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HuffPost experiments with ‘listening circles’ in Birmingham to go beyond the London bubble

| January 14, 2019 – 12:44 pm | 250 views
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Pictured: Team Photo; Editor in Chief Polly Curtis with Birmingham reporter Amardeep Bassey
Picture by Adam Fradgley / Exposure Photography
Words by: Polly Curtis

One of the reasons why the public increasingly mistrusts the media is that journalists are spending less time outside of their London offices, losing touch with what interests, inspires and bothers people outside the capital.

To see whether local reporting can bring the media and their audiences closer together, HuffPost made a bold move and transferred its entire newsroom of 45 reporters and editors to Birmingham for a week in the summer of 2018, as part of the ‘HuffPost Listens’ project.

“We wanted to get outside the London bubble and show that, as a news organisation, we’re open, accessible, and committed to reporting on the impact of politics and policy outside of Westminster,” explained Basia Cummings, news editor, HuffPost UK.

Many of those who stopped by the HuffPost newsroom in Birmingham told the journalists they feel increasingly ignored and voiceless.

Jess Brammar, head of news, HuffPost UK, who oversaw this project, will be joining the ‘Local news: breaking out of the London bubble’ panel.

Four new speakers will be joining us at newsrewired on 6 March 2019

| December 14, 2018 – 3:27 pm | 509 views
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We are pleased to announce more confirmed speakers ahead of our newsrewired conference on 6 March 2019 at Reuters, London, UK.

Rouven Leuener, group head of digital product at Neue Zürcher Zeitung; Jess Brammar, head of news at HuffPost UK; Matthew Barraclough, head of Local News Partnerships at BBC; and Nic Newman, senior research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Curation tips: How big news organisations are managing information

| April 19, 2013 – 2:22 pm | 4,233 views
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Speakers from ScribbleLive, the Huffington Post, n0tice and The Washington Post told the news:rewired conference how journalists are now curating the news.

As it happened: Curation session at news:rewired

| April 19, 2013 – 9:58 am | 2,464 views
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This session of news:rewired looked at the growing role of the journalist as a manager of information from the social web and beyond. Our speakers shared some key skills, tools and techniques for effective curation across different forms of digital news delivery, from the liveblog to innovative collections of content shared on social media.

Our speakers were Cory Haik, executive producer for digital news, The Washington Post; Matt McAlister, lead on the Guardian’s n0tice platform; Michael Rundle, technology editor, Huffington Post UK; and Michael De Monte, founder and chief executive, ScribbleLive.

LIVE: Session 3A – Bringing the outside in

| October 6, 2011 – 2:20 pm | 2,721 views
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Carla Buzasi, editor-in-chief, the Huffington Post UK; Dominique van Heerden, digital producer, CNN; Chris Hamilton, social media editor, BBC News and Ed Barrow, chief technical officer, idio discuss how they are opening their doors to citizen journalism, bloggers and third-party opinion

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