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Catch all the coverage from news:rewired – the nouveau niche

| June 28, 2010 – 4:36 pm | 3,213 views

Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired – the nouveau niche event took take place on 25 June 2010 at Microsoft UK’s London office.

The aim was a one-day event for journalists and communications professionals with a specialist subject or beat, offering new, practical ideas for online publishing. It was a follow up to our first conference in January with more of a niche focus this time around.

We’re busy collecting all the blog posts, tweets, videos and more from the day at this link. You’ll also be able to see presentations from our speakers on the website soon. If you came and want to catch up, or couldn’t make it, it’s worth checking out coverage of the day from our reporters Rachel McAthy and Patrick Smith and the liveblog of tweets from the day.

You can also see who’s been tweeting about the event under the hashtag #newsrw on our tweetwall.

More information on the speakers and the day’s agenda is available here.

If you’re interested in hearing about future events from Journalism.co.uk, drop us an email.

#newsrw: Online conversation and the value of comments

| June 25, 2010 – 6:30 pm | 4,249 views
Matt Eltringham

For many sites, a lot of commenters is a benchmark of online publishing success. But why do publishers encourage comments and what value can they get from it? An afternoon breakout session at news:rewired sought to find out…

#newsrw: The future’s bright, the future’s niche

| June 25, 2010 – 6:09 pm | 8,182 views

We round up some of the most innovative contributions to news:rewired, from the permanently out-of-office approach, to video game storytelling, to the location-based social media explosion

#newsrw: Interactive storytelling and visualisation: a culture shift to more compelling content

| June 25, 2010 – 5:58 pm | 6,402 views

Interactives experts explain how a new way of storytelling is making data newsworthy, content compelling, and journalism an easier sell

#newsrw: Marc Reeves keynote: journalists need to learn to help sell niche, targeted content

| June 25, 2010 – 3:14 pm | 6,261 views
Marc Reeves speaking at news@rewired. Picture by John Thompson

Readers have always thought of themselves in niches, claims Reeves, who calls the regional press foolish for thinking of a community of 100,000 as a single group

#newsrw: Users are an essential source of information, agree UGC panellists

| June 25, 2010 – 2:46 pm | 4,482 views
news rewired panel

Journalists need to lead by example in terms of sharing, and cultivate close-knit communities around content, according Paul Bradshaw, founder of crowdsourced investigative site Help Me Investigate

#newsrw: the Times, RBI confident of a paid-for news future

| June 25, 2010 – 2:02 pm | 7,240 views
Tom Whitwell

Times assistant editor said paywall alternatives meant “enormously intrusive advertising”, and claims that at a lot of sites “the barrier between journalism and commercial was getting very thin”

#newsrw: Need some online buzz? Create your own personalised network with social media

| June 25, 2010 – 12:20 pm | 3,678 views

Speakers from Open Democracy, Reputation Online and the Libel Reform Campaign discuss building networks and communities around content and making content ‘discoverable, shareable and allowing readers to interact with it in a live setting’

#newsrw: Mobile devices ideal for low-cost, high-volume content, says mobile panel

| June 25, 2010 – 12:10 pm | 4,807 views

Mobile devices are not a replacement for professional equipment but can provide low-cost supplementary footage, agree news:rewired speakers in the mobile journalism session

#newsrw: Couldn’t make it? Follow the news:rewired livestream here

| June 25, 2010 – 10:33 am | 2,884 views

The BBC College of Journalism will livestreaming parts of the day here on the news:rewired website