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[11 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 265 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 | 255 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 | 214 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 | 334 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 | 821 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 | 1,597 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 | 736 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 | 854 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.

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[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 369 views]
As it happened: Emerging technology session

In the final session of the day, a panel of experts demonstrated to the news:rewired conference how newsrooms are harnessing new technology, such as wearables, to tell stories and deliver news, and in the future. This is the archived version of the session live blog

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[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 274 views]
Sifting through documents: What can we learn from the NSA?

Data journalist – and Knight International Journalism Fellow – Friedrich Lindenberg outlines a series of online tools he feels could be used more widely to benefit the work of investigative journalists and news institutions