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“Mass customisation” of neighbourhood data can help hyperlocal news become more sustainable

By Jacob Granger “The core problem in local and hyperlocal news is that there is no sustainable business model,” says Gabriel Kahn, journalism professor at USC Annenberg School for Journalism, and the editor of Crosstown, a US non-profit community data project based in Los Angeles. Kahn was speaking at an event held by the Google News Initiative […]

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Dmitry Shishkin, Kassy Cho and Ryan Tuck: meet three of our speakers

2020 has been a tough year for the media industry. The coronavirus pandemic has forced journalists to work from home, disrupted revenue streams and is causing staff burnout.

We could be here all day talking about the problems. But at the 27th Newsrewired conference starting on 1 December 2020, we aim to set you up for success in 2021.

Leading experts will share their knowledge around navigating the challenges of covid-19 and help you take advantage of the opportunities your newsroom has to innovate.

Want to know more? We caught up with a few of our speakers ahead of time.

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Working with election data and Google News: Check out the news:rewired lunchtime workshops

Latest news:rewired sponsors ZEF and Trisolute Software will host lunchtime workshops at the conference on 1 December, exploring innovative ways of using data in election coverage, and how publishers can optimise their stories for Google News.

The event takes place at the MSN UK offices in London, and will discuss the latest trends, techniques and tools in digital journalism. The lunchtime workshops will take place from 1:30pm to 2pm – and entry for these workshops is on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets cost just £165+VAT – and you can also add a full day of training on top with a news:rewired+ ticket for £335+VAT. Places are limited so book yours now to avoid missing out.

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Announcing Tableau as latest sponsor of news:rewired

For journalists keen to get to grips with data in their reporting, and visualising the results, tools like Tableau are a valuable resource, which is why we are very pleased to announce them as the latest sponsor of news:rewired.

The one-day digital journalism conference, run by Journalism.co.uk, takes place on Thursday 20 February, and will feature an array of sessions and workshops looking at the latest innovations and opportunities for journalists to harness in their digital reporting. Here is the line-up so far.

One session in particular will offer inspiration and practical tips on how to do data journalism on a budget, addressing different tools and techniques for saving time and being more efficient when producing data-driven content.

The session will feature presentations by experts within the industry, including Esa Mäkinen, news editor of data journalism for Helsingin Sanomat and David Ottewell, head of data journalism at Trinity Mirror.

Maxime Marboeuf, data analyst at Tableau Software, will also join the panel to discuss how newsrooms of any size can use the platform – which offers a free, public version of its visualisations technology – to produce powerful data stories and visualisations, even when time or money is tight.

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