In this session, we looked at the resources needed in the newsroom to develop tools and templates, the collaborative approach between developers and journalists and the open-source movement. We heard from Nick Petrie, deputy head of digital, The Times and The Sunday Times, Jacqui Maher, interactive journalist, BBC News Labs and Elliot Bentley, graphics editor, The Wall Street Journal. […]
WSJ’s mobile editor: ‘Newspapers will outlive websites’
The Wall Street Journal’s editor for mobile, tablets and emerging technology has forecast that websites will be outlived by newspapers and other ‘edition-based’ news content. Speaking at the news:rewired conference in London, David Ho said the concept of a finite, self-contained piece of content – a newspaper or tablet edition – was gaining importance.
Ho also shared the lessons he and his colleagues at The Wall Street Journal have learned about producing news for mobile, and where digitally journalists and publishers should be looking in the future.
As it happened: news:rewired keynote by David Ho, WSJ
David Ho is the editor for mobile, tablets and emerging technology at The Wall Street Journal. In his keynote speech, he talked about the ways reporters can “embrace the mobile revolution” and explores what could be next for journalism and storytelling in relation to emerging technologies. He tweets at @DavidHo.
Announcing WSJ’s mobile editor David Ho as news:rewired keynote
We are pleased to announce David Ho, editor for mobile, tablets and emerging technology at The Wall Street Journal, as the keynote speaker for our news:rewired conference on Wednesday 23 July.
Ho will focus on “how news outlets and reporters can embrace the mobile revolution”, as well as considering “what comes beyond mobile and how emerging technologies will affect news and storytelling”.
In an additional workshop, later in the day at news:rewired, Ho will also highlight useful tools and apps for journalists interested in expanding their mobile toolbox.
The digital journalism conference will be held at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London, and will offer a range of sessions, including workshops and topical discussions, for those interested in the latest developments in digital journalism.
For more detail see the agenda information online, and book tickets here for just £130 +VAT, which includes lunch, refreshments and after-event networking drinks.
You can also book a news:rewired+ ticket to attend both the conference on 23 July, and a one-day training course the following day (Thursday 24 July).
First speakers and sessions announced for next news:rewired
We are excited to announce the first speakers and sessions for the next news:rewired digital journalism conference on 23 July at MSN UK’s offices in London.
– Trushar Barot, assistant editor, BBC UGC and social media hub, will be joining the panel for a session on private social media networks such as Snapchat, WhatsApp and WeChat.
– Nazanine Moshiri, roving correspondent, Al Jazeera English, will be taking part in a session on how journalists are using the social news site Reddit.
– Sarah Marshall, Social media editor, EMEA, at the Wall Street Journal, will be leading a session on social media tools for journalists.
Tickets for news:rewired are available now for £130 +VAT, and you can also purchase tickets as a package alongside a one-day journalism training course with news:rewired+ for just £300 +VAT.
The training courses will take place the day after news:rewired, on 24 July. Choose from:
– 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
You can buy tickets here, and watch this space for more agenda announcements coming soon.
AS IT HAPPENED: Online video session
A live blog of the ‘online video’ session at news:rewired conference in London today
iPhones: The only tool a journalist needs
The third session of news:rewired – digital stories asked if journalists needed just one piece of kit – their iPhones.
Our panel consisted of: Eric Siereveld, vice president, Scoopshot; Neil McIntosh, deputy editor, Europe, Wall Street Journal; Marc Settle, project producer at the BBC College of Journalism specialising in mobile journalism; Nick Garnett, North of England correspondent, BBC 5 Live.
Kevin Anderson, editor and digital strategist, Knowledge Bridge, Media Development Loan Fund was our moderator.
As it happened: How news organisations approach user experience
Digital news design is a key aspect of drawing readers to your content and keeping them engaged. The focus of the third session of news:rewired – digital stories was on user experience. Our panel looked at the importance of news readability, site journeys and how to ensure audiences return.
Our panel included: Martin Belam, principal consultant, Emblem; Grig Davidovitz, co-founder, RGB Media; Kate Ortega, deputy graphics editor, The Wall Street Journal; Marc Downer, user experience consultant, Adido.
Kathryn Corrick, strategic communications consultant, acted as the session’s moderator.
As it happened: How to use your mobile as a reporting tool
Session two of news:rewired – digital stories looked at useful apps and other ways journalists can use smartphones as a reporting tool. Our panelists also ran through new initiatives being run by news outlets in the mobile space.
Our panelists were: Eric Siereveld, vice president, Scoopshot; Neil McIntosh, deputy editor, Europe, Wall Street Journal; Marc Settle, project producer at the BBC College of Journalism specialising in mobile journalism; Nick Garnett, North of England correspondent, BBC 5 Live.
The session was moderated by Kevin Anderson, editor and digital strategist, Knowledge Bridge, Media Development Loan Fund.
#newsrw: Digital journalists should focus on creating a good reader experience
Joanna Geary, digital development editor, the Guardian; Raju Narisetti, managing editor, Wall Street Journal Digital Network; Martin Fewell, deputy editor, Channel 4 News; Alex Gubbay, director, digital platforms, Johnston Press discuss digital-first strategy at news:rewired’s keynote panel.
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