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To assure the safety of our attendees, speakers and staff, this year the Newsrewired conference will take place online via Zoom. A link to the livestream event will be shared with registered attendees. Online access to all session recordings, including slides, presentations and a summary of key takeaways from the conference, will be available on-demand to registered attendees shortly after the live sessions.


Attendees as of 23 June 2020



Shah Amin, digital communication lead, Newcastle City Council
Amal Almoualed, postgraduate researcher, Bournemouth University
Beth Ashton, head of audience and subscriptions, The Telegraph



Thomas Baekdal, media analyst
John Baron, editor, West Leeds Dispatch
Julia Bicknell, executive editor, World Watch Monitor



Frances Cairncross, economist and author of The Cairncross Review
Cecilia Campbell, chief marketing officer, United Robots
Khalil A. Cassimally, audience project manager, The Conversation
Katie Clark, regional audience and content editor, Newsquest
Len Clark, consultant, du Lac Leadership
Julia Course-Crofts, commercial director, Bedford Independent
Teddy Coward, deputy editor, whynow
John Crowley, editor and media consultant



Sofia Delgado, regional audience and content editor, Newsquest
Angela Dewan, senior digital producer, CNN
Molly Dowrick, trainee reporter, Plymouth Live



Vanessa Edwards, journalist and lecturer, London South Bank University
Tree Elven, founder, Addvertising.org
Schams Elwazer, senior news editor, CNN



Alana Fearon, head of content strategy, Digicel
LJ Filotrani, associated head of division Creative Technologies, London South Bank University
David Floyd, managing director, Social Spider CIC
Leon Fryszer, executive director, Krautreporter
Michelle Fyrne, group editor, SoPublishing Ltd




Kate Gardner, content and production manager, IOP Publishing
Barbara George, multi-media journalist, Local TV Ltd
Julia Gregory, local democracy reporter, Reach Plc
Steven De Grove, digital lead, Mediahuis
John Guinn, journalist and publisher, Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle



James Hatts, editor and publisher, London SE1
Shane Henchin, product manager, Loyal.AI
Iain Hepbrun, senior journalist, BBC Sport Online
Emily Hewett, head of digital audience, Archant
Laura Hill, head of live news, JPI Media
Maximilian Hofmann, head of news, Deutsche Welle
Emily Horner, NCTJ student, Leeds Trinity University



Mandy Jenkins, general manager, The Compass Experiment



Barry Keevins, reporter, Sussex News and Pictures
Robbie Kellman Baxter, strategy consultant and author, Peninsula Strategies
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Michael Kosmides, journalism lecturer, London South Bank University
Lucy Küng, researcher, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism



Steve Ladurantaye, head of news and current affairs, STV
Frederique Lanoix, Local People Project



Andra Maciuca, reporter, Archant
Rebecca Maer, editor, Burgess Hill Bugle
Fredrik Mandal, editor of development, Trønder-Avisa
Paul Marsden, lecturer, Leeds Trinity University
Ben Martin, managing director – digital, Loyal AI
Donald Martin, editor-in-chief, Newsquest Scotland



Yogiraj Navnath Kare, senior sub-editor, Sakal Media Group
Christine Nguku, council member, Media Council of Kenya
Sayed Abdullah Nizami, journalist, BBC
Nicholas Norbrook, managing editor, The Africa Report
Patience Nyange, training and media development manager, Media Council of Kenya


Ciaran O’Neill, managing editor, Derry News
Ichiro Ohira, London bureau chief, TV Asahi Japan
Emma Oliver, senior lecturer in journalism, University of Derby
Churchill Otieno, managing editor – digital, Nation Media Group



Zlata Ponirovskaia, Free Press for Eastern Europe
Chris Porter, commercial director, UC Today



Ewan Quayle, reporter, Lancashire Telegraph



Dan Reeves, managing director – content, Loyal AI
Nicole Regan, head of digital content, Cumberland and Westmorland Herald
William Robins, editor, New Model Adviser
Dickon Ross, editor in chief, IET



Heino Schaght, innovation manager, Mediahuis
Caroline Scot, mobile journalist
Rob Scott, publisher, UC Today
Phyllis Stephen, editor, The Edinburgh Reporter



Maria Toghina, journalist, Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation



Gerônimo Vicente, editor, Cooperativa dos Jornalistas e Gráficos de Alagoas



Jerome Whittingham, editor, Hull is This



Here is what happens during non-pandemic times: twice a year, around 200 delegates gather at Newsrewired to join the conversation about the latest trends in digital publishing. They are editors, directors of media companies, journalists, communication professionals, marketing and technology providers, and academics. Previous attendees included:


What past delegates said:

Consistently one of the best journalism conferences in Europe.

Corinne Podger, digital media consultant

An inspiring day – I left brimming with ideas. The future of digital journalism is bright!

– Emma Mason, digital editor, BBC History Magazine

Very unusual! I took something with me from every session. Brilliant!

– Johan Linden, project manager future of news, Swedish Television

The Newsrewired conference has helped me look at new ideas outside my newsroom to help improve my work inside the newsroom.

– Sian Elvin, social media editor, My London Online

Fun, forward-facing look at modern media.

– Gareth Evans, online editor, Bauer Media

Learnt a great deal more about the industry by attending this event.

– Adam Stephens, freelance journalist

Great value, very topical and well attended.

– Ali Al-Assam, senior vice-president MENA BD, PPI Media

Newsrewired encourages outside-the-box thinking through insights and discussion with some of the industry’s most creative thinkers.

– Yusof Abdul-Rahman, global video news editor, The Associated Press

Putting together big brains and key innovators in one room. Unmissable for networking, too.

– Gavin Allen, digital journalism lecturer, Cardiff University Journalism School

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If you would like to suggest a session or a talk or sponsor the event, please get in touch by emailing marcela @ journalism.co.uk.