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Q&A: Tony Hirst, data blogger and lecturer, Open University

In the latest of our Q&As we hear from Tony Hirst, lecturer at the Open University. He blogs at OUseful.Info, where he explores the potential application of web technologies and applications to learning. He has been behind some of the most interesting uses of the Guardian’s Open Platform. At news:rewired Tony will give examples of […]

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Speaker Q&A: Ruth Barnett, Sky News online politics producer

In the latest of our Q&As we talk to Ruth Barnett, social media correspondent for Sky News – who this week begins a new political role for the organisation’s Westminster bureau. She joined the broadcaster in 2007 as a multimedia producer and was appointed as Twitter correspondent in March 2009, before taking on her most […]

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Speaker Q&A: Kate Day, communities editor,

news:rewired is asking its speakers to tell us more about themselves. We put some questions to Kate Day, communities editor at the Telegraph. Kate will be moderating and participating in a morning session on social media for journalists; and an afternoon session on crowdsourcing and collaboration. So what exactly do you do at the Telegraph? […]

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Speaker Q&A: Francis Irving, senior developer, mySociety

mySociety is behind some of the most innovative citizen and community projects in the UK: TheyWorkForYou, WhatDoTheyKnow, FixMyStreet, Mapumental, No. 10 Petitions site, PledgeBank, WriteToThem, and others. Its senior developer, Francis Irving, has worked for the charity since 2004 and will be talking about collaborative data projects at news:rewired, along with data expert Tony Hirst, from the Open University.

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Q&A: Jon Jacob, BBC College of Journalism website manager

As previously reported, the BBC College of Journalism – publicly unveiled online this week – is to partner’s news:rewired event on 14 January 2010. Part of the BBC Academy, which also officially launched this week, will open up the BBC’s training materials to the UK, and eventually to a non-UK audience, by subscription. […]

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