohen, director of video products at Reuters, will present the popular ways the organisation has seen them experiment to meet emerging realities.

Prior to joining Reuters, Nick built up nearly 20 years of experience in the news and entertainment industries as an award-winning digital producer, commissioner and product development specialist.

The next newsrewired takes place on 22 November 2017 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London, followed by a day of hands-on training on 23 November. Tickets are selling out fast. We currently have only 4 tickets left for the conference on 22 November, and 12 for both 22 and 23 November.

November’s keynote: Reconstructing journalism, Wiki style

| October 26, 2017 – 4:55 pm | 543 views

With newsrewired (22 November, London) fast approaching, the Journalism.co.uk team is pleased to announce our keynote speaker for our 20th event is Peter Bale, launch editor at WikiTribune. 

WikiTribune is the evidence-based news initiative from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, where journalism is reimagined with community members and journalists on equal footing. Bale 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 the former chief executive officer of the Center for Public Integrity, an investigative journalism non-profit in Washington D.C, which then incorporated the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, best known for the Panama Papers project. He has also worked at CNN International, MSN, Reuters and The Times and Sunday Times. In his keynote, Bale will highlight the progress his team has made so far, and explain how journalism at WikiTribune will work in practice. 

Check out the agenda for November’s newsrewired

| October 10, 2017 – 11:10 am | 992 views

How can you better create stories for mobile audiences? When would collaborations benefit your organisation, and how can you build a workflow suitable for you and your partners? How are media organisations using virtual reality and should you invest in it too? Can graphic novels be used in journalism?

Find out the answer to these questions and many more at our next newsrewired digital journalism event on 22 – 23 November at Reuters in London.

Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce the agenda for the day.

We are still working on confirming a few sessions and speakers, so some things may change slightly before 22 November, but register now to avoid missing out on tickets as places are going fast.

Newsrewired+ training (23 Nov) now available: Stories, podcasting, media law

| September 4, 2017 – 3:13 pm | 1,029 views

A focus on practical, hands-on learning has always been at the heart of newsrewired, and Journalism.co.uk will be hosting a full day of training after the main conference in November. Delegates can register to attend the conference (22 November) and one of the full-day courses during the training day (23 November) by purchasing a newsrewired+ ticket.

Early-bird Newsrewired+ tickets are available for £323+VAT until 15 September, after which you will be able to purchase standard tickets for £368+VAT).

Newsrewired+ tickets represent a 10 per cent discount compared to booking tickets for both days separately.

Both the conference and training day are hosted at the Reuters office in Canary Wharf, London. The conference agenda for the day includes talks and in-depth sessions on storytelling for mobile audiences, collaboration in the newsroom, and the applications of the graphic novel format in journalism. An early-bird ticket for the conference costs just £130+VAT, and can be purchased separately here: sign up to attend newsrewired, 22 November.