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We are pleased to announce more confirmed speakers ahead of our newsrewired conference on 6 March 2019 at Reuters, London, UK.
Rouven Leuener, group head of digital product at Neue Zürcher Zeitung, will deliver a keynote speech ‘Future of digital innovation: personalised content, voice, and dynamic paywalls.’
Jess Brammar, head of news at HuffPost UK and Matthew Barraclough, head of Local News Partnerships at BBC, will be joining the panel on ‘Local news: Breaking out of the London bubble.’
Finally, Nic Newman, senior research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, will be talking about how we can monetise content on smart speakers.
Other sessions and workshops we are planning:
Financing journalism in the digital age: micropayment, cryptocurrencies,
crowdfunding and memberships
What blockchain is and how it can benefit digital publishers
Who is investing in solutions journalism
The decline in advertising revenue was one of the major factors leading to the closure of many local newsrooms. Although the media industry is yet to find a sustainable model for financing local journalism in the digital age, a number of new initiatives suggest that adopting a new business model can help solve some of the challenges.
Speaking at newsrewired on 7 November, panellists discussed how they are experimenting with different business models, testing out memberships, audience engagement strategies and community building projects.
1. Membership and cooperative model
Since being rolled out three years ago, the Guardian’s membership scheme has become one of the most oft-cited models amongst major publishers in the UK and internationally. As newsrooms debate whether they need to follow suit, if the Guardian’s lessons in memberships are anything to go by, it can certainly help to get loyal readers to reach into their pockets and back their journalistic cause.
However, new media startups have shown creativity in this field too and are starting to rethink how to implement a membership business model. Look at how Swiss media start-up Republik is turning paying members into shareholders and has collected 7.7 million CHF (£5.8 million) from mostly memberships in a recent crowdfunding campaign.
Going vertical: How Pink News reimagined its content for a completely difference audience on Snapchat
“When I joined Pink News as head of content in January this year, it was the best and worst time to be in digital journalism”, Ellen Stewart said at newsrewired yesterday (7 November).
Indeed, Facebook’s announcement …
“You need to super-serve the underserved” – Engaging Generation Z with niche content at the ShoutOut Network
Back in 2014, Efe Jerome, the founder of the ShoutOut Network hoped to create a safe space for young people from under-represented backgrounds to tell their own stories. After sharing the vision with Imriel Morgan, …
Press Association’s news service RADAR has written 50,000 individual local news stories in three months with AI technology
The Press Association’s latest news service RADAR — ‘reporters and data and robots’ — uses those three ingredients to write local news stories at a frequency and precision impossible otherwise.
Launched in December 2017 with Urbs …
Struggling to find the right picture for your piece on deadline? Getty Images have introduced new artificial intelligence technology to save you from trawling through image sites.
Speaking at newsrewired (7 November) Benjamin Beaven, business development …
Reuters is driving its journalism with human judgement and machine capability, using AI tools News Tracer and Linx Insight, explained Reg Chua, executive editor, Reuters at newsrewired today (7 November).
The ‘cybernetic newsroom’, as he described …
Top stories straight to your phone’s homepage: How one local news organisation reaches audiences through WhatsApp broadcasts
While Facebook may be depriorisiting news on the News Feed, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is a ‘back to basics’ alternative for news organisations, says Natalie Fahy, digital editor, Nottinghamshire Live speaking at newsrewired (7 November).
Fahy said Nottinghamshire …
The digitally-savvy Generation Z, made up of 13-24 year olds, have never known life without smartphones.
Snapping, swiping, liking and sharing is second nature to them, meaning news organisations must digitally adapt if they are to …
BBC World Service is aiming to give 11-16 year olds across Africa a chance to tell their own stories and find out more about the world’s issues.
The television programme What’s New?, which is part of …