Recruiting mostly from universities is skewing representation in UK newsrooms. What are the alternatives worth exploring and how do we make them a success?
The CIA’s secrets to creative problem solving
Just like journalists, the CIA agents deal with stress, deadlines and tasks, leaving little time for creative thinking. Get inspired by their four techniques that can increase your own solution-generating power
Audio, slides and resources from March’s newsrewired
After hosting the 21st newsrewired event at Reuters in London last week, the Journalism.co.uk team is starting to working on the agenda for the next conference, which will take place in London on 11 July. We will soon be announcing some topics that we plan to discuss on the day – is there anything […]
Slides and audio – The mobile journalist’s toolkit
Can you go live from your smartphone in under 2 minutes? Harriet Hadfield, reporter, Sky News, never dares leave the house without her mobile broadcasting kit. She gave attendees an insight into some of the apps and tools she uses to shoot and stream video from her smartphone. Audio from Hadfield’s ‘Spotlight’ talk is available below, together with […]
Slide and audio – Press play: What works in online video?
Publishers are now competing for attention with services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video – so what are the best news video formats to engage your audience?This ‘in-depth’ session explored production techniques and strategies behind interactive web documentaries, making on-demand video for multiple platforms, and striking the balance between TV and digital. With: Ryan Smith, supervising […]
Slides and audio – Online video at The Economist: How to train the voice of a 173-year-old to speak social
In our fifth and final ‘Spotlight’ talk of the day, Adam Smith, deputy community editor at The Economist, gave attendees an insight into the process of creating social-ready videos that also match the organisation’s legacy. Find Smith’s slides below, with accompanying audio from his talk and find out more in this blog post.
Slides and audio – Livestreaming news: The what, where, when and how of making live work online
Reuters Video News delivers live breaking news, entertainment and sports content to hundreds of broadcasters and online publishers across the world. Three years after Reuters launched the first multiple stream live service for online publishers, Tessa Kaday, who runs the Live Desk, shared some of the lessons they learned while building a product that works for the diverse […]
Slides and audio – How can robot journalists help the media?
The final session at news:rewired looked at automation, giving delegates an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of using algorithms to produce stories in the newsroom, both from an editorial and technological perspective. We heard from: Simon Perry, co-owner and publisher, On The Wight Robert Dale, chief technology officer, Arria Slides and audio from the […]
Slides and audio – New models in local media
In this workshop, our guest speakers discussed the role of local media outlets in the digital landscape and whether they are sustainable. Alon Aviram, co-founder of The Bristol Cable, Greg Hadfield, editorial director of the Brighton and Hove Independent, and Andrea Iannuzzi, editor of AGL Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso, shared their approaches to funding local media […]
Slides and audio – Chat apps in the newsroom: What’s next?
This panel explored the opportunities available for news outlets looking to produce and distribute stories on chat apps, including Snapchat, WhatsApp, Viber and Line, and the role they play in engaging with a broader audience. We heard from: Trushar Barot, mobile editor, BBC World Service Blathnaid Healy, UK editor,Mashable Heather Bowen, head of social media, […]