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Have you heard of the lean canvas? It is a single-page template designed to distil the fundamental goals and objectives of a business, and offer a clear route to achieving them.
It maps out ways to design a product around perceived market and consumer variables — and unlike lengthy business plans, it is supposed to take around 20 minutes to complete.
In about 45 minutes at a workshop at Newsrewired (27 November 2019), journalists learned how to apply this framework to their news organisation’s editorial and business strategy.
Sarah Marshall, head of audience growth at Vogue International led the workshop by providing an adapted model for journalists called ‘audience canvas’. This tool can be used to better understand who your typical target audience is and what types of news content would resonate the most. News organisations can then understand how and when to deliver this to their readers and listeners to secure their long-term loyalty.
Jenni Sargent, managing director at First Draft, on language around false claims, reaching sceptical audiences and collaboration
Jenni Sargent founded First Draft in 2015 and has since been devising initiatives to support organisations that tackle the challenges of trust and truth online.
As a specialist in digital verification, she also pioneered CrossCheck, a global network that connects competing newsrooms around the world to collaboratively investigate and report misinformation.
We caught up with her to talk about the upcoming 2019 UK election, why we should stop saying ‘fake news’ and why it is not enough to watch BBC News at Six.
Q What is CrossCheck and what is it for?
CrossCheck is our flagship initiative and it is something we have been working on since January 2017, where we pioneered the first collaborative project in France. It came immediately after the 2016 election in the US and there was an appetite to identify any confusing or misleading information.
With our conference just around the corner, we put together a short video that rounds up main talking points on the agenda.
Our 25th Newsrewired will, as always, feature a mix of workshops, talks and panel discussions about the latest tools, trends and techniques in digital journalism. Here are five things you will learn.
Robyn Vinter, editor-in-chief at The Overtake on diversity, business growth and investigative journalism for millennials
At Newsrewired this coming November, we will hear from four newsrooms that are hiring diverse talent because there are genuinely good business reasons to do so, like bolstering your reporting and being trusted by the public.
One of those practising this idea is Robyn Vinter, editor-in-chief, The Overtake, an investigative journalism website for millennials and Gen-Zers run by a team of reporters based in Leeds, Yorkshire.
In the first two years of running the publication, Vinter has built a part-time team of nine from scratch and created a platform which aspires to be “the opposite of the straight, white, middle-aged, middle-class mainstream media”.
Vinter spoke to Journalism.co.uk about The Overtake, the advantages of forming a diverse newsroom and what delegates can expect from hearing her speak at Newsrewired.
The next newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 7 November 2018 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.
This will be our 23rd conference and, as usual, we are aiming to provide delegates with practical skills and ideas they can take home and explore in their own organisations.
We are currently working on the programme, and details about sessions and speakers will be announced soon.
A limited number of early-bird tickets are now available.
With two months to go until our next newsrewired digital journalism conference (7 March, London), we are pleased to announce the first round of speakers who will be joining us on the day to discuss the latest trends and techniques in digital journalism.
Speakers from the Financial Times, The Telegraph, BBC, the Credibility Coalition and more will discuss the key skills needed in newsrooms today and the changing shaping the industry today, including mobile journalism, livestreaming, the changing relationship between readers and journalists, and news distribution on voice-controlled devices.
Early-bird tickets to the event are still available until 12 January, so grab yours for just £130+VAT this week.
Two workshops are also available as part of the newsrewired+ training day on 8 March.
From CNBC (US) to La Nación (Argentina), data visualisation is used to explain complex stories by showing the numbers in an intelligible way. At newsrewired, Tableau’s Jade Le Van led a step-by-step workshop helping a group of delegates get started with Tableau Public. The software is free and can be downloaded here.
For those of you who couldn’t make it to the session, Jade shared some resources you can use to learn at home, as well as communities you can turn to for inspiration or support if you get stuck.
If you are new to Tableau Public and want to ramp up quickly, here are three simple steps you can take.
At today’s news:rewired conference, Leila Haddou, data journalist at The Times and Sunday Times, shared her favourite free and open-source tools to help journalists develop better skills for interactive and visual reporting.
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Our next newsrewired digital journalism event will take place on 22-23 November at Reuters HQ in Canary Wharf, London. This will be Journalism.co.uk’s 20th newsrewired conference, featuring a mix of panels, talks and workshops on 22 November, followed by a full day of training for newsrewired+ delegates, who will be able to register to attend one of three full-day, practical training courses.
As usual, newsrewired will look at the latest trends and techniques in digital journalism, in a hands-on, accessible way, highlighting tools, workflows and lessons delegates can then take back to their teams and start applying in their day-to-day work.
Journalism.co.uk has started working on the agenda for the conference on 22 November, as well as the training options for 23 November, and the first speakers will be announced soon. We are now able to reveal some of the topics we plan to include on the agenda, as well as open registration for discounted early-bird tickets.