Both national and regional newsdesks can benefit from using tools like NewsWhip and Dataminr to respond quicker to unfolding events — but what does this mean for the accuracy of their journalism?
Getting stories in front of the audience is the first step, but keeping them engaged will make sure they come back. The opening session looked at how to achieve this through visual mobile journalism, interactive tools, immersive long-form articles and new community insights.
Video of the building participatory communities expert panel oat news:rewired on Friday 19 April, as well as copies of their presentations.
The panel featured: Blair Hickman, social media producer, ProPublica; Jo Kelly, communities editor, Trinity Mirror regionals; Sarah Brown, producer, CNN iReportNiko Ruokosuo, chief executive, Scoopshot.
This post offers a collection of resources for session 1B, which will look at strategies for creating a buzz through continued and enhanced community engagement, offering insight into the new and innovative ways news outlets and journalists are using social media and internal platforms to keep the community alive, engaged and contributing.
Speakers on the panel will include Laura Oliver, community co-ordinator, news, the Guardian and Kate Day, social media and engagement editor, the Daily Telegraph. More speakers are still to be announced.