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New speaker joins panel on diversity in the newsroom

| June 4, 2019 – 11:44 am | 316 views
Copy of Memberships in news organisations – lessons from the Guardian

We are pleased to announce that a new speaker will be joining Marverine Cole on the panel that will be discussing the best practices to build a diversified and sustainable newsroom.

Robyn Vinter grew up in Leeds and graduated top of her class at Leeds Beckett University almost a decade ago. She is, in her words, “one of those elusive working-class journalists” and does everything she can to support those who come from less well-represented backgrounds.

Robyn launched The Overtake, an investigative news website for millennials based in Leeds, in October 2017. In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Georgina Henry Award at the Press Awards and this year was nominated for the Paul Foot Award for her investigation into racist London nightclubs.

Before The Overtake, she wrote for publications including the i paper, The Guardian, BuzzFeed and the New Statesman.

New speaker announcement: Marverine Cole joins panel on diversity in the newsroom

| May 16, 2019 – 12:14 pm | 652 views
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One of the key sessions of the upcoming Newsrewired conference will be a discussion around diversity in the newsroom.

We will look at why news organisations are increasingly looking to hire from underserved communities not only as a PR exercise or because it is the right thing to do, but because it is essential to regain audiences’ trust.

We are pleased to announce that Marverine Cole, journalist, broadcaster and academic at Birmingham City University, will be joining the panel.

Marverine Cole has worked for many of Britain’s most watched and listened to broadcasters, including Sky News, ITV Central and BBC Midlands Today.

As a member of Black Journalists’ Collective UK, a network of 100+ freelance, contract & staff BAME journalists working in UK newsrooms, she took part in an initiative that urged editors across Britain to commit to improving representation in newsrooms by supporting their diversity manifesto.

How can diversity help news organisations regain audiences’ trust?

| May 1, 2019 – 1:17 pm | 599 views
Sweet Tooth Blog

Our team at Journalism.co.uk has spent the last few months talking to industry leaders about the challenges they face.

What we have found is that the lack of diversity in the newsroom is one of the most pressing problems for the top players, as well as the B2B publications and local papers.

Newsrewired November 2019: early agenda announced

| April 26, 2019 – 11:19 am | 641 views
Newsrewired early bird offer

The next Newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 27 November 2019 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

One of the key sessions of the day will be a discussion around diversity in the newsroom.

Save £50 with our early-bird offer

| April 1, 2019 – 4:01 pm | 829 views
EARLY-BIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE

The next Newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 27 November 2019 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, LondonThis will be our 25th conference and, as usual, our sessions will give practical tips and advice on tools and strategies that delegates can try in their own newsrooms.

Newsrewired March 2019: seven main takeaways

| March 20, 2019 – 3:14 pm | 1,004 views
7 Newsrewired takeaways

The Newsrewired conference, which took place on 6 March 2019 at Reuters in London, showcased once again the most interesting projects and latest trends in digital journalism.

If you weren’t there, or if you simply want to remind yourself of the topics of the day, check out this editorial selection of the best conference coverage articles.

The double-edged sword of blockchain

| March 6, 2019 – 6:26 pm | 1,424 views
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Many journalists and publishers are struggling to get to grips with blockchain.

To explain it in simple terms, blockchain is a growing list of records  – called blocks – which are encrypted and linked. Each block also contains a timestamp and other information about the origin of data. By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data it contains, which may come in handy when we need to protect news content from tampering or even censorship.

Publishers are experimenting with smart speakers, addressing concerns around monetisation and discoverability

| March 6, 2019 – 5:59 pm | 1,176 views
Smart Speakers panel

Difficulty to monetise, discover content and issues around privacy are some of the reasons why publishers are reluctant to start producing content for voice-controlled devices, despite their potential to be a new revenue and content stream. At Newsrewired (6 March), a panel of experts discussed how they are tackling these concerns.

BBC Local News Partnerships: collaborating with regional titles strengthens both local and national news agenda

| March 6, 2019 – 2:46 pm | 834 views
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by Hannah Wilson

Journalism and life very much happens outside of the capital. That was the message from Matthew Barraclough, head of BBC Local News Partnerships (LNP), speaking at newsrewired (6 March 2019).
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How NZZ increased its conversion rate up to five times with dynamic ‘paygates’

| March 6, 2019 – 12:56 pm | 1,068 views
Rouven Leuener

Rouven Leuener is group head of digital product at Neue Zürcher Zeitung, one of the oldest German-language newspapers in Switzerland. He took the lead on digital innovation five years ago and shared his experience of experimenting with dynamic ‘paygates.’