At today’s news:rewired conference, Leila Haddou, data journalist at The Times and Sunday Times, shared her favourite free and open-source tools to help journalists develop better skills for interactive and visual reporting. The tools range from story gathering to data visualisation and digital storytelling. There’s no technical expertise required here, just a bit of playing around and […]
Digital tickets now available for news:rewired
We’re happy to announce that digital tickets for the next news:rewired are now available, so even if you can’t make it to the conference itself you still have a chance to catch the talks and sessions from the day.
The event, at MSN HQ in London on Wednesday 23 July, brings leaders in digital journalism together to discuss their work, share advice and lead workshops in relevant areas.
As well as the networking opportunities and extra materials available on the day, there will be focused post-lunch workshops looking at mobile apps and tools for journalists; creating immersive, longform stories; and using analytics to understand the audience.
While these workshops will give delegates a practical, hands-on guide to the particular subjects, they will not be filmed, and will not be included in the digital ticket offering.
There is also a full day of training the day after the conference, with a choice of courses in mobile journalism with RTÉ’s Glen Mulcahy, data journalism with Conrad Quilty-Harper of Ampp3d, or creating a buzz on social media with BuzzFeed UK editor Luke Lewis.
The full agenda is now available, including:
Announcing the training course options for news:rewired+ delegates: mobile, social or data
Our news:rewired+ tickets give delegates access to both the news:rewired conference on Wednesday 23 July and one of three training courses on Thursday 24 July.
There are three training courses to choose from are:
– Mobile journalism: Create multimedia on iPhone & iPad, led by Glen Mulcahy, innovation lead at RTÉ
– Creating a buzz: How to grow social media communities, led by Luke Lewis, editor of BuzzFeed UK
– Data journalism online, led by Conrad Quilty-Harper, data journalist at Ampp3d
We will have more details on the contents of the data journalism course very soon.
news:rewired+ tickets are currently available at a limited discount earlybird rate of just £245 +VAT, which is a 25 per cent discount on the training courses (which cost £200 +VAT to book separately).
However, this discount will only be available for the first 50 tickets sold (news:rewired and news:rewired+ combined), or by the end of Thursday 8 May, whichever comes first. After this point news:rewired+ tickets will rise to £300 +VAT, which still gives you a 15 per cent discount on the training course when booked as part of news:rewired+.
Mobile news: the hurdle still faced by data journalists
News organisations still lack a “stable set of tools” to use data journalism to its full potential – especially on mobile – the news:rewired conference, in London, heard today.
As it happened: Data journalism on a budget
For those keen to tell data-driven stories, having limited resources need not stand in your way. This session at the news:rewired conference, today in London, outlined how people could learn about the array of free tools online, as well as pointing out some preparation tips and effective workflows to make the most of data, at speed.
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.
How journalists can get started with mapping data sets
John Burn-Murdoch, interactive data journalist at the Financial Times, today gave delegates at the news:rewired conference, in London, a run down of tools and techniques to turn data sets into maps and visualisations.
AS IT HAPPENED: Data-driven newsrooms session
A live blog of the data-driven newsrooms session at the news:rewired conference in London today
Announcing Tableau as latest sponsor of news:rewired
We’re pleased to announce Tableau as the latest sponsor of digital journalism conference news:rewired, which takes place on Friday 20 September.
Tableau’s data analyst Maxime Marboeuf will join the event’s mapping workshop, also being delivered by the Guardian’s data editor James Ball. The 45-minute workshop will look at how journalists can use a number of different tools – such as Tableau Public – to visualise data on a map.
The one day conference will cover a number of other key digital journalism skills, looking at the latest innovative techniques being used in the newsroom. This includes sessions on breaking news, online video, searching social and breaking article boundaries. See the full agenda here.
Space is limited and the event is expected to sell out. The remaining tickets can be snapped up for just £130 +VAT each. This includes refreshments, lunch and after-event drinks. Buy tickets at this link.
Nicolas Kayser-Bril: Simple tips for data-driven journalism
Nicolas Kayser-Bril, chief executive and co-founder of Journalism++ – which brings web technologies into journalistic workflows – delivered the keynote speech at news:rewired – digital stories in which he offered simple tips on improving data-driven journalism.
A self-taught programmer and data-driven journalist, Kayser-Bril was previously in charge of data journalism at ‘augmented news’ site OWNI, where he led several experiments in crowdsourced data gathering.