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In-depth news:rewired+ workshops to cover key digital journalism skills

On Thursday 20 February, we will be running the next instalment of our digital journalism conference, news:rewired, which will look at key tools, techniques and skills being harnessed by newsrooms in the UK and further afield, and some of the big challenges and opportunities facing online publishers today.

As well as the one-day conference, we are also offering an additional half-day of training, consisting of a series of three, three-hour workshops the following day (Friday 21 February).

The workshops will be held at the same venue as news:rewired, MSN UK’s offices in Cardinal Place, Victoria, London.

The three options are:

1. Web-native video
2. Data visualisation
3. Searching social media and verification

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The next news:rewired digital journalism event: Thursday 20 February

The next news:rewired digital journalism conference will take place on Thursday 20 February – offering another thought-provoking day of digital journalism innovation and inspiration, with industry case studies and practical tips for newsrooms.

The one-day event will return to MSN UK’s office in Victoria, London, and feature a mix of panel discussion, presentation-style sessions and shorter workshops focusing in on best practice application of specific skills or tools.


Tickets are available for £130 +VAT.

We are also running an extended version of news:rewired for the first time, with the option of also attending an additional half-day of digital journalism training on the following day, Friday 21 February.

With our ‘news:rewired plus’ tickets, you can not only access the news:rewired conference on Thursday 20 February, but also attend a three-hour, hands-on workshop on Friday 21 February, enabling you to go more in-depth into one of three subjects, and as part of a smaller group, led by an expert trainer in the field. news:rewired+ tickets are available for £220 +VAT.

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Video: news:rewired keynote speech by Jay Quartz, publisher, Quartz

At digital journalism conference news:rewired, held on Friday 20 September at MSN UK in London, Jay Lauf, publisher of one-year-old business news site Quartz, part of the Atlantic Media Company, delivered the keynote speech, including a look at how to produce content to appeal to a social audience.

A video of his keynote speech is below. Access a copy of his presentation here and a write-up of some of the tips he shared on the day and a liveblog account of his speech.

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Video: Breaking news panel at news:rewired

The breaking news panel at news:rewired featured Chris Hamilton, social media editor for BBC News, Paul Quigley, chief executive of NewsWhip Spike, Justine Mackinnon, co-founder of CrisisMappersUK and Jason Mills, editor, web at ITV News. The session was moderated by Laura Oliver, community manager at the Guardian.

The session included a look at breaking news strategy on social media as well as on a news outlet’s own digital platforms. It also showed delegates the potential use of mapping technology and crowdsourcing to find and tell stories as they happen, as well as a consideration of three different types of breaking news “perspectives”.

You can catch-up on the discussion with this video.

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Presentation: Keynote speech by Jay Lauf, publisher of Quartz

On 20 September, Jay Lauf, publisher of business news site Quartz (owned by the Atlantic Media Company) delivered the keynote speech at news:rewired.

See a copy of his presentation, or catch up with the liveblog of his speech, or this write-up which covers some of the tips he shared on news in a social media age.

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A Wordle visualisation of who is coming to news:rewired

On 20 September we will hold our tenth news:rewired conference at the MSN UK offices in Victoria, London.

The event has already sold out, with more than 200 attendees due to take part on the day. You can see the delegate list here, or take a look at this Wordlefor a visual representation of which news outlets, PR companies, universities and other organisations, delegates are coming from:

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Publisher of Quartz Jay Lauf to deliver news:rewired keynote speech

The publisher of one-year-old news site Quartz, Jay Lauf, will deliver the keynote speech at news:rewired on Friday 20 September.

When first launched, Quartz was said to have been “built primarily for the devices closest at hand: tablets and mobile phones” for an audience of “business people in the new global economy”. As such the design keeps the stream of headlines – which can be filtered by ‘top news’, sections or topical areas called ‘obsessions’ – to the left of the page, with each article able to fill the remaining space.

In his keynote speech at news:rewired, Lauf will discuss the platform’s innovative features further, including the impact on the experience for reporters and readers alike. He will also discuss how to think about journalism for the social web.

Tickets to the conference have now sold out, with more than 200 attendees due to partake in the event, which features a full-day of presentations, panel discussions and workshops.

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Digital journalism event news:rewired is SOLD OUT!

Tickets for digital journalism conference news:rewired have now sold out, with more than 200 attendees due to attend the one-day event on 20 September.

We have a fantastic line-up of speakers from news outlets including BBC News, the Guardian, GigaOM, Quartz, ITV News, Wall Street Journal, VICE UK and many more.

The event is being held at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London.

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Announcing Tableau as latest sponsor of news:rewired

We’re pleased to announce Tableau as the latest sponsor of digital journalism conference news:rewired, which takes place on Friday 20 September.

Tableau’s data analyst Maxime Marboeuf will join the event’s mapping workshop, also being delivered by the Guardian’s data editor James Ball. The 45-minute workshop will look at how journalists can use a number of different tools – such as Tableau Public – to visualise data on a map.

The one day conference will cover a number of other key digital journalism skills, looking at the latest innovative techniques being used in the newsroom. This includes sessions on breaking news, online video, searching social and breaking article boundaries. See the full agenda here.

Space is limited and the event is expected to sell out. The remaining tickets can be snapped up for just £130 +VAT each. This includes refreshments, lunch and after-event drinks. Buy tickets at this link.

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Announcing Zentrick as latest sponsor of news:rewired

We’re pleased to announce interactive video tool Zentrick as the latest sponsor of digital journalism conference news:rewired.

Zentrick’s co-founder Frederik Neus will join a panel looking at approaches to online video at the one-day event, which takes place on Friday 20 September. The conference is being held at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London – see the full agenda here.

In his news:rewired presentation, Neus will outline the key benefits of interactive video for news outlets, including the potential for an additional revenue stream, as well as the enhanced experience it offers for audiences.

The rest of the online video panel will feature Grant Bremner, head of Future TV at Future, Al Brown, head of video at VICE UK and Neal Mann, multimedia innovations editor for the Wall Street Journal.

Tickets to the conference are still available, for just £130 +VAT for the full day. We also have a ‘news:rewired plus’ ticket option for £310 +VAT which includes access to both the Friday conference and a training course on the Thursday (19 September). More details on this and the choice of courses on offer can be found here.

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