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DJA manager Marianne Bouchart’s guide to sourcing data

“The term data journalist is a bit of a jack-of-all-trade term,” Marianne Bouchart told delegates this afternoon at the news:rewired conference in London. “Some call us computer-assisted reporter, journalist programmer, journo geek… unicorns. It varies.” Bouchart is communications director and Data Journalism Award Manager at the Global Editors Network – and the founder of, a […]

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CNN Digital International’s approach to personalisation

News organisations are continually experimenting with digital story-telling as a way to engage and excite their mobile audiences, delegates at the news:rewired conference, in London today, were told. According to a 2014 Ofcom report, more than half of digital readers are now accessing news on mobiles and tablet devices, and to meet this growing demand […]

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Why newsrooms should focus more on addressing vicarious trauma from UGC

One of the session’s main focuses was the need to address the link between eyewitness media and vicarious trauma in the newsroom.

Sam Dubberley, co-founder of the Eyewitness Media Hub, stressed that there ought to be more support for industry professionals who are exposed to user generated content and work with potentially traumatic images on a daily basis.

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