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10 reasons you should attend journalism conference news:rewired

Thinking about attending digital journalism conference news:rewired which will take place on Friday 19 April? Here are 10 reasons why you should consider doing so.

This post explains how you will hear from key news outlets and speakers who will be sharing advice and tips on using free tools.

You will leave the event with lots of ideas to take back to your news outlet.

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Facebook’s Vadim Lavrusik to deliver news:rewired keynote

Vadim Lavrusik is to deliver the keynote presentation at news:rewired on 19 April.

Lavrusik is journalism programme manager at Facebook, and a professor teaching social media journalism at Columbia University.

Before joining Facebook in 2011, Lavrusik was community manager and social strategist at Mashable; prior to that he was social media specialist at the New York Times.

Lavrusik’s keynote presentation at news:rewired will be highly practical. He will go through best practice, advising journalists how to get the most out of Facebook Subscribe, Open Graph Search, Facebook Groups, Facebook for Journalists, and other tools.

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Announcing the full agenda for news:rewired

The digital journalism conference offers host of practical sessions and workshops for digital journalists.

There will be workshops in: Google tools for journalists, Mozilla’s Popcorn Maker (for creating web-native video), mobile journalism, growing a social media community, and start-up journalism.

Sessions will focus on: Curation: the journalist as manager, data-inspired stories, building participatory communities, online standards and ethics.

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Presentations: Mobile reporting session at #newsrw

One of the sessions at news:rewired – digital stories looked at some useful apps and ideas for using a mobile phone for reporting. Speakers also shared some of the interesting initiatives from news outlets in the mobile space.

Speakers were: Eric Siereveld, vice president, Scoopshot; Neil McIntosh, deputy editor, Europe, Wall Street Journal; Marc Settle, project producer at the BBC College of Journalism specialising in mobile journalism; Nick Garnett, North of England correspondent, BBC 5 Live. The session was moderated by Kevin Anderson, editor and digital strategist, Knowledge Bridge, Media Development Loan Fund.

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