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How one broadcaster is reaching the ‘YouTube Generation’

Delivering the closing presentation of today’s news:rewired conference, Stijn Lehaen, head of VRT’s ‘start-up’ shared his experiences of working for a large Belgium broadcaster, but in a division using the principles of a small, flexible business to reach the ‘YouTube Generation’ The YouTube generation, he said, are media users who want some control over the media […]

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Five techniques for finding data stories in spreadsheets

  John Burn-Murdoch, data journalist for the Financial Times, used the mid-afternoon session of the news:rewired conference, today in London, to provided a step-by-step masterclass on the crucial skills needed to extract stories from in spreadsheets using Google Docs. Burn-Murdoch detailed five key techniques that can make spreadsheets your best friend when attempting to interpret data […]

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How news outlets keep audiences engaged: tips from the experts

Getting stories in front of audiences is step one, but after that how do you keep them engaged and ensure that they keep coming back to your website? The opening session at the news:rewired conference, in London today, looked at how certain news outlets were attempting to deliver new forms of engagement. Bella Hurrell, assistant editor of visual journalism at BBC News, Ezra Eeman, founder of Journalism Tools, Ben Fogarty, chief executive of Shorthand, provided delegates with a masterclass on creating tailor-made content.

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How journalists can get the best from Reddit

Reddit has gained widespread popularity over the last few years years, and – as covered in a recent Journalism.co.uk article – is used by many journalists as a news source or a sounding board for ideas, as well as for verification and engagement.

Reddit is a self-gatekeeping community known for the original content posted by its user-base, as well as links to other content on the web, which can be either up or down-voted by other users.

For new users, the platform – which comes with its own quirks and terminology – can initially appear daunting.

However, with a bit of practice, it becomes easy to navigate your way through the vast amount of content posted to the site each day.

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