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As it happened: Data-inspired stories session at news:rewired

| April 19, 2013 – 11:54 am | 2,483 views

This session at news:rewired took a detailed look at data-driven storytelling, from finding sources of data and sorting the content, through to uncovering the stories within.

Those who took part were Claire Miller, data journalist, Media Wales; Deborah Cohen, investigations editor, British Medical Journal; Antonio Acuña, head of data.gov.uk, Cabinet Office; and Emily Cadman, head of interactive, Financial Times discuss using data as a source of stories.

Visual storytelling: ‘You don’t need a budget, it’s not just for the big boys’

| December 6, 2012 – 5:03 pm | 5,217 views
Nick Newman Digital Strategest

Visual storytelling helps an audience to understand and digest big, complex stories – often through an image alone, the news:rewired – digital stories conference was told this afternoon.

While national publications have the benefit of developers to help drive their visual content, regional outlets should not let their more limited budgets be an excuse for failing to innovate.

As it happened: How news outlets harness visual storytelling

| December 6, 2012 – 3:10 pm | 3,728 views
Image by Mark Hakansson

During an afternoon session at the news:rewired – digital stories conference panelists looked at a range of visual storytelling techniques and tools being harnessed by news outlets and the social web.

Our speakers were: Nic Newman, digital strategist; Jonas Forth, creative director, ThingLink.com; Phil Kenny, head of infographics, the Economist; Paul Rowland, deputy head of content (digital), Media Wales.

David Hayward, head of journalism programme, BBC College of Journalism moderated the panel and talked to our speakers about more sophisticated uses of displaying images.

16 tips for better data journalism from the BBC, Guardian and Wales Online

| July 13, 2012 – 4:39 pm | 6,052 views
An example of data journalism from Claire Miller at Wales Online

Damian Kimmelman, chief executive of Duedil; Claire Miller, senior reporter and data journalist, Media Wales; Bella Hurrell, specials editor on the BBC News website; James Ball, data journalist, Guardian investigations team.

Thoughts from our speakers: Ed Walker on what media organisations can learn from supermarkets

| December 14, 2010 – 10:31 am | 3,908 views

In the run up to news:rewired – beynd the story we’ll be posting some thoughts from our speakers on the topic of their session. In this post, Media Wales’ online communities editor Ed Walker discusses the growing importance of communities and what media organisations can learn from supermarkets