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BBC to launch nationwide social survey, developer tells news:rewired

| December 16, 2010 – 6:49 pm | 10,803 views

Interactive developer Philip Trippenbach revealed today that the BBC has been approached with offers to buy data from the survey, but he said it would remain a strictly public service initiative

Going beyond the story: journalism, storytelling and computer games

| December 16, 2010 – 6:14 pm | 3,755 views

Journalism is about storytelling, right? It’s a narrative form, isn’t it? What about using non-narrative means to disseminate news around issues like climate change, the financial crisis or coalition politics. Our final session looked at the use of computer games in the future of journalism

ScribbleLive to open up syndication so freelancers can earn for liveblogging

| December 16, 2010 – 5:10 pm | 4,295 views
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Liveblogging platform ScribbleLive is to open up its syndication marketplace to allow freelancers to get paid for creating content for its clients.

ScribbleLive founder Michael De Monte (pictured) said the syndication marketplace, which will launch next year, will allow individuals who sign up to its freelancers’ plan to make money when they are covering or talking about live events online.

ScribbleLive already has a syndication marketplace for large organisations like Thomson Reuters and they plan to extend this service to other paying subscribers.

Speaking at news:rewired, De Monte said the product would help media organisations to cover breaking news from all over the world.

“You can’t be every place, every time,” he said. “Hopefully there will be a journalist producing that content and it can go into system.”

Journalism students need to be taught advertising, branding, building relationships, says ad entrepreneur

| December 16, 2010 – 3:27 pm | 4,115 views

Rick Waghorn, founder of locally-focused advertising network Addiply, said that if we want to build a pyramid of news we have to start at the bottom level based on a local advertising market and messages

Community editors should be an integral part of the newsroom, says Media Wales’ Ed Walker

| December 16, 2010 – 12:47 pm | 14,235 views

Focusing on local history, getting input from experts, and making journalism a two-way stree using interactive features are some of the ways to build communities around content, Walker told delegates

Tight-knit communities make brands successful, not numbers, says Joanna Geary

| December 16, 2010 – 11:09 am | 5,622 views
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Times communities editor Joanna Geary tells news:rewired that it shouldn’t just be eyeballs anymore but about engaging with existing readers and communities around content