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| September 14, 2018 – 5:30 pm | 139 views

More people are paying for Guardian journalism than ever before.

The Guardian has grown from 15,000 members in January 2016 to over 570,000 regular paying supporters, members and subscribers in June 2018. It also received an additional 375,000 one-off contributions globally in the past 12 months.

We are pleased to announce that Amanda Michel, the Guardian’s global contributions director and project manager, will be joining us as a speaker at the next newsrewired conference on 7 November 2018.

Amanda Michel has played a key role in developing the organisation’s supporter and one-off contributions strategy.

She will talk about the Guardian’s successful membership programme and share her best tips on attracting paying supporters.

The event will kick off with a keynote speech from Sarah Marshall, head of audience growth at Vogue International, who will share her best tips on growing your audience and spotting new trends in content sharing.

The keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussing what Generation Z (13-24), who never knew life without smartphones, wants from news organisations.

Other sessions will look at the latest trends in use of artificial intelligence in newsrooms, what are the new strategies for content sharing, as well as workshops on social media storytelling and building successful online communities.

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Hackastory’s Albertine Piels on why ‘digital-first is outdated’

| July 11, 2018 – 4:38 pm | 583 views
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Forget digital-first; build an audience-first strategy instead – this was the message from Albertine Piels, director of journalism innovation agency Hackastory at July’s newsrewired conference.
“If we want to make an impact, we shouldn’t talk about print versus …

Beyond the news cycle: the benefits of slow journalism

| July 11, 2018 – 4:14 pm | 656 views
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Audiences are used to rolling news channels and an abundance of fresh stories from their preferred outlets every day. But what about stories and news organisations that go beyond the 24-hour cycle and commit to …

How to create a successful podcast in five steps

| July 11, 2018 – 3:27 pm | 876 views
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A good podcast combines engaging stories with an audience-pleasing format that allows you to download and listen wherever and whenever. But if you’re starting a podcast, what steps should you take to establish and increase …

Reuters: Publicly correcting mistakes is crucial to fight fake news

| July 11, 2018 – 1:49 pm | 923 views
Newsrewired-July18-Simon Robinson, Reuters EMEA chief,will explain how the world’s largest international multimedia news provider is addressing these issues by focusing on robust reporting

Social media may perpetuate fake news but it can also be used to keep news organisations truthful, says Simon Robinson, Reuters EMEA chief.
“Some of the same forces that have given rise to fake news and …

Agenda updates: audience-first storytelling and newsletters

| July 3, 2018 – 12:16 pm | 534 views
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At Journalism.co.uk, we are making the final preparations for our next newsrewired digital journalism event, taking place on 10-11 July in London.

Our training day on 10 July will give delegates the change to perfect one of two skills: 360-degree video, or Instagram storytelling.

The conference on 11 July will bring together speakers and delegates from organisations leading in the media ecosystem to discuss the latest trends and techniques in digital journalism.

We are pleased to announce two new additions to the programme.

Kate Day, editor, UK, Politico, will be joining the panel on editorial newsletters strategy, discussing what underpins a strategy, how to measure success, and how the approach to newsletters links to the organisation’s editorial or commercial priorities.

Journalists and media companies today are faced with a massive change: focus on your audience first to build a sustainable media organisation and thrive in this digital era. In a workshop with Albertine Piels, director of Hackastory, you will explore a day in the life of your audience and build a user journey, and you’ll learn how to apply that knowledge to your story.

Two new speakers join us at newsrewired on 11 July

| June 29, 2018 – 4:28 pm | 309 views

With only 12 days to go until our next newsrewired digital journalism conference taking place at Reuters in London on 11 July, the team is pleased to announce two more speakers joining our sessions on the day.

Karyn Fleeting is the head of audience engagement for the Reach plc (formerly known as Trinity Mirror) regional titles, with a brief covering several hundred social accounts, pages and profiles.

At newsrewired, Karyn will be sharing some insights into her strategy for running Facebook groups, from engagement tactics to accelerating growth and taking lessons from the groups to the title’s publishing strategies.

Andrew Green is the managing editor of Malnutrition Deeply, a single-topic news site that is part of the larger News Deeply community.

Green will be joining the newsrewired opening panel in the place of Megan Clement, managing editor, Women’s Advancement Deeply, who can no longer join us on the day. 

Before his role at Malnutrition Deeply, Green worked as a freelance print and radio journalist from sub-Saharan Africa for more than six years, including a stint as Voice of America’s South Sudan bureau chief.

What to look forward to at newsrewired

| June 28, 2018 – 12:40 pm | 294 views
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The countdown has begun for our 22nd digital journalism conference newsrewired, which takes place in London on Wednesday 11 July.

A handful of tickets are still available. Buy yours for just £180 +VAT.

We have a great line-up of speakers from news outlets including Reuters, BuzzFeed News, The Guardian, The BBC, The Economist, The Telegraph, Financial Times and many more.

The day will kick off with a keynote speech on maintaining credibility and trust in an age of ‘fake news’, looking at how Reuters is addressing these issues by focusing on robust reporting, maintaining independence, increasing transparency and, when they occur, correcting mistakes quickly.

Following the keynote, a panel on “slow journalism” will look at the power of stories that are not tied to the daily news cycle, and two successive talks will shed the light on why an audience-first mindset is key, and the latest findings of Reuters Institute on podcast usage in 22 countries.

After the coffee break, we will hear an expert advice on how to make podcast a success, and new ways media organisations can finance innovation.

Following the networking lunch, the conference will split into two streams until later in the day. The panel sessions will look at constructive journalism that helps counter anxiety resulting from daily negative news stories, and building successful social media communities.

The workshop will help you navigate the world of free and paid-for apps for mobile journalism and make the best use of your smartphone for reporting.

Mun-Keat Looi, Mosaic commissioning editor, joins opening panel on journalism beyond the news cycle

| June 20, 2018 – 11:54 am | 364 views
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The opening panel at the next newsrewired event will explore journalism beyond the 24-hour news cycle.

How do you tell stories once most of the cameras have gone? How do you keep audiences engaged?

And how can you keep track of the impact of your newsgathering and storytelling?

Today, the Journalism.co.uk team is happy to announce, Mun-Keat Looi, science writer and commissioning editor for longform science magazine Mosaic, will be joining the discussion, alongside Megan Clement, managing editor, Women’s Advancement Deeply; Emily Dugan, senior reporter, BuzzFeed News; and Paul Rowland, editor, WalesOnline, and editor-in-chief, Media Wales.

New on the agenda on 11 July: How news organisations can finance innovation

| June 19, 2018 – 3:17 pm | 424 views
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With less than a month to go until the next newsrewired digital journalism conference, taking place on 11 July at Reuters in Canary Wharf, Journalism.co.uk is pleased to welcome back CosaVostra as an event partner.

Louis Dumoulin, head of UK office at CosaVostra, will share his experience with applications for Google’s Digital News Initiative fund (DNI), as well as his team’s expertise of crowdfunding campaigns for news organisations, and the EU Media programme.

He will be joined on a panel by Journalism.co.uk senior reporter Marcela Kunova and two other speakers who have raised external funds to power innovation inside their media organisations.

Daniel Daum will give some practical notes from his DNI experience as the managing director of Prisma, which got funding for a project in the fourth round of the DNI, as well as highlight several innovation policies within news media, from hackathons to “green house” models at organisations such as Grüner Jahr and Prisma.

Matthieu Beauval, deputy director, head of innovation at Radio France Digital, will also share some takeaways from his DNI experience as well as his knowledge of innovation within a big public institution.

Breaking bias and bursting filter bubbles: Meet the app bringing credibility to your newsfeed

| June 18, 2018 – 3:27 pm | 432 views
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Explore the app that combines artificial intelligence with human insight to vet the credibility of your newsfeed, in a lunchtime session at newsrewired on 11 July.

Logically uses its signature knowledge graph to identify misinformation in its various forms, relying on natural language processing and machine learning.

Whether you’re faced with factual inaccuracies, misleading content, or plain fabrication, Logically’s algorithms have been trained – and train themselves – to recognise the signs.

It then takes this information and puts it into context, making sure that you get a more balanced representation of what’s really going on.

Think what you’ve read is too politically partisan? Logically presents you with the other side of the spectrum. Want a snappy sum-up of the issue, or prefer a deep-dive? Logically can source both.

Find out more from Clara-Læïla Laudette, editor, Logically, and Felicity Handley, editor and research associate, Logically, at newsrewired next month!