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Five types of content curation tools for journalists

The opening panel session in our upcoming news:rewired conference on 19 April will cover the growing role of journalists in curating content from social media and the wider web.

With two weeks to go today (tickets still available here!) we decided to highlight some useful tools for differing sectors of content curation. This is by no means an exhaustive or definitive list so feel free to recommend any further tools or platforms in the comments section.

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As it happened: How news outlets harness visual storytelling

During an afternoon session at the news:rewired – digital stories conference panelists looked at a range of visual storytelling techniques and tools being harnessed by news outlets and the social web.

Our speakers were: Nic Newman, digital strategist; Jonas Forth, creative director,; Phil Kenny, head of infographics, the Economist; Paul Rowland, deputy head of content (digital), Media Wales.

David Hayward, head of journalism programme, BBC College of Journalism moderated the panel and talked to our speakers about more sophisticated uses of displaying images.

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Announcing ThingLink as the latest sponsor of news:rewired – digital stories

We’re pleased to announce ThingLink, a platform which enables publishers to make photos and graphics interactive, as the latest sponsor of news:rewired – digital stories.

The one-day digital journalism conference takes place on Thursday 6 December at MSN UK, in Victoria, London. It will bring together key digital journalism experts and innovators for a day of sessions, workshops, debates and discussion, looking at the latest techniques and tools for producing top-notch digital journalism.

ThingLink offers an image editor that can be used by publishers to make photos and graphics interactive, through the tagging of additional content onto an image, such as video, audio and social media links.

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