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HuffPost experiments with ‘listening circles’ in Birmingham to go beyond the London bubble

| January 14, 2019 – 12:44 pm | 249 views
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Pictured: Team Photo; Editor in Chief Polly Curtis with Birmingham reporter Amardeep Bassey
Picture by Adam Fradgley / Exposure Photography
Words by: Polly Curtis

One of the reasons why the public increasingly mistrusts the media is that journalists are spending less time outside of their London offices, losing touch with what interests, inspires and bothers people outside the capital.

To see whether local reporting can bring the media and their audiences closer together, HuffPost made a bold move and transferred its entire newsroom of 45 reporters and editors to Birmingham for a week in the summer of 2018, as part of the ‘HuffPost Listens’ project.

“We wanted to get outside the London bubble and show that, as a news organisation, we’re open, accessible, and committed to reporting on the impact of politics and policy outside of Westminster,” explained Basia Cummings, news editor, HuffPost UK.

Many of those who stopped by the HuffPost newsroom in Birmingham told the journalists they feel increasingly ignored and voiceless.

Jess Brammar, head of news, HuffPost UK, who oversaw this project, will be joining the ‘Local news: breaking out of the London bubble’ panel.

All you need to know about financing journalism in the digital age, and voice-controlled devices

| January 7, 2019 – 12:26 pm | 286 views
Newsrewired 6 March join us

New year, new exciting speakers.

We are pleased to announce three industry experts will be joining our panels on sustainable ways to finance digital journalism, and producing content for voice-controlled devices:

Jessica Best, operations lead and engagement editor at The Correspondent; Dominic Young, founder, Agate; and Peter Stewart, journalist and author

Four new speakers will be joining us at newsrewired on 6 March 2019

| December 14, 2018 – 3:27 pm | 508 views
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We are pleased to announce more confirmed speakers ahead of our newsrewired conference on 6 March 2019 at Reuters, London, UK.

Rouven Leuener, group head of digital product at Neue Zürcher Zeitung; Jess Brammar, head of news at HuffPost UK; Matthew Barraclough, head of Local News Partnerships at BBC; and Nic Newman, senior research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Newsrewired sneak peak podcast: audience growth, AI, Gen Z, fake news, and online communities

| October 25, 2018 – 11:37 am | 786 views
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With our newsrewired conference just around the corner on 7 November, this podcast catches up with a few of our confirmed speakers to explore what they will be talking about and how you can take the information from our panels and workshops into your newsroom.

Listen in to Sarah Marshall, our keynote speaker and head of audience growth at Vogue International, offering insights into growing your online pool of readers.

Join the debate on how to sustain high-quality journalism

| October 18, 2018 – 4:10 pm | 570 views
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Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce that two prominent voices in the debate on sustainable, high-quality journalism — Rachel Oldroyd managing editor, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and Brian Cathcart, professor and founder of Hacked Off — will be joining the panel that will explore the best business models for 21st-century news organisations.

Co-creator of News With Friends joins newsrewired as a speaker

| October 11, 2018 – 3:15 pm | 402 views
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Matt McAlister, co-creator of a social app that wants to fill the space left by Facebook deprioritising news content in its News Feed, will be joining panel on new social media strategies for content sharing.

After being heavily criticised for its role in spreading ‘fake news’, Facebook announced a considerable change to its algorithm this year, which will affect the posts that audiences scroll past on their News Feed.

Newsrewired workshop: how to cultivate thriving online communities through social stories

| October 2, 2018 – 3:54 pm | 1,160 views
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We are pleased to announce that Hannah Ray, head of social strategy and storytelling at Vogue International, will be leading a workshop at our upcoming newsrewired conference on 7 November 2018 at Reuters, London.

Can AI replace editors in the newsrooms?

| September 25, 2018 – 4:38 pm | 900 views
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“When you think about a creative process of selecting an image to match a story, it’s a much harder problem to try to solve with computers,” said Getty Images senior vice president of data and insights Andrew Hamilton in an interview with journalism.co.uk

But having developed an artificial intelligence-powered picture editor that chooses the right imagery for your story after “reading” your article — just as a human picture editor would — is it time to give robots a place in your newsroom?

Speakers from BBC Africa and Press Association are joining newsrewired

| September 20, 2018 – 6:18 pm | 552 views
Newsrewired March 2018

With only seven weeks to go until the next newsrewired event, we are pleased to announce three new speakers joining our panels.

Harriet Oliver and Julie Taylor are joint editors of a recently-launched BBC news programme for children in Africa, What’s New. Aimed at 11-16 year olds, the informative and entertaining show also gives young people the chance to tell their own stories.

New speaker announcement: Amanda Michel, deputy membership editor, the Guardian

| September 14, 2018 – 5:30 pm | 592 views
Memberships in news organisations – lessons from the Guardian

More people are paying for Guardian journalism than ever before.

The Guardian has grown from 15,000 members in January 2016 to over 570,000 regular paying supporters, members and subscribers in June 2018. It also received an additional 375,000 one-off contributions globally in the past 12 months.

We are pleased to announce that Amanda Michel, the Guardian’s global contributions director and project manager, will be joining us as a speaker at the next newsrewired conference on 7 November 2018.