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Newsrewired sneak peak podcast: audience growth, AI, Gen Z, fake news, and online communities

With our newsrewired conference just around the corner on 7 November, this podcast catches up with a few of our confirmed speakers to explore what they will be talking about and how you can take the information from our panels and workshops into your newsroom.

Listen in to Sarah Marshall, our keynote speaker and head of audience growth at Vogue International, offering insights into growing your online pool of readers.

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What to look forward to at newsrewired

The countdown has begun for our 22nd digital journalism conference newsrewired, which takes place in London on Wednesday 11 July.

A handful of tickets are still available. Buy yours for just £180 +VAT.

We have a great line-up of speakers from news outlets including Reuters, BuzzFeed News, The Guardian, The BBC, The Economist, The Telegraph, Financial Times and many more.

The day will kick off with a keynote speech on maintaining credibility and trust in an age of ‘fake news’, looking at how Reuters is addressing these issues by focusing on robust reporting, maintaining independence, increasing transparency and, when they occur, correcting mistakes quickly.

Following the keynote, a panel on “slow journalism” will look at the power of stories that are not tied to the daily news cycle, and two successive talks will shed the light on why an audience-first mindset is key, and the latest findings of Reuters Institute on podcast usage in 22 countries.

After the coffee break, we will hear an expert advice on how to make podcast a success, and new ways media organisations can finance innovation.

Following the networking lunch, the conference will split into two streams until later in the day. The panel sessions will look at constructive journalism that helps counter anxiety resulting from daily negative news stories, and building successful social media communities.

The workshop will help you navigate the world of free and paid-for apps for mobile journalism and make the best use of your smartphone for reporting.

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How The Credibility Coalition determines trust indicators

In times of great polarization, we see companies and NGOs make efforts to present themselves to be as credible as possible. Some include references, others hide their ads, but The Credibility Coalition tells us that all of that doesn’t really make much of a difference. “In a nutshell, we consider credibility to be reliable information,” […]

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The benefits of using voice-controlled devices for news distribution

With as many as 30 million smart speakers sold worldwide, innovative journalists are looking to voice-controlled news distribution as a new way to reach audiences. Devices like Amazon Echo and Google Assistant are quickly creeping into people’s homes, playing music, making calls, setting alarms and timers, asking questions, checking calendars, weather, traffic and sports scores, […]

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What De Correspondent is teaching us about news memberships

News outlets should view their readers not as resource to sell to advertisers but “as a curious audience that often wants to contribute,” according to Maaike Goslinga, international editor of De Correspondent. Speaking at the newsrewired conference in London today (7 March), Goslinga and Jessica Best, engagement editor at De Correspondent, said that publishers should look […]

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Turning audience metrics into personalised features

How can newsrooms turn audience metrics into products and services benefitting both their readers and their business? That was the key question at a panel powered by Google’s Digital News Initiative at news:rewired today. There is nothing like “too much personalisation,” according to Thomas Schultz-Homberg, chief digital officer at German news outlet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. […]

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‘Look for the sweet spot between news and context’ – How to make your live streams more engaging

In a constantly evolving newsroom, journalists are always looking out for interesting ways to enrich the human experience using unique and distinctive formats. Live video, for example, offers audiences real-time coverage of live experiences. At today’s newsrewired event (7 March), Peter Stewart, author of The Live-Streaming Handbook, shared some of what he has learned throughout […]

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From devices to communities: How tech could transform local news

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.” 

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