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5 things you will learn at Newsrewired

| February 7, 2019 – 12:41 pm | 383 views
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How to reinvent your mobile storytelling
Fifty-six per cent of UK news consumers get their news via smartphone. Although technology has changed the distribution of news dramatically, most stories are still told in the same way as they were 100 years ago. One of our workshops will teach you how to create mobile-friendly stories using creative visual formats, such as AMP stories, timelines, and more.

How to monetise content on smart speakers
Despite the rise in sales of voice-controlled devices, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home, the difficulty of monetising content holds publishers back from innovating on voice platforms. We will explore the benefits of being an early adopter and investing
in audio content.

Where to look for new ways to finance digital journalism
From micropayments and crowdfunding to innovative membership models and crypto-currencies, we will look at successful strategies to finance online journalism.

Why blockchain is increasingly used in publishing
The technology known for generating Bitcoin can also help publishers solve important problems like disinformation, censorship, and lack of trust in the media. Join us to find out how.

Why big publishers need to care about small, local stories
Speakers from BBC, HuffPost UK and Reach will look at local journalism projects they carried out last year and will discuss why listening to regional audiences is vital
for their organisation’s success.

How can the media make the most of voice-controlled devices?

| February 1, 2019 – 1:33 pm | 375 views
Smart speakers panel

Despite the rise in sales of voice-controlled devices, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home, the difficulty of monetising content holds publishers back from innovating on voice platforms.

One of the panels at the Newsrewired conference will explore projects by early adopters and look at the benefits of investing in smart, speaker-friendly content.
“These technologies are still at an early stage. We will increasingly use our voice to control devices and access media because it is quicker and more convenient than touchscreens or remote controls”

Nic Newman, senior research associate
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Other panel topics

Keynote | Future of digital innovation: personalised content, voice, and dynamic paywalls
Local news: breaking out of the London bubble
Financing journalism in the digital age
Blockchain technology has the power to fight censorship – but it could help perpetuate misinformation
Workshop: How to reinvent your mobile storytelling
Who is investing in solutions journalism?
…and more

Demystifying blockchain for journalists

| January 28, 2019 – 1:27 pm | 551 views
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Blockchain is not just about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin; this technology has started to move into all kinds of sectors, from real estate to healthcare – and now journalism.

While the journalism community is slowly starting to take note of blockchain, many still use it as a bit of a buzzword without knowing 100 per cent sure what it actually means.

HuffPost experiments with ‘listening circles’ in Birmingham to go beyond the London bubble

| January 14, 2019 – 12:44 pm | 615 views
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Pictured: Team Photo; Editor in Chief Polly Curtis with Birmingham reporter Amardeep Bassey
Picture by Adam Fradgley / Exposure Photography
Words by: Polly Curtis

One of the reasons why the public increasingly mistrusts the media is that journalists are spending less time outside of their London offices, losing touch with what interests, inspires and bothers people outside the capital.

All you need to know about financing journalism in the digital age, and voice-controlled devices

| January 7, 2019 – 12:26 pm | 556 views
Newsrewired 6 March join us

New year, new exciting speakers.

We are pleased to announce three industry experts will be joining our panels on sustainable ways to finance digital journalism, and producing content for voice-controlled devices:

Jessica Best, operations lead and engagement editor at The Correspondent; Dominic Young, founder, Agate; and Peter Stewart, journalist and author

Four new speakers will be joining us at newsrewired on 6 March 2019

| December 14, 2018 – 3:27 pm | 715 views
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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; Jess Brammar, head of news at HuffPost UK; Matthew Barraclough, head of Local News Partnerships at BBC; and Nic Newman, senior research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Five lessons from the Guardian’s membership strategy, three years on

| November 13, 2018 – 3:59 pm | 423 views
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Three years ago, the Guardian decided to re-evaluate its membership scheme, trialling contributions on its website, and building a team within the newsroom to oversee its growth and evolution.
Since 2016, the Guardian has grown from …

How changing a business model can help future-proof news organisations

| November 8, 2018 – 1:31 pm | 684 views
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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.

Going vertical: How Pink News reimagined its content for a completely difference audience on Snapchat

| November 8, 2018 – 1:07 pm | 776 views
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Ellen Stewart, head of content, PinkNews

“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

| November 8, 2018 – 11:26 am | 614 views

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, …