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Newsrewired masterclass: The resurgence of email newsletters ?

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 newsrewired supporters Revue, who help tens of thousands of people, from big companies to individual writers, publish editorial newsletters that […]

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

With only a few weeks to go until the next newsrewired digital journalism conference, taking place on 7 March at Reuters in London, the 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.

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

At 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.

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

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.”

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

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.

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First speakers and training options announced for March’s newsrewired

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.

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The next newsrewired training day takes place on 8 March

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

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Discounted tickets now available for newsrewired, 7 March 2018

The next newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 7 March 2018 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London. 

This will be our 21st 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. 

The day will feature a mix of workshops and panel discussions about the latest tools, trends and techniques in digital journalism. 

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How to get started working with data and Tableau Public

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.

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

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.

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