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Newsrewired proudly supports PressPad to foster greater diversity in UK newsrooms

| November 18, 2019 – 12:53 pm | 568 views
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94 per cent of UK journalists are white. 86 per cent have gone to university. 78 per cent of 18-34- year-olds cannot afford to live in London, away from home, to do unpaid internships and get their foot in the door. PressPad is trying to change that.

Why Forbes bought UK business publication The Memo as part of its European expansion

| November 14, 2019 – 12:45 pm | 541 views
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The acquisition has seen The Memo’s back catalogue of content transferred to Forbes.com, thus making it accessible to 80 million readers worldwide. As the title ceased to exist, its team of 80 has joined Forbes, which allowed the business publisher to expand its network of contributors across the continent to more than 200.

5 things you will learn at Newsrewired

| October 28, 2019 – 5:45 pm | 442 views
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With our conference just around the corner, we put together a short video that rounds up main talking points on the agenda.
 
Our 25th Newsrewired will, as always, feature a mix of workshops, talks and panel discussions about the latest tools, trends and techniques in digital journalism. Here are five things you will learn.

Newsrewired sneak peek podcast: diversity, artificial intelligence, and future-proofing journalism

| October 25, 2019 – 12:00 pm | 723 views
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Our Newsrewired digital journalism conference is fast approaching and we are excited about the speaker lineup and the topics we have in store.

To offer you a taster of what is coming on 27 November, we caught up with four of our panellists on this week’s Journalism.co.uk podcast.

Robyn Vinter, editor-in-chief at The Overtake on diversity, business growth and investigative journalism for millennials

| September 10, 2019 – 9:59 am | 584 views
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At Newsrewired this coming November, we will hear from four newsrooms that are hiring diverse talent because there are genuinely good business reasons to do so, like bolstering your reporting and being trusted by the public.

One of those practising this idea is Robyn Vinter, editor-in-chief, The Overtake, an investigative journalism website for millennials and Gen-Zers run by a team of reporters based in Leeds, Yorkshire.

In the first two years of running the publication, Vinter has built a part-time team of nine from scratch and created a platform which aspires to be “the opposite of the straight, white, middle-aged, middle-class mainstream media”.

Vinter spoke to Journalism.co.uk about The Overtake, the advantages of forming a diverse newsroom and what delegates can expect from hearing her speak at Newsrewired.

“Diversity is not about political correctness. It’s about quality journalism”

| August 30, 2019 – 3:07 pm | 782 views
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Lack of diversity in the newsroom, biased reporting and dipping trust in the media have all been hot topics for the past few months.

But how can we ‘unbias’ the news? In a Journalism.co.uk podcast, Tabea Grzeszyk, CEO and co-founder of the collaborative network for journalists Hostwriter, tries to answer that question in a new book called Unbias the News: Why diversity matters for journalism.

US immigration and mass shootings reporter at AP joins debate on diversity in the newsroom

| August 29, 2019 – 2:40 pm | 1,111 views
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Russell Contreras, reporter with The Associated Press, will be joining Newsrewired panel to bring a US perspective and fresh ideas on how to make your media organisation thrive by attracting diverse talents. He will also speak about the strategies The Associated Press has used in its newsrooms, what has worked and what has not amid changing demographics.

New speaker joins panel on diversity in the newsroom

| June 4, 2019 – 11:44 am | 1,237 views
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We are pleased to announce that a new speaker will be joining Marverine Cole on the panel that will be discussing the best practices to build a diversified and sustainable newsroom.

Robyn launched The Overtake, an investigative news website for millennials based in Leeds, in October 2017. In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Georgina Henry Award at the Press Awards and this year was nominated for the Paul Foot Award for her investigation into racist London nightclubs.

New speaker announcement: Marverine Cole joins panel on diversity in the newsroom

| May 16, 2019 – 12:14 pm | 1,720 views
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We are pleased to announce that Marverine Cole, journalist, broadcaster and academic at Birmingham City University, will be joining the panel.

Marverine Cole has worked for many of Britain’s most-watched and listened to broadcasters, including Sky News, ITV Central and BBC Midlands Today.

How can diversity help news organisations regain audiences’ trust?

| May 1, 2019 – 1:17 pm | 1,487 views
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Our team at Journalism.co.uk has spent the last few months talking to industry leaders about the challenges they face.

What we have found is that the lack of diversity in the newsroom is one of the most pressing problems for the top players, as well as the B2B publications and local papers.