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| December 14, 2017 – 3:32 pm | 190 views

Newsrewired has always been focused on practical learning and knowledge-sharing. Our next conference takes place on 7 March at Reuters in Canary Wharf, and as usual, we are following that with a full day of training. On 8 March at our training venue at The Bridge (near London Bridge), newsrewired+ delegates can choose to attend one of two full day workshops to further develop practical digital journalism skills.

A newsrewired+ ticket gives you access to both the conference on 7 March and one of the workshops on 8 March. Training options will be announced shortly, and you can now register for a discounted early-bird ticket to attend the two days of the event.

Early-bird newsrewired+ tickets are currently available for £323+VAT until 12 January, after which they will cost £368+VAT. They represent a 10 per cent discount compared to booking tickets for both days separately

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The importance of tone and personality in mobile storytelling

| November 22, 2017 – 12:51 pm | 726 views
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We read more articles on our phones than on desktop, so are media organisations doing enough to engage their readers on-the-go?
Buzzfeed and Quartz have created their own unique voices on mobile apps to gain as …

As it happened: From devices to communities – Connected news

| November 22, 2017 – 12:03 pm | 337 views
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Could we make local news more relevant by using beacon technology to send silent alerts to people’s phones as they walk around town, without having an app involved? And could connected devices rebuild the link …

How WikiTribune is aiming to combat trust issues in journalism

| November 22, 2017 – 11:42 am | 575 views
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WikiTribune is the latest weapon in the fight against fake news, with the news organisation striving to earn readers’ trust with evidence-based journalism.
Professional journalists work alongside citizen journalists, with stories initially checked by the site’s …

As it happened: At our fingertips – Storytelling for mobile

| November 22, 2017 – 10:01 am | 335 views
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From video to longform, text-based articles, how can media organisations tell stories better suited to a mobile audience? And how do smartphone users’ behaviours shape how they interact with media brands? This panel will discuss …

As it happened: Keynote – Reconstructing journalism, Wiki style

| November 22, 2017 – 9:17 am | 248 views
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WikiTribune is the evidence-based news initiative from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, where journalism is reimagined with community members and journalists on equal footing.
Peter Bale, launch editor at WikiTribune, has been tasked with creating a journalistic …

Learn how to work with data in this Tableau workshop at November’s newsrewired

| November 14, 2017 – 4:23 pm | 311 views

Would you like to learn how to connect to your data, create different types of charts, and combine them to create an interactive visualisation without any coding involved? Learn how to get started with Tableau Public in an afternoon workshop at newsrewired on 22 November. Spaces for the workshop, led by Jade Le Van, are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis – delegates should have Tableau Public installed on their laptops – it is free and can be downloaded here.

Jade works on the Tableau Public team. She helps journalists, bloggers and academics visualise their data to tell insightful stories. Her skills range from finding and cleaning data to effective data storytelling. She regularly writes and hosts webinars on these topics, and will also explain, in a short talk at newsrewired, how media organisations around the world successfully use Tableau Public in their investigative pieces.

Lunchtime workshop, 22 Nov: Digital storytelling with Google News Lab

| November 14, 2017 – 3:08 pm | 272 views

With just a week to go until our next newsrewired digital journalism conference, we are pleased to announce that Google News Lab will be hosting a lunchtime workshop on digital storytelling from 1:20pm on the day.

This session will equip you with practical research tips, case studies and examples from across Europe. From a breaking news situation to a feature length article – learn how Google Maps and Earth Pro images can complement social media posts or add a visual element to your articles. Together with Matt Cooke, you’ll dive in to storytelling with Maps, find examples with StreetView and discover tools that can help bring your stories to life.

Learn more about Google Surveys for newsrooms at newsrewired next week

| November 13, 2017 – 5:27 pm | 339 views

The Google Surveys platform allows for smarter, faster market research for today’s always on society. It is used by journalists and market researchers alike to help gauge the state of the nation and opinions on topical issues that need to be discussed right now.

From a journalist’s perspective, Google Surveys is a simple tool that allows you to ask the questions that matter to you and your readers and get answers in close to real-time.

In a short talk at newsrewired on 22 November, Olly Grundy, head of Google Surveys for publishers in EMEA, will announce the launch of Google Surveys Market Research grant in Q4, to continue Google’s initiative to support high-quality journalism through technology and innovation.

New on the agenda: Connected news, from devices to communities

| November 10, 2017 – 4:50 pm | 396 views

Could we make local news more relevant by using beacon technology to send silent alerts to people’s phones as they walk around town, without having an app involved? And could connected devices rebuild the link between journalism and community? Would context-aware news that suits a person’s needs based on their movements or behaviour in relation to their mobile devices at any given time provide a better flow of information throughout the day?

In a session powered by Google’s Digital News Initiative at newsrewired on 22 November, we will explore journalism projects using beacon technology and the “IoT” (Internet of Things) to develop a better news experience for readers.

We have now sold out of single day passes to newsrewired, but we still have a few 2-day tickets left, including access to the conference on 22 November and one training course of your choice on 23 November.

This will be our 20th conference, and as usual, we’re aiming to provide delegates with practical skills and ideas they can take home and explore in their own organisations.

Independent filmmaker Jayisha Patel joins immersive storytelling workshop

| November 10, 2017 – 4:07 pm | 380 views
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Independent filmmaker and journalist Jayisha Patel will be joining Marc Ellison and Nicole Jackson in the immersive storytelling workshop at newsrewired on 22 November, speaking about her latest VR film, Notes to My Father.

She is keen to explore the potential of immersive storytelling, and has created a cinematic virtual reality experience about love, grief and reconciliation between a human trafficking survivor and her father, that offers an empathetic, sensory exploration of the female experience.

Patel will be speaking about how she made the film, why the 360-degree space was the right medium to tell the story, and the things she learned in the production of this immersive experience.