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Video: Breaking news panel at news:rewired

The breaking news panel at news:rewired featured Chris Hamilton, social media editor for BBC News, Paul Quigley, chief executive of NewsWhip Spike, Justine Mackinnon, co-founder of CrisisMappersUK and Jason Mills, editor, web at ITV News. The session was moderated by Laura Oliver, community manager at the Guardian.

The session included a look at breaking news strategy on social media as well as on a news outlet’s own digital platforms. It also showed delegates the potential use of mapping technology and crowdsourcing to find and tell stories as they happen, as well as a consideration of three different types of breaking news “perspectives”.

You can catch-up on the discussion with this video.

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Announcing NewsWhip Spike as latest sponsor of news:rewired

We’re pleased to announce NewsWhip as the latest sponsor of news:rewired,’s digital journalism conference.

The one-day event takes place on Friday 20 September at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London. The agenda is filled with presentations, demonstrations and practical workshops aimed at sharing the latest techniques and tools for producing the best digital journalism.

NewsWhip was established in 2011 and aims to help users “find the best news stories online”. Its Spike tool, which is aimed at journalists, delivers “a live ranking of the news that’s emerging and spreading fastest in hundreds of topic and geographical niches”.

NewsWhip chief executive Paul Quigley will join the opening session at news:rewired, which will focus on breaking news and some of the different digital tools journalists can use to find and share the latest updates with their audience.

Tickets for news:rewired cost just £130 +VAT for the full day, including lunch, refreshments and after-event networking drinks. They are close to selling out, so buy now to avoid disappointment

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