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Matter: Long-form digital journalism can be different

Bobbie Johnson, co-founder of web startup Matter, told delegates at the news:rewired – digital stories conference, in London today, how he arrived at the ‘model for high-quality journalism’ and managed to raise funds for the idea in a month.

Matter works by publishing a single long piece of journalism every month. The first article went live on Wednesday 14 November after Johnson and his business partner Jim Giles managed to raise $140,000 in a month – from a campaign on Kickstarter – to support run the business they run from their bedrooms.

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‘Don’t make users work harder, make content more engaging’

The third session of news:rewired – digital stories focused on digital news design as a key element in drawing readers to news content and keeping them engaged.

Our panel discussed user experience, focusing particularly on the importance news readability, site journeys, and ensuring audiences come back at a later date.

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Nicolas Kayser-Bril: Simple tips for data-driven journalism

Nicolas Kayser-Bril, chief executive and co-founder of Journalism++ – which brings web technologies into journalistic workflows – delivered the keynote speech at news:rewired – digital stories in which he offered simple tips on improving data-driven journalism.

A self-taught programmer and data-driven journalist, Kayser-Bril was previously in charge of data journalism at ‘augmented news’ site OWNI, where he led several experiments in crowdsourced data gathering.

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#newsrw: Interactive publications and multi-platform publishing

Mike Goldsmith, editor-in-chief of iPad and tablet editions, Future Publishing; Douglas Arellanes, technologist, consultant and the director of clients and services, Sourcefabric; Ron Diorio, vice-president of product and community development,; and Lucia Adams, web development editor, the Times

Image by byrion on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

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#newsrw: Three pieces of advice for mobile reporting from Sky’s Nick Martin

Sky News correspondent Nick martin advises mobile reporters to investigate accessories that can enhance video and sound quality, to practise and “take the rough with the smooth”, and to ensure mobile reporting is only used when appropriate.

Image by liewcf on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

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Charlie Beckett: ‘Go forth, connect and innovate’

Charlie Beckett, founding director of POLIS, the journalism and society think-tank at the London School of Economics delivered the keynote speech at today’s news:rewired – connected journalism conference

Beckett, who has previously worked as programme editor for Channel 4 News and the BBC, explained why it is an exciting time to be a journalist

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