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[20 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 996 views]
Announcing the next news:rewired digital journalism conference

Journalism.co.uk’s next news:rewired digital journalism conference is set to take place on Thursday 16 July at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London.

The one-day conference will offer delegates a choice of sessions and workshops covering tools, tips and techniques in digital journalism from some of the leading figures in the industry, aiming to give everyone involved some practical knowledge to use in their daily jobs.

Some initial themes and areas we are looking to discuss at the event include:

  • The mobile revolution – what journalists need to know about reporting, producing and distributing their stories with mobile devices
  • Live news – barriers between news events, reporters and the public are receding at pace, so how can journalists inform and engage with their audience in real time?
  • Native storytelling – the number of different platforms and digital networks increases by the month, so what do news organisations need to know to make their stories relevant?

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[16 Mar 2015 | No Comment | 355 views]
Speaker interviews from the February 2015 event

Thanks to all for another hugely successful news:rewired in February. We’re very close to announcing the next one, so in the meantime check out this YouTube playlist with interviews of some of the key speakers from the last event.

Don’t forget to follow @newsrewired for the latest news on the next conference and explore the news:rewired website for more coverage from previous events.


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[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 561 views]
Presentation slides – engaging younger audiences

Didier Hamann, editor-in-chief, Le Soir, shared some of the principles behind the Belgian news outlet’s project #25 at the recent news:rewired conference.

As part of the project, the Belgian news outlet offered a team of journalists aged between 23 and 29 years old free rein to “do almost anything in the newspaper”.

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[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 505 views]
Presentation slides – approaching the elections

In one of the busiest sessions at the recent news:rewired, the BBC’s assistant editor for social news, Mark Frankel, posed a number of questions to the other speakers and the audience.

How will newsrooms manage information from the multitude of new social platforms? What is the best way to connect to those different audiences? And what will you do if in the (increasingly likely) event of a hung parliament?

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[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 449 views]
Presentation slides – measuring success session

Journalists and newsrooms have access to more data than ever about their stories and how, when, why and where they are being read. But which metrics are actually valuable? And by what lens should newsrooms assess their work?

Analytics expert Stijn Debrouwere and City A.M. social and digital media director Martin Ashplant were joined by John LoGioco, executive vice-president at Outbrain, to discuss their views and experiences on the subject at the most recent news:rewired.

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[9 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 595 views]
WhatsApp ‘like a Ferrari you can only drive in a courtyard’

With 700 million users and a year of strong growth in usage from publishers, WhatsApp is a platform that news organisations can’t ignore.

At Italian publisher Gruppo L’Espresso, head of audience engagement and product development Alessio Balbi has found the platform has both a lot of potential and current limitations.

He shared his thoughts in the opening panel at the recent news:rewired conference and we caught up with him for the below video.

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[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,117 views]
Blue sky thinking: using drones for journalism

Drones expert Ben Kreimer explains his use of the technology in one of the closing sessions at news:rewired, today in London

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[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,991 views]
How journalists can understand and maximise Twitter’s potential

The afternoon keynote speech at news:rewired was delivered today by Joanna Geary, head of news partnerships at Twitter UK, and touched upon three key areas: use of data, engagement, and discovery and multimedia.

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[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,038 views]
Three key steps to improve newsroom data insights

Analytics in the newsroom is not about the tools, it’s about your workflow, Stijn Debrouwere, freelance analytics expert and a former Knight-Mozilla fellow, told the news:rewired conference today in London

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[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 1,226 views]
How NPR and the BBC are making online audio more engaging

Representatives from NPR the and BBC shared some of their experiences at the news:rewired conference, in London today, on how best to overcome the problem of audio being difficult to find and share online.