Headline »

| February 19, 2018 – 11:03 am | 712 views

“One important takeaway for the team since launching NOA is that our users will happily listen at length to stories that provide them with added narrative. In fact, the data indicates that our listeners love opinion and analysis style pieces. (Many of them have also told us as much.)

“Their relationship with news, however, is one of lower engagement. A news-centric headline is unlikely to attract as much traffic on the app. And this is despite the fact that turnaround times during our morning and evening recording sessions are often as low as 30 minutes.

“Today, news has turned into a commodity that competes on both timeliness and cost. While this is a market segment that publishers must serve, the successful players will marry this coverage with stories that go beyond the headline to provide insight and perspective (the ‘oh, wow’ or ‘I never thought of it like that’ factors).”

Gareth Hickey is co-founder and chief executive of NOA, a Dublin based audio-journalism company that transforms articles from some of the world’s leading publishers into professionally narrated, spoken word stories. He will speak at newsrewired on 7 March.

Read the full story »

Browse categories

Event news

Latest news from news:rewired, including programme updates and ticketing information

Speakers' posts

Blog posts from our speakers

Multimedia

News and tips on mobile, interactive graphics and features and what's next for journalists and publishers online

collaboration

Posts on the benefits and problems of crowdsourcing, collaborating with other media and your users, and running user-driven projects

Making money

Real-life examples of who's doing it online and how

#newsrw: Win a Flip Ultra HD camcorder!

| December 4, 2009 – 11:00 am | 48,200 views
flip

To spread the word even further about our forthcoming digital journalism event news:rewired, we are enlisting the help of the Twitter army and offering you the chance to win a brand new Flip Ultra HD …

#newsrw: Student online enthusiasts will probably end up in the mainstream, says @timesjoanna

| December 3, 2009 – 4:35 pm | 3,755 views

By Heather Christie
Journalism students seeking employment at online media companies are in fact more likely to find a job at a mainstream print news organisation than their peers who desire only a traditional career, says …

#newsrw: Is Google helping publishers restrict news content access?

| December 3, 2009 – 4:04 pm | 4,097 views

By Judith Townend, senior reporter, Journalism.co.uk
It doesn’t sound likely but it’s true: Google is helping publishers restrict user access to news content. But it only affects those publishers who are behind pay walls and also …

#newsrw: Will Lewis’ new Telegraph division to develop new products and revenue

| November 27, 2009 – 5:30 pm | 2,485 views

NMA’s Suzanne Bearne has an interview with Telegraph editor-in-chief and newly appointed head of its ‘entrepreneurial division’, Will Lewis.

#newsrw: Philip John on making hyperlocal pay

| November 24, 2009 – 4:49 pm | 3,071 views

Philip John, freelance consultant and part of the team behind local, independent news site the Lichfield Blog, discusses in a post on his blog how some hyperlocal and niche sites are using all the opportunities …

#newsrw: Brightcove’s new release – video gets personal

| November 20, 2009 – 5:34 pm | 3,422 views

This week video technology firm Brightcove, which already supplies players for the website of Channel 4 and Telegraph.co.uk, launched a new service aimed squarely at individuals and smaller video news organisations.

Brightcove Express will cost $99 a month for 50 videos a month, 40 GB and 1 user having access to the technology behind the player.

#newsrw: Robin Brown’s 38 ‘invaluable free web tools for online journalists’

| November 20, 2009 – 4:52 pm | 3,827 views

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.

#newsrw: New group set up to discuss future of news – join in!

| November 20, 2009 – 4:20 pm | 6,220 views

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.

Thoughts from #1pound40: Can Twitter curate journalism?

| November 20, 2009 – 4:16 pm | 2,619 views

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.