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8 tips for sourcing eyewitness media from social networks

| July 21, 2016 – 2:54 pm | 219 views
eyewitness ii

Being an eyewitness to a news event and posting photos and information from the scene on social media can place you at the receiving end of thousands of requests from the media.
But the closing panel …

How editorial analytics can be used effectively in the newsroom

| July 20, 2016 – 5:10 pm | 805 views
editorial analytics live

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 …

Why The Times is betting on an editions-based digital strategy

| July 20, 2016 – 4:53 pm | 273 views
Pat Long ii

Pat Long, head of news development at The Times and Sunday Times, today outlined the new approach his newspapers were taking to online news by following a digital editions strategy.
Rather than holding onto a traditional approach …

As it happened: working ethically with eyewitness media on social networks

| July 20, 2016 – 4:48 pm | 204 views
eyewitness social media

As more organisations source – and rely on – eyewitnesses from social networks in breaking news situations, the pressure to be the first to publish a photo or video can result in journalists bombarding people …

Five trends worth watching in mobile-first news

| July 20, 2016 – 4:24 pm | 2,067 views
Nic newman

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism recently released three reports on trends in news consumption, and research associate Nic Newman says the principal takeaway is that journalism is “a much more complicated world” than it used …

As it happened: how to make Facebook Live work for you

| July 20, 2016 – 4:13 pm | 336 views

In this practical workshop, Karla Geci, from Facebook’s strategic partnerships division, shared key insights and advice about how journalists can use Facebook Live to produce engaging livestreams and reach a wider audience.

Insider tips for higher quality data journalism

| July 20, 2016 – 3:20 pm | 243 views
Helena Bengtsson

Data journalism has been a media buzzword for a while. Despite the fact, a lot of tasks are computerised, it remains a difficult discipline for reporters to master.
At the news:rewired conference, today in London, Helena Bengtsson, …

As it happened: covering the refugee crisis in the age of social media rumours and viral stories

| July 20, 2016 – 3:10 pm | 139 views
Rossalyn Warren live

To cover the complex issue of the refugee crisis, newsrooms need a mixture of on the ground reporting and creative approaches on social media.
In this session of the news:rewired conference, BuzzFeed reporter Rossalyn Warren explained …

Five top tips for a successful, monetised, investigative podcast

| July 20, 2016 – 2:56 pm | 178 views
Maeve McClenaghan (right)

The success of Serial – and the mobile-friendly nature of podcasts – has put the medium back on the map for many media organisations. During a session at the news:rewired conference, today in London, freelance investigative journalist Maeve …

As it happened: how to use metrics in the newsroom efficiently

| July 20, 2016 – 2:04 pm | 162 views
editorial analytics live

Analytics can give journalists instant feedback on their work – but what are the numbers really telling you about your larger editorial strategy, and how can newsrooms use metrics beyond determining whether a story has …