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Subject: Permission to attend Newsrewired conference on 27 November in London

Looking to convince your manager to give you permission to attend Newsrewired? Copy/paste the message below, edit as appropriate, and send it to them. Dear {name}, I would like to attend the Newsrewired conference taking place on 27 November 2019 at Reuters in London, UK. Newsrewired is one of the best digital publishing conferences for […]

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Robyn Vinter, editor-in-chief at The Overtake on diversity, business growth and investigative journalism for millennials

At Newsrewired this coming November, we will hear from four newsrooms that are hiring diverse talent because there are genuinely good business reasons to do so, like bolstering your reporting and being trusted by the public.

One of those practising this idea is Robyn Vinter, editor-in-chief, The Overtake, an investigative journalism website for millennials and Gen-Zers run by a team of reporters based in Leeds, Yorkshire.

In the first two years of running the publication, Vinter has built a part-time team of nine from scratch and created a platform which aspires to be “the opposite of the straight, white, middle-aged, middle-class mainstream media”.

Vinter spoke to Journalism.co.uk about The Overtake, the advantages of forming a diverse newsroom and what delegates can expect from hearing her speak at Newsrewired.

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US immigration and mass shootings reporter at AP joins debate on diversity in the newsroom

Russell Contreras, reporter with The Associated Press, will be joining Newsrewired panel to bring a US perspective and fresh ideas on how to make your media organisation thrive by attracting diverse talents. He will also speak about the strategies The Associated Press has used in its newsrooms, what has worked and what has not amid changing demographics.

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Google and Facebook step up their efforts to revive local journalism

Last week we announced that Journalism.co.uk and Google News Initiative have partnered to offer 30 local journalists the opportunity to attend the Newsrewired conference. We have received nearly 50 applications in one week alone, which shows how much demand for support there is from bootstrapped, regional newsrooms.

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Newsrewired to welcome 30 local journalists thanks to support from the Google News Initiative

Journalism.co.uk and Google News Initiative have partnered to offer 30 local journalists the opportunity to attend the Newsrewired conference.

Thanks to the support from GNI, 10 local journalists will be able to attend both days, with a further 20 places being offered to local journalists interested in attending the conference only on 27 November 2019.

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