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Latest news:rewired updates: Heather Bowen, head of social media at the Daily Mirror, joins chat apps panel
With one week to go until the next news:rewired digital journalism conference (1 December, London), we’re pleased to announce Heather Bowen, head of social media at the Daily Mirror, will be joining the panel on messaging apps in the newsroom.
Alongside, Trushar Barot, mobile editor at BBC World Service, and Blathnaid Healy, UK editor at Mashable, Bowen will be discussing the role of chat apps – from WhatsApp to Snapchat and Viber – in journalism and their potential uses in the future.
The event takes place on 1 December at the MSN UK offices in London near Victoria, and delegates will hear from expert speakers from the Guardian, The Washington Post, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, Vice News and more. Check out the full programme for the day here.
Tickets cost just £165+VAT and they’re selling fast – with only a week to go, reserve your place now to avoid missing out.
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.
With just under two weeks to go to our first ‘in focus’ event on social media newsgathering and verification, Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce the final programme for the day, including new speakers from Reuters and The Associated Press.
Joining our expert line-up will be: John Pullman, global head of pictures and video at Reuters; George Sargent, social media producer at Reuters; Beth Colson, head of news production, international video, at The Associated Press; and Matt Cooke, UK, Ireland and Nordics lead at News Lab, Google, who is kindly sponsoring the event.
The half-day conference will take a detailed look at the questions surrounding eyewitness media search and verification, taking place on Wednesday 21 October at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.
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.
Social media and mobile devices have irrevocably changed the news landscape, and now members of the public are often at the scene of a news event before a reporter even hears of the story.
Pictures and video posted to social media by eyewitness might be the first sign, but how can journalists and newsrooms reach these sources quickly, reliably and ethically?
The first ‘news:rewired in focus‘ event will take a detailed look at these questions surrounding social media newsgathering and verification, scheduled for Wednesday 21 October at Thomson Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.
Tickets are now available, with the first 50 available at a discounted rate of just £60 +VAT until Friday 28 August, after which prices will rise to £80 +VAT.
The growing power of social networks has led to some news organisations skipping their website entirely and going straight to social. This panel at the recent news:rewired aimed to look at variations on this strategy and discuss their pros, cons and pitfalls.
Check out the slides and audio recordings from Malachy Browne, managing editor at reported.ly, and Ramaa Sharma, head of social media at BBC World Service, followed by audio of the full session including Mashable’s global head of news, Louise Roug, moderator Holly Brockwell, editor in chief of Gadgette, and the full panel Q&A.
One of the livelier sessions at the recent news:rewired conference looked at new issues and trends in how news organisations and journalist deal with live news.
Matt Wells, live editor at the Guardian, Claire Wardle, co-founder of EyeWitness Media Hub and research director at the Town Center, and Tim Pool, media innovation director at Fusion, all spoke in the session.
Social media is taking an increasingly central role in how newsrooms find and report on stories, so expert speakers in the field came and gave their advice at last week’s news:rewired conference.
Dhruti Shah, a UGC producer at BBC News, and Jochen Spangenberg, innovation manager at Deutsche Welle and the Reveal project, gave some useful pointers.
Miss out on news:rewired? Check out the speakers slides and accompanying audio tracks from the session on ‘sourcing stories on social media’
As social media has become an essential part of journalism, tools for searching, monitoring and curating content from around the web are increasingly part of a journalist’s day-to-day toolbox – both for newsgathering and engaging users.
At the next news:rewired conference on 23 July Sarah Marshall, social media editor EMEA at The Wall Street Journal, and Richard Moynihan, social media editor at The Telegraph, will lead a session on tools, tips and techniques for journalists using social media.
In the meantime, here are 12 social media tools that journalists can try:
We’re happy to announce that digital tickets for the next news:rewired are now available, so even if you can’t make it to the conference itself you still have a chance to catch the talks and sessions from the day.
The event, at MSN HQ in London on Wednesday 23 July, brings leaders in digital journalism together to discuss their work, share advice and lead workshops in relevant areas.
As well as the networking opportunities and extra materials available on the day, there will be focused post-lunch workshops looking at mobile apps and tools for journalists; creating immersive, longform stories; and using analytics to understand the audience.
While these workshops will give delegates a practical, hands-on guide to the particular subjects, they will not be filmed, and will not be included in the digital ticket offering.
There is also a full day of training the day after the conference, with a choice of courses in mobile journalism with RTÉ’s Glen Mulcahy, data journalism with Conrad Quilty-Harper of Ampp3d, or creating a buzz on social media with BuzzFeed UK editor Luke Lewis.
The full agenda is now available, including: