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Slides and audio – Live news: On the ground and in the newsroom

| July 20, 2015 – 3:35 pm | 2,032 views
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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.

Slides and audio – Sourcing stories on social media

| July 20, 2015 – 2:59 pm | 3,175 views
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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’

12 social media tools for journalists

| July 10, 2014 – 3:46 pm | 14,177 views
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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:

Digital tickets now available for news:rewired

| July 2, 2014 – 10:58 am | 4,202 views

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:

5 ways journalists can use private social networks

| June 27, 2014 – 5:07 pm | 3,513 views
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Private social media, one of the digital trends journalists should follow this year, has emerged as a new way of connecting with the audience and an opportunity to pull in more readers, viewers and listeners.

We’ve put together a list of five ways journalists have been using private social networks recently to show what can be done.

Why the Oxford Mail is experimenting with WhatsApp

| June 23, 2014 – 7:54 pm | 2,583 views
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Social media has changed the way news organisations deliver their stories to the reader, but with networks like Twitter and Facebook an article must compete with the growing buzz of digital conversation.

As a result, the Oxford Mail has set up a new service through WhatsApp, the private messaging smartphone application, to deliver the most important news straight to the reader’s pocket.

“It’s much more direct in turning around saying ‘come and read our story’,” Jason Collie, assistant editor of the Mail told Journalism.co.uk.

“Instead of hoping that yours is the one out of six or seven potential competitors that will be picked up by the readers.”

The WhatsApp service has been running for three weeks, since 2 June, and has amassed over 200 followers since.

Announcing the training course options for news:rewired+ delegates: mobile, social or data

| April 17, 2014 – 4:52 pm | 3,913 views
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Our news:rewired+ tickets give delegates access to both the news:rewired conference on Wednesday 23 July and one of three training courses on Thursday 24 July.

There are three training courses to choose from are:

Mobile journalism: Create multimedia on iPhone & iPad, led by Glen Mulcahy, innovation lead at RTÉ

Creating a buzz: How to grow social media communities, led by Luke Lewis, editor of BuzzFeed UK

Data journalism online, led by Conrad Quilty-Harper, data journalist at Ampp3d

We will have more details on the contents of the data journalism course very soon.

Tickets

news:rewired+ tickets are currently available at a limited discount earlybird rate of just £245 +VAT, which is a 25 per cent discount on the training courses (which cost £200 +VAT to book separately).

However, this discount will only be available for the first 50 tickets sold (news:rewired and news:rewired+ combined), or by the end of Thursday 8 May, whichever comes first. After this point news:rewired+ tickets will rise to £300 +VAT, which still gives you a 15 per cent discount on the training course when booked as part of news:rewired+.

Book news:rewired+ tickets at this link.

Top tips on using Instagram for news

| February 20, 2014 – 5:07 pm | 4,192 views

Hannah Waldram, community manager EMEA for Instagram, today outlined for delegates at the news:rewired conference some tips on how journalists and editors can use the social photo-sharing network to enhance their storytelling.

Marjaana Toiminen: How to crowdsource an entire magazine

| February 20, 2014 – 1:57 pm | 2,464 views
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Publishers can engage with their online communities in a number of ways – they can respond to comments, host Q&A discussions and even crowdsource content, very few would crowdsource an entire magazine. But that’s exactly what Finland’s Bonnier Publications did, its chief executive told the news:rewired conference, in London today.

As it happened: How newsrooms can use Instagram

| February 20, 2014 – 1:22 pm | 2,539 views
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The first afternoon session at the news:rewired conference, today in London, took a practical look at how news outlets are finding, sourcing and using content from Instagram.