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From devices to communities: How tech could transform local news

| November 22, 2017 – 3:50 pm | 743 views
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Would you read more local news if you could print your own newspaper at home? Or design your own radio bulletin? What if a story suddenly appeared on your smartphone as you walked past the place where it occurred?

They might sound like distant future concepts but all of these technologies are already being tested by UK news outlets as part of what Stuart Goulden, founder of location-based storytelling startup OtherWorld, called a “living media.” 

Newsrewired+ training (23 Nov) now available: Stories, podcasting, media law

| September 4, 2017 – 3:13 pm | 944 views
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A focus on practical, hands-on learning has always been at the heart of newsrewired, and Journalism.co.uk will be hosting a full day of training after the main conference in November. Delegates can register to attend the conference (22 November) and one of the full-day courses during the training day (23 November) by purchasing a newsrewired+ ticket.

Early-bird Newsrewired+ tickets are available for £323+VAT until 15 September, after which you will be able to purchase standard tickets for £368+VAT).

Newsrewired+ tickets represent a 10 per cent discount compared to booking tickets for both days separately.

Both the conference and training day are hosted at the Reuters office in Canary Wharf, London. The conference agenda for the day includes talks and in-depth sessions on storytelling for mobile audiences, collaboration in the newsroom, and the applications of the graphic novel format in journalism. An early-bird ticket for the conference costs just £130+VAT, and can be purchased separately here: sign up to attend newsrewired, 22 November.

Announcing Content Insights as the latest newsrewired sponsor

| July 6, 2016 – 6:00 pm | 1,009 views
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With just under two weeks to go until our next newsrewired digital journalism conference, the Journalism.co.uk team is happy to announce Content Insights will be joining us as an event sponsor on the day.

Content Insights is developing a web analytics service to evaluate stories published online and help journalists and editors make sense of the large amount of data coming from a multitude of source.

David Brauchli, senior vice president of communications, will join our analytics panel to discuss how to measure success in the newsroom alongside Elinor Shields, head of audience engagement, BBC News, and Rob Hammond, head of SEO, Trinity Mirror.

As it happened: The mobile journalist’s toolkit

| March 16, 2016 – 11:20 am | 1,361 views
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Can you go live from your smartphone in under 2 minutes? Harriet Hadfield, reporter, Sky News, never dares leave the house without her mobile broadcasting kit. She will give attendees an insight into some of the …

Announcing the agenda for the next news:rewired

| October 23, 2015 – 2:11 pm | 1,746 views
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With just over five weeks to go until the next news:rewired digital journalism conference, we’re delighted to announce the agenda for the day – featuring speakers from The Washington Post, the Guardian, BuzzFeed, Vice News, The Times and Sunday Times, and more.

Introducing training options and more speakers for December’s news:rewired

| October 9, 2015 – 5:54 pm | 1,681 views
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December’s news:rewired is fast approaching, and Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce the training options for news:rewired+, a full day of practical workshops taking place the day after the conference (2 December), as well as new speakers joining us on 1 December to discuss new models in local media, techniques for international investigations, and other trends and innovations in digital journalism.

As always, Journalism.co.uk workshops are focused on gaining practical skills and hands-on experience – this December, learn more about social media content strategies, advanced online research techniques and social video.

The upcoming news:rewired conference and the full day of training will take place at the MSN UK offices, in Victoria, London.

More speakers announced for news:rewired ‘in focus’ in October

| September 21, 2015 – 4:56 pm | 4,063 views

With only one month to go to news:rewired ‘in focus’, our half-day conference taking an in-depth look at social media newsgathering and verification, we’re delighted to announce more speakers who will be joining our expert line-up on 21 October.

Gavin Rees, the director of Dart Centre Europe, runs workshops and discussion groups on trauma awareness, resilience and interviewing skills for working journalists in a range of countries around the world. Gavin will be joining the ‘Wild West of social media’ panel alongside Aine Kerr, managing editor of Storyful, and Sam Dubberley, co-founder of the Eyewitness Media Hub.

And Mark Frankel, assistant editor, UGC and social news, at the BBC, will lead a practical workshop in the second half of the event, giving us an insight into the BBC’s social media newsgathering process.

A sneak peek at December’s news:rewired

| September 1, 2015 – 1:24 pm | 2,499 views
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The next news:rewired digital journalism conference is taking place on Tuesday 1 December in London, and here at Journalism.co.uk we’ve been busy planning the agenda. Topics we will be discussing at December’s news:rewired include:

The rise of chat apps – Private messaging apps have become a regular feature in the media toolbox, used both to share news with mobile audiences and to source reports. How have media organisations been working with chat apps and what could their future role in news be?

Building in-house tools – Many news outlets have been building their own tools to make everyday newsgathering and storytelling tasks simpler and quicker. But what resources go into this process and what problems are they trying to solve in the first place?

International investigations – A collaborative investigation from a global reporting team can result in major stories sweeping the international media, and December’s news:rewired will take a look at the tools and techniques needed to complete such projects.

Early-bird discounted tickets end this Friday, 4 September.

First speakers announced for July’s news:rewired

| May 19, 2015 – 2:17 pm | 2,149 views

With two months to go until the next news:rewired conference in London, we are delighted to announced the first set of speakers.

The conference will take place on Thursday 16 July at MSN HQ in London, with a full day of panel discussions and workshops on the latest tools and trends in digital journalism.

The first speakers include experts from the Guardian, Sanoma Media, Reportedly, Deutsche Welle, On Our Radar and Smart Film School.

New speakers and lunchtime workshops announced

| January 23, 2015 – 2:18 pm | 1,868 views

With just 10 days to go until the next news:rewired we are excited to announce our final speakers, as well as three optional lunchtime workshops.

Eric Athas, senior digital news specialist at NPR, and Neelay Patel, senior vice president of incubation and innovation at The Economist, will be joining Anna Doble on the New Wave in Audio session.

Didier Hamann, editor-in-chief of Le Soir in Belgium, will be joining the Engaging Younger Audiences session to talk about the outlet’s project #25, alongside Jeroen Zanen of Crowdynews.

Christian Payne, blogger, trainer and creative technologist, will be revealing some of his favourite apps and tools for creating interactives in the visual storytelling session.

Last but not least, Paul Gallagher, digital innovations editor at the Manchester Evening News, Ben Kreimer of the Drone Journalism Lab and Julia Wurz of Bullet News will be discussing drones, Google Glass and smart watches on the emerging technology panel.