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Lessons learnt from Media Wales ‘journey to shareability’

| February 20, 2014 – 12:00 pm | 2,503 views
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Media Wales’s head of web, Paul Rowland, told the news:rewired conference today that regional news titles are “perfectly poised” to embrace BuzzFeed-style shareable content, but also warned that “not optimising your content for sharing is as damaging as not using basic SEO”.

As it happened: Conversations with the audience session

| February 20, 2014 – 11:36 am | 3,652 views
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There are many ways online publishers engage with their community, from simply responding to comments to hosting Q&A discussions and crowdsourcing content. This session at the news:rewired conference, today in London, shared lessons from those connecting with their audience online across platforms

Five ways BuzzFeed makes content people want to share

| February 20, 2014 – 11:16 am | 4,815 views
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Jack Shepherd, editorial director of BuzzFeed, delivered the keynote address on ‘shareable content’ today at the 11th news:rewired conference, held today in London. Handily, he delivered it at a list…

As it happened: Social media judgement and shareability

| February 20, 2014 – 10:01 am | 3,845 views
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Following on from the keynote, this session kept the spotlight on social media with a look at key issues for news outlets to consider

As it happened: Keynote speech from BuzzFeed’s Jack Shepherd

| February 20, 2014 – 9:03 am | 5,431 views
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Jack Shepherd, editorial director of BuzzFeed, delivered the keynote opening address at the news:rewired conference, today in London, explaining how news outlets can make their content shareable

8 digital journalism skills to be covered at news:rewired

| January 22, 2014 – 4:24 pm | 4,509 views

news:rewired, the one-day digital journalism conference hosted by Journalism.co.uk, takes place just four weeks tomorrow (Thursday 23 January)!

Over the past weeks and months the Journalism.co.uk team has been working hard to build an agenda focused on the latest innovations from newsrooms in the UK, Europe and the US, with inspirational industry case studies and helpful practical tips to be shared along the way.

The event at MSN UK’s offices in London, Victoria, on Thursday 20 February will cover a range of vital digital journalism skills as well as highlight the latest tools in innovation.

In tribute to our keynote speaker Jack Shepherd, editorial director of BuzzFeed, we have compiled a list of eight key skills delegates will get to hear about on the day (some sessions run in parallel, but all delegates will gain access to video of the sessions after the event).

Tickets to news:rewired are now sold out, but we are also running three courses in web-native video, data visualisation and searching social media and verification which can booked separately for £90 +VAT, or as part of a news:rewired+ ticket.

Social asset management platform SAM is latest sponsor of news:rewired

| January 15, 2014 – 1:22 pm | 4,271 views
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We’re pleased to announce SAM, an ‘online social asset management platform’, as the latest sponsor of Journalism.co.uk’s digital journalism conference news:rewired.

The event is being held on Thursday 20 February at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London.

SAM, which can be used by journalists and others in the media to search, curate and organise social media content, is currently in private beta. Delegates at news:rewired will be treated to a ‘sneak peak’ of the platform, highlighting its potential use by journalists.

Founder and chief executive James Neufeld will deliver the demonstration within the journalist’s toolbox session, in the afternoon of the event.

BuzzFeed’s editorial director Jack Shepherd to deliver news:rewired keynote

| December 11, 2013 – 2:52 pm | 3,938 views
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Jack Shepherd, editorial director of BuzzFeed, will deliver the keynote speech at next year’s news:rewired, Journalism.co.uk’s digital journalism conference.

BuzzFeed originally launched in 2006, and this November reported 130 million unique users. Known for its lists, eye-catching visuals and snappy headlines, the site is also making strides on the serious side, covering breaking news and long-form journalism.

In his keynote speech at news:rewired, Shepherd will address how news outlets can strengthen their efforts in making the content they produce more shareable.

He will also return to join the first session discussion, which will remain on the social media theme with a look at social media judgement and more on shareability.

Other sessions due to take place over the course of the day will offer expert advice and recommended tools on subjects such as how to do data journalism on a budget, engage with the community, source content from Instagram, stay secure online and produce immersive journalism.

This is Journalism.co.uk’s eleventh news:rewired conference, and is expected to be another sell out. Tickets are still available for £130 +VAT.

First speakers and subjects confirmed for news:rewired

| November 14, 2013 – 2:36 pm | 4,810 views
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We’re pleased to announce the initial speakers confirmed for news:rewired, and just a handful of the subjects to be covered on the day.

The one-day conference will take place on Thursday 20 February, at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London. The event will feature a range of sessions, workshops and panel discussions, covering key issues in digital journalism and sharing practical tips and inspirational case studies showing how newsrooms are making the most of digital platforms.

Subjects to be covered on the day will include social media judgement and shareable stories, doing data journalism on a budget, engaging with the community and ways to ensure your online security – plus much more.

Tickets are available for £130 +VAT.

If you’re after more than the one day, we are also offering an additional half-day extension of news:rewired, with our news:rewired+ tickets. These give you entry to the Thursday conference and an additional three-hour, hands-on practical workshop the following day, Friday 21 February, for just £220 +VAT. Delegates can choose from the three following workshops: web-native video, data visualisations and searching social & verification.

You can buy all tickets at this link.

Video: news:rewired keynote speech by Jay Quartz, publisher, Quartz

| October 21, 2013 – 12:13 pm | 3,581 views
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At digital journalism conference news:rewired, held on Friday 20 September at MSN UK in London, Jay Lauf, publisher of one-year-old business news site Quartz, part of the Atlantic Media Company, delivered the keynote speech, including a look at how to produce content to appeal to a social audience.

A video of his keynote speech is below. Access a copy of his presentation here and a write-up of some of the tips he shared on the day and a liveblog account of his speech.