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Focusing on the individual: Al Jazeera’s #Hacked game on the Syrian cyberwar

| February 8, 2017 – 5:58 pm | 1,351 views
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Investigative journalist Juliana Ruhfus offers insights into an interactive game based on the real-life events of Syria’s cyberwar.

6 ways to prepare your newsroom for live video

| February 8, 2017 – 3:13 pm | 1,227 views
(L-R) IBT Media's Alfred Joyner, Buzzfeed News' Andy Dangerfield, Ultra Social's Sue Llewellyn, and First Draft's Jenni Sargent at news:rewired on February 8, 2017

Experts from Buzzfeed, Ultra Social, IBT Media and First Draft discussed how newsrooms can engage audiences through live video reports at news:rewired

How editorial analytics can be used effectively in the newsroom

| July 20, 2016 – 5:10 pm | 3,427 views
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Analytics can give journalists instant feedback on their work – but what are the numbers telling you about your wider editorial strategy?
Newsrooms can use metrics beyond simply determining whether or not an individual story is …

AJ+’s new distributed news strategy, explained

| July 20, 2016 – 2:00 pm | 1,591 views
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Ousama Itani, senior officer for strategy and development with Al Jazeera’s online news channel, AJ+, today outlined the social media-savvy strategy his organisation had employed help further its development.
Speaking during a morning session of the news:rewired …

The Economist shows how a 173-year-old paper can win at social media

| March 16, 2016 – 6:04 pm | 2,570 views
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Adam Smith, deputy community editor at The Economist said in his talk at news:rewired today that the publication has “always provided news commentary of the day”, although being an established, 173-year-old paper does not mean that modern …

How a Sky News reporter uses her mobile phone to ‘go live’ in 90 seconds

| March 16, 2016 – 4:50 pm | 38,640 views
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With some stories happening so quickly they need to be covered before a team get there, or happening at a time when few resources are available, turning to mobile journalism is becoming the increasingly common …