With just over five weeks to go until the next news:rewired digital journalism conference, we’re delighted to announce the agenda for the day – featuring speakers from The Washington Post, the Guardian, BuzzFeed, Vice News, The Times and Sunday Times, and more.
Edward Miller, entrepreneur and head of visuals at Immersiv.ly, was on the panel discussing virtual reality in news at last week’s events.
In the video below, he explains why news organisations should be cautious when approaching virtual reality, why it might work better for ‘slow’ rather than breaking news and how it differs from 360-degree videos.
Claire Wardle is co-founder of the Eyewitness Media Hub and research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
In this video, she outlines why thinking of eyewitness footage as a type of media produced by a person that has actually been in a traumatic situation, rather than user generated content, influences the way in which journalists approach their sources.
Isaac Showman, managing editor of Reuters TV, spoke on the panel about video on the move last week, alongside Hanna Kouri, ISTV’s channel director.
In the video below, Showman outlines two of the main ways in which people find and consume news, both developing predominantly on mobile devices: social media and video.
Jochen Spangenberg is innovation manager on the Reveal Project, an initiative co-founded by the European Commission, which aims to develop tools and services that aid news organisations in verifying social media content.
In this video, he talks about the balance journalists should find between using both social media and traditional mediums to source and verify their stories, as well as the common challenges they face.
Ashley Muddiman, research associate on the Engaging News Project, spoke on the panel about building engaged communities at last week’s event.
In this video, she shares some of its findings and tips, such as when should journalists engage with their readers in the comments and how changing the language of these sections can help maintain a civilised conversation.
Ahead of news:rewired next week, here are some links to relevant reading for session 2A. The session will look at the ways journalists can take advantage of free online tools to break out of relying on the standard article format for news and features, and when and for what stories different tools are appropriate.
When should you curate other people’s content? When should you liveblog? When should you create a audio slideshow, visualisation, or video package?
We spoke to three of our speakers to give you a better idea of some of the issues that will be covered on the day.
Greg Hadfield, director of strategic projects, Cogapp, discusses his work on “open-data cities” and the benefits of open data to journalists, developers, and others; Robin Hamman, director of digital, Edelman, talks about innovation in social media strategy and where media organisations should start; and Matt Wells, blogs editor, the Guardian, explains why journalists should be making the most of social media platforms for news sourcing and verification
Courtesy of the BBC College of Journalism, we’ve got video footage from all of our sessions at news:rewired – beyond the story, 16 December 2010. We’ll be grouping the video clips by session – you can view all footage by looking at the video category on this site.