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[14 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 882 views]
First speakers announced for news:rewired ‘in focus’ event on newsgathering and verification

Social media and mobile devices have irrevocably changed the news landscape, and now members of the public are often at the scene of a news event before a reporter even hears of the story.

Pictures and video posted to social media by eyewitness might be the first sign, but how can journalists and newsrooms reach these sources quickly, reliably and ethically?

The first ‘news:rewired in focus‘ event will take a detailed look at these questions surrounding social media newsgathering and verification, scheduled for Wednesday 21 October at Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

Tickets are now available, with the first 50 available at a discounted rate of just £60 +VAT until Friday 28 August, after which prices will rise to £80 +VAT.

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[23 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 492 views]
Video, slides and audio from the recent news:rewired conference

The recent news:rewired digital journalism conference saw speakers gather from around the world to discuss the latest trends, tools and tips in digital journalism.

If you missed out on the day – or just want a recap – you can find all the publicly available information here, as well as information about upcoming news:rewired events.

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[23 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 422 views]
Slides and audio – Video on the move

As audiences spend more and more time on their mobile devices compared to desktop, this session looked at the types of video and production style which work best on the medium.

Moderated by Goldsmiths Digital Journalism Lab’s Miranda MacLachlan, the session featured presentations from Hanna Kouri, channel director at Finland’s ISTV, and Isaac Showman, managing director at Reuters TV.

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[23 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 533 views]
Slides and audio – Social Storytelling

The growing power of social networks has led to some news organisations skipping their website entirely and going straight to social. This panel at the recent news:rewired aimed to look at variations on this strategy and discuss their pros, cons and pitfalls.

Check out the slides and audio recordings from Malachy Browne, managing editor at reported.ly, and Ramaa Sharma, head of social media at BBC World Service, followed by audio of the full session including Mashable’s global head of news, Louise Roug, moderator Holly Brockwell, editor in chief of Gadgette, and the full panel Q&A.

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 421 views]
Slides and audio – What newsrooms need to know about smartwatches

In this session, we looked at the dos and don’ts of news alerts on smartwatches.

We heard from Tom Quast and Nils Kaehler, co-founders, Creative Vikings, who also offered delegates a glimpse into the future of wearables.

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 607 views]
Slides and audio – Building engaged communities

This panel offered an in-depth look at how media outlets keep their audience engaged with stories, and how readers’ comments can play a positive role.

We heard from: Alison Gow, digital innovation editor, Trinity Mirror Regionals; Ashley Muddiman, research associate, Engaging News Project; and Laura Oliver, social and communities editor, UK, the Guardian.

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 371 views]
WATCH: Virtual reality should be approached with ‘cautious enthusiasm’

Edward Miller, entrepreneur and head of visuals at Immersiv.ly, was on the panel discussing virtual reality in news at last week’s events.

In the video below, he explains why news organisations should be cautious when approaching virtual reality, why it might work better for ‘slow’ rather than breaking news and how it differs from 360-degree videos.

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 399 views]
WATCH: How news organisations should approach eyewitness media

Claire Wardle is co-founder of the Eyewitness Media Hub and research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

In this video, she outlines why thinking of eyewitness footage as a type of media produced by a person that has actually been in a traumatic situation, rather than user generated content, influences the way in which journalists approach their sources.

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 402 views]
WATCH: Two key themes in news consumption

Isaac Showman, managing editor of Reuters TV, spoke on the panel about video on the move last week, alongside Hanna Kouri, ISTV’s channel director.

In the video below, Showman outlines two of the main ways in which people find and consume news, both developing predominantly on mobile devices: social media and video.

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[22 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 397 views]
WATCH: Sourcing and verifying stories on social media

Jochen Spangenberg is innovation manager on the Reveal Project, an initiative co-founded by the European Commission, which aims to develop tools and services that aid news organisations in verifying social media content.

In this video, he talks about the balance journalists should find between using both social media and traditional mediums to source and verify their stories, as well as the common challenges they face.