Freelance writer and new media blogger Robin Brown has come up with a great round-up of tools available online – and perhaps more importantly for free – that could be of use to online journalists.
Freelance journalist Adam Westbrook, who is speaking at news:rewired, has set-up a new meeting group (online and offline) for UK-based journalists interested in where their industry is headed.
Last week Journalism.co.uk attended Reuters and Amplified’s #1pound40 conference. More details on the event at this link – but essentially a series of discussion on the impact and potential for social media in journalism and politics.
@documentally aka Christian Payne was hopping from table to table capturing audio of the discussion which he kindly shared using Audioboo.
The first news:rewired event took place on 14 January 2010 at City University London.
news:rewired was a one-day event for working journalists, trainees, journalism students and academics to learn new multimedia, social media and online skills from those with first-hand experience. It provided first-hand advice on using new technologies, tools and skills for online journalism and practical case studies from those who are pioneering new techniques in journalism.
news:rewired was brought to you by Journalism.co.uk, the UK’s essential site for journalists. It was supported by the BBC College of Journalism, the Press Association, Cision, AudioBoo and Blinked.TV.
Three breakout sessions in the morning at news:rewired will address the practicalities of multimedia news:
How to do it
What to do when it goes wrong
How to manage your online news communities.
In breakout sessions during the afternoon we’ll be looking at various news collaborations, exploring the benefits and problems of citizen media, crowdsourcing, and commercial and new non-profit partnerships.
In our final session of the day we’ll be looking at how to make money online: from those that have. From copyright to entrepreneurship, speakers will debate the realistic financing of digital news and publishing.
Watch this space for guest posts from our experienced speakers who work in all aspects of online media: mobile, audio, video, photography, social media and data-mashing.
“There has never been a more exciting time to be a journalist,” said Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow earlier this year.
It’s fair to say there’s never been a more challenging time either, as economic, social and technological developments irreversibly change the shape of the newsroom and the face of the media landscape.
To help the industry navigate its way through this new terrain, Journalism.co.uk is pleased to introduce news:rewired, a brand new one-day journalism event for 2010 at City University. We’re gathering together some of the best people on the UK digital news scene to present what they do and how they do it. Everyone is welcome, whether from one-person media enterprises to large news organisations.