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Demystifying blockchain for journalists

| January 28, 2019 – 1:27 pm | 551 views

Blockchain is not just about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin; this technology has started to move into all kinds of sectors, from real estate to healthcare – and now journalism.

While the journalism community is slowly starting to take note of blockchain, many still use it as a bit of a buzzword without knowing 100 per cent sure what it actually means.

Co-creator of News With Friends joins newsrewired as a speaker

| October 11, 2018 – 3:15 pm | 425 views

Matt McAlister, co-creator of a social app that wants to fill the space left by Facebook deprioritising news content in its News Feed, will be joining panel on new social media strategies for content sharing.

After being heavily criticised for its role in spreading ‘fake news’, Facebook announced a considerable change to its algorithm this year, which will affect the posts that audiences scroll past on their News Feed.

More lightning round projects to be presented at news:rewired – digital stories

| October 30, 2012 – 1:00 pm | 2,439 views
Image by zoutedrop on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

We recently announced four of the projects to be presented at news:rewired – digital stories on Thursday 6 December during two lightning rounds, which will be dedicated to hearing about some of the latest innovations in the digital journalism world.

They included:

Talk About Local Augmented Reality
Social Sensor

We now have three more projects to announce, which will also be presented in the lightning rounds on the day.

Reddit Eddit. Speaker: Benji Lanyado
Interactive Newsprint. Speaker: Paul Egglestone, University of Central Lancashire
Webcrumbz. Speaker: Ciprian Borodescu