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| July 28, 2016 – 5:49 pm | 208 views

Journalism.co.uk’s 17th newsrewired took place last week at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London and we are pleased to have hosted so many delegates who attended the event’s panel discussions, practical workshops and spotlight talks to learn about the latest trends and techniques in digital journalism.

If you were not able to attend or if you are simply looking to refresh your memory and catch up on some of the conversations, this (lengthy) post contains slides from our guest speakers, audio from the sessions and links to our written and multimedia coverage throughout the day.

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As it happened: how smartphones are used to get news during the day

| July 20, 2016 – 2:02 pm | 289 views
Nic Newman live

Nic Newman is research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and the lead author of the Digital News Report, the world’s biggest and most authoritative survey of changing news consumption.
In this workshop …

AJ+’s new distributed news strategy, explained

| July 20, 2016 – 2:00 pm | 295 views
Ousama Itani ii

Ousama Itani, senior officer for strategy and development with Al Jazeera’s online news channel, AJ+, today outlined the social media-savvy strategy his organisation had employed help further its development.
Speaking during a morning session of the news:rewired …

Chat apps: three tips for making them work for a news audience

| July 20, 2016 – 1:01 pm | 569 views
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The intimacy of Telegram, WeChat and WhatsApp has helped make these chat apps, and others like them, the next frontier for news organisations that are looking to reach new audiences – but with the number of platforms available, coming up …

As it happened: data hub workshop session

| July 20, 2016 – 12:06 pm | 90 views
Data hub live

 

This workshop session of the news:rewired conference, in London, aimed to help delegates learn more about data analysis, visualisation and the diversity of skills and tasks that make up data journalism.

How Serial podcast engages an online community

| July 20, 2016 – 12:01 pm | 197 views

“We’re having a moment where a distinctive voice is more valuable in news”, explains Kristen Taylor, audience development specialist and community editor for the second season of Serial, the award-winning podcast phenomenon.
Opening the news:rewired conference, …

As it happened: the new wave in podcasting

| July 20, 2016 – 12:00 pm | 579 views
podcasting session live

 

After the success of Serial and the mobile-friendly nature of the medium put podcasts back on the map for many media organisations, this session of the news:rewired conference explored how to create engaging podcasts and …

Spotlight talk as it happened: the success and challenges of AJ+, and its new distributed news strategy

| July 20, 2016 – 10:52 am | 182 views
Ousama Itani

Ousama Itani is a senior officer for strategy and development with Al Jazeera, where he researches and experiments with the use of new and alternative technologies in the media industry, including digital-first content and future audio formats.
In this …

As it happened: reaching younger audiences and new sources on chat apps

| July 20, 2016 – 10:09 am | 429 views
chat apps session live

 

Twitter and Facebook are now key platforms for both news-gathering and storytelling, but closed networks such as chat apps, with their millions of users around the world, are becoming an interesting proposition for publishers.
How are …

Keynote as it happened: Where’s the value for publishers in interacting with communities?

| July 20, 2016 – 9:24 am | 189 views
Kristen Taylor ii

In the opening keynote, Kristen Taylor, audience development specialist, shared insights into her work as community editor on the second season of Serial, managing the podcast’s following and social media presence. She also talked about what …

Welcome latest newsrewired sponsors Storyful

| July 7, 2016 – 4:53 pm | 214 views
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As a growing number of pictures and videos are posted online from members of the public, eyewitness media is becoming an important part of the newsgathering operations in many newsrooms. But as a still emerging newsgathering technique in many organisations, sourcing, verifying and licensing eyewitness media can be a tricky operation.

We’re pleased to announce social media newswire Storyful will be sponsoring our next newsrewired digital journalism conference, which takes place on 20 July in London.

Founded in 2010 and based in Dublin, Ireland, Storyful comprises a team of technologists and journalists across Asia, Europe and the United States who discover, verify, acquire and distribute timely and relevant video and user-generated content to newsrooms, advertisers and brands.

Storyful journalist Eoghan Sweeney will be joining our closing panel, “Best practices for working with eyewitness media on social networks”, alongside Rachel Rodriguez, social media producer, CNN International, George Sargent, social media producer, Reuters, and Hazel Baker, digital news editor, Sky News.