Articles by Madalina Ciobanu
With less than a month to go until the next news:rewired conference taking place at MSN HQ in London on 1 December, we’re pleased to announce the afternoon session that will round up a day full of ideas, trends and techniques for journalists: automation in news.
Edward Miller, entrepreneur and head of visuals at Immersiv.ly, was on the panel discussing virtual reality in news at last week’s events.
In the video below, he explains why news organisations should be cautious when approaching virtual reality, why it might work better for ‘slow’ rather than breaking news and how it differs from 360-degree videos.
Claire Wardle is co-founder of the Eyewitness Media Hub and research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
In this video, she outlines why thinking of eyewitness footage as a type of media produced by a person that has actually been in a traumatic situation, rather than user generated content, influences the way in which journalists approach their sources.
Isaac Showman, managing editor of Reuters TV, spoke on the panel about video on the move last week, alongside Hanna Kouri, ISTV’s channel director.
In the video below, Showman outlines two of the main ways in which people find and consume news, both developing predominantly on mobile devices: social media and video.
Jochen Spangenberg is innovation manager on the Reveal Project, an initiative co-founded by the European Commission, which aims to develop tools and services that aid news organisations in verifying social media content.
In this video, he talks about the balance journalists should find between using both social media and traditional mediums to source and verify their stories, as well as the common challenges they face.
Ashley Muddiman, research associate on the Engaging News Project, spoke on the panel about building engaged communities at last week’s event.
In this video, she shares some of its findings and tips, such as when should journalists engage with their readers in the comments and how changing the language of these sections can help maintain a civilised conversation.
The afternoon keynote speech at news:rewired was delivered today by Joanna Geary, head of news partnerships at Twitter UK, and touched upon three key areas: use of data, engagement, and discovery and multimedia.
Visuals to accompany a great piece of writing or reportage are like icing on top of a cake, the session on visual storytelling at the news:rewired conference, today in London, was told.
Raja Sharif, strategy and implementation manager at Al Jazeera, spoke today at the news:rewired conference about AJ+, the network’s app channel aimed at millennials