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April 09 2013

11:32

10 reasons you should attend journalism conference news:rewired

Next Friday (19 April) 35 speakers and more than 200 journalists and other media professionals will come together for news:rewired, a digital journalism conference.

This is the ninth news:rewired conference and is being held at MSN HQ in London, (near Victoria station). It is organised by Journalism.co.uk, a site reporting on innovations in digital journalism.

Here are 10 reasons you should be one of the 250 people attending (and hurry, we don’t have many tickets left and the event always sells out). Here’s the link to buy a ticket.

1. To learn about tools to help you do your job as a journalist

We have Vadim Lavrusik, journalist programme manager for Facebook coming over from the US to lead a practical keynote session in Facebook tools for journalists. Before joining Facebook, Vadim worked at Mashable and the New York Times.

Madhav Chinnappa and Stephen Rosenthal from Google will lead a Google tools masterclass. You can learn how to get your content on the Google Currents app and how to use various free tools.

You can learn how to use Popcorn Maker, a tool for creating web-native video.

2. To hear about developments that have taken place in digital journalism so far in 2013

That includes the release of Vizibee, a video network app for journalists, and the launch of BuzzFeed UK. We have Luke Lewis, editor of BuzzFeed UK leading a workshop on growing a social media communities. The lightning round will highlight a few other new projects and businesses too and there will be an announcement at the event from ipadio.

3. To hear speakers travelling from the US and elsewhere

We have speakers travelling from far and wide for the event. This is a rare opportunity to hear from Vadim Lavrusik from Facebook, from Cory Haik from the Washington Post and from ProPublica’s Blair Hickman.

We also have speakers from ScribbleLive (Canada), Newsmodo (Australia), Scoopshot (Finland) and the Mozilla Foundation (Italy).

4. To hear from key news outlets

We have speakers from Washington Post, ProPublica, Huffington Post UK, BuzzFeed UK, the Financial Times, Guardian, the Economist, CNN, Trinity Mirror Regionals, RTE, Channel 4 News, BMJ and The Next Web.

5. To attend practical sessions and hear case studies

The sessions are highly practical and case-study led so that by the end of the day you will have a Twitter stream, notebook, or memos on your phone or tablet filled with ideas shared during the day.

You can hear about sources of government data, how the BMJ is doing in-depth investigations, how the Washington Post is approaching curation, how ProPublica, CNN iReport and Trinity Mirror regionals are encouraging community participation, and you will get chance to ask questions and take part in a debate about standards and best practice in making corrections online, communicating on social media and linking to sources.

6. For ideas on making digital journalism pay

There will also be a Q&A session with three people who have launched journalism start-ups. It’s a chance for you to find out how they are making money and lessons learnt along the way. This could be a useful resource for anyone thinking of starting their own project or looking for ideas for new revenue streams for a news outlet.

7. For ideas for low and zero budgets

Each session is designed to include ideas for news outlets of all sizes and all budgets. If you work in a small newsroom without a dedicated social media team, without data journalists and developers, you will leave the event with just as many ideas as the people attending who work for larger outlets.

8. It’s also about the conversations

Attending conferences is not just about hearing case studies that give you ideas for your own projects and practical tips and tools, it is also about the conversations you have during coffee breaks and over our after-event drinks. Fellow delegates can also inspire ideas and spark new connections, which can then lead to partnerships and even job opportunities.

You might want to take a look at the delegate list to see who’s coming (most, but not all, delegates are included on the list).

9. It’s just £130

Not bad for hearing from 35 speakers, attending seven sessions (there are 11 sessions in total, with two streams running in parallel at various points in the day). The price also includes lunch and networking drinks.

10. Don’t just take our word for it

Here are a few things previous delegates have said about the event:

“Spend a day at news:rewired, then go back and wow your colleagues with your new found technical expertise,” Janet Snell, RCN Publishing.

“The combination of speakers from the cutting edge of journalism and an assembly of people driven to be at the cutting edge makes news:rewired the most electric gathering of journalists in Europe. A must-attend,” Markham Nolan, Storyful

“A conference that invests in talking about the future of journalism and social media, rather than simply reacting to changes in practice after they’ve already happened,” Richard Moynihan, Metro

The speaker list is here, the agenda is here, and you can buy tickets here.

April 08 2013

16:00

#newsrw final session to discuss digital journalism ethics and standards

Journalism.co.uk’s one-day digital journalism conference news:rewired, which takes place later this month on Friday 19 April, will close with a joint discussion session looking at ethics and standards in online journalism, from social media etiquette to linking policies and online corrections.

The session will feature a panel of digital journalists who will share their advice and tips on best practice online:

  • Tom Standage, digital editor, the Economist
  • Jenny Rigby, social media and special projects producer, Channel 4 News
  • Sean Ingle, sports editor, Guardian.co.uk
  • Martin Bryant, managing editor, The Next Web

The session will be driven by discussion between the panel members and the audience.

The full agenda for the conference, which is being held at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London, is available online, and there are still tickets left for those who would like to attend on the day.

Tickets cost just £130+VAT and include lunch and refreshments during the day and networking drinks after the event. The conference usually sells out, so buy tickets now to avoid disappointment.

For those interested in an additional day, we also offer ‘news:rewired plus’ tickets for just £310, which include both a ticket to the news:rewired conference on Friday 19 April and a day of intensive training in either advanced online research or data visualisation the day before, Thursday 18 April. Space on these training courses is limited, so book now to secure a place.

April 04 2013

15:23

Announcing Scoopshot as latest sponsor of news:rewired

Scoopshot

We’re pleased to announce Scoopshot as the latest sponsor of news:rewired, which takes place on Friday 19 April.

The one-day digital journalism conference will be held at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London.

Scoopshot helps news outlets gather images and video from users who can submit content and state the cost to use it. Media companies can also set “tasks” to request specific content via its mobile app.

Chief executive of Scoopshot Niko Ruokosuo will join the participatory communities session panel at news:rewired. The session will look at engagement with news communities and developing contributory networks.

“Scoopshot looks forward to sharing with the news:rewired audience how a community of a quarter of a million mobile contributors can be used to get instant, unique and authentic image content about anything from anywhere in the world,” the company said.

The rest of the panel includes Blair Hickman, social media producer at ProPublica, Jo Kelly, communities editor for Trinity Mirror regionals and Sarah Brown, a producer at CNN iReport.

The full agenda can be found online, and there is still time to join us on the day. The remaining tickets can be bought at this link for just £130 +VAT each.

September 05 2012

10:26

Announcing Desk-Net as the first sponsor of news:rewired – digital stories

We are pleased to announce that Desk-Net is the first sponsor of news:rewired – digital stories, Journalism.co.uk’s digital journalism conference.

The one-day event, which takes place on Thursday 6 December at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, will be focused on the latest innovations in the digital news industry, providing reporters with practical lessons and industry specialists with case studies and valuable insights.

Desk-Net is a web-based newsroom management tool that supports journalists in managing the news list and in related editorial decision processes.

Its existing customers also use Desk-Net to co-ordinate all editorially-relevant events and to assign reporters, photographers and other users to tasks. Users can collaborate across any number of publication channels, even across newsroom and company borders.

Matthias Kretschmer, founder and chief executive of Desk-Net, said:

In an ever more networked world Desk-Net helps our customers with keeping editorial quality high while improving operational efficiency across publication channels and newsrooms.

Desk-Net is the market-leading newsroom management tool in the German-speaking area, and is rapidly gaining news outlets as customers in other European countries. Newsrooms with editorial teams ranging from 10 to 860 people use Desk-Net.

August 07 2012

13:34

First speaker and session details for news:rewired, Thursday 6 December

We’re pleased to announce the first speaker and session details for the next news:rewired, taking place on Thursday 6 December.

news:rewired will bring together key digital journalism experts and innovators for a day of sessions, workshops, debates and discussion, geared towards equipping you with knowledge of the latest techniques and tools for producing top-notch digital journalism, as well as offering insight into some of the innovative projects evolving within today’s newsrooms – and outside of them.

Here are just some of the session and workshop topics that will be covered at the one-day conference:

  • a look at the key digital lessons learned by news outlets in 2012
  • the opportunities for long-form, in-depth journalism on digital platforms
  • collecting social conversations on networked platforms
  • ideas on how to measure success and make money in the coming year
  • tips for effective audio storytelling
  • reporting in real-time and best practice in liveblogging
  • top tips for Twitter reporting strategy

Sessions will range from panels offering presentations and discussion around certain topics, and more workshop-style sessions, offering demonstrations and practical guides to digital tools.

Speakers already confirmed include:

  • Bobbie Johnson, co-founder of Matter and European editor of GigaOm
  • Alex Miller, executive editor of VICE UK
  • Nate Lanxon, editor of Wired.co.uk
  • Google+ (speaker to be confirmed)

We will be announcing more session and speaker details very soon; keep an eye on www.newsrewired.com for regular updates.

At December’s event we want to make sure delegates get to hear about as many of the tools and platforms which have launched in the past year as possible, and offer the chance to meet those behind the technology.

So this time we’re also looking to include a ‘lightning round‘ of 90-second thought provokers. Let us know if you’d like to suggest anyone to take part in this (feel free to nominate yourself) and we will select around six projects to hear about on the day. We are particularly keen to make sure this gives young innovators in the journalism industry a chance to showcase their work.

When…

  • Thursday 6 December at MSN UK, Cardinal Place, Victoria, London.

There are two ticketing options for news:rewired this time round.

news:rewired: Delegates can purchase a ticket for the one-day conference at the earlybird discount rate of £95 (+VAT) for a limited time. Lunch and refreshments will also be provided at the day-long event, as well as networking drinks afterwards.

news:rewired PLUS: With this new option delegates can instead purchase one of our news:rewired PLUS tickets, which includes both a day’s intensive training on the Wednesday (5 December) and the day-long conference on the Thursday (6 December).

With the news:rewired PLUS ticket delegates can choose one of the three options below for the day of intensive training (the links below give an idea of the content of each course – the dates mentioned on the pages linked to are not part of news:rewired PLUS, this is only available on Wednesday 5 December):

- Introduction to data journalism, run by Paul Bradshaw

- Online media law, run by David Banks

- Advanced online research skills, run by Colin Meek

news:rewired PLUS tickets are also available at an earlybird discount rate of £280 (+VAT).

There will only be 50 tickets (including news:rewired and news:rewired PLUS tickets) available at the discounted rate.

We’ve already sold a third of these and the discount will only apply until 31 August. After this date or once all the tickets have been sold, whichever comes first, the news:rewired ticket price will rise to £130 (+VAT) and the news:rewired PLUS ticket price will rise to £310 (+VAT).

You can buy either of these tickets at this link. If you select a news:rewired PLUS ticket we will contact you to confirm which training course you would like to attend on the Wednesday and provide further details. Space on these training courses will be limited and running of them will be subject to demand.

If you have already booked a ticket for news:rewired and would like to upgrade to a news:rewired PLUS ticket contact Journalism.co.uk editor Rachel McAthy via email.

April 25 2012

12:58

Latest on news:rewired – full stream ahead: First speakers announced

Speakers on the final panel at our last event, news:rewired – media in motion

We’re pleased to announce more details about our next digital journalism conference, news:rewired – full stream ahead.

The one-day event will bring together key digital journalism experts for a day of sessions and workshops, focused on the latest tools, techniques and tips on how to produce the best journalism online and make it earn its keep, with innovative case studies from the industry.

Today we’re announcing some of the speakers who will be taking part on the day (Friday 13 July).

Jo Geary, digital development editor, the Guardian

Mark Johnson, community editor, the Economist

Craig Silverman, founder, Regret the Error (now published on Poynter)

Conrad Quilty-Harper, interactive news editor, the Telegraph

Jason Mills, editor of web development, ITV News

Luke Lewis, editor, NME.com

Paul Bradshaw, visiting professor in online journalism at City University London and Course Leader of the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University. Paul is also publisher of the Online Journalism Blog and founder of Help Me Investigate.

Sessions at the one-day conference will cover:

  • how to work with and maximise engaged communities across platforms
  • the latest developments in mobile news publishing and how best to exploit portable platforms
  • the array of social media platforms at a journalist’s disposal, beyond (and including) Twitter and Facebook
  • advice on handling rumour online and the recommended verification and correction processes
  • money matters – the latest approaches to making money from news online and what users are prepared to offer in exchange for content
  • how the ‘live stream’ approach to digital news reporting and live social feeds are being built into traditional news output

You can book tickets here for just £95 (+VAT) but be quick, 70 per cent of the early-bird tickets have already gone.

There are just 50 early-bird tickets available in total, which we will sell until Monday 14 May at a discounted rate of £95 (+VAT). After this date, or once all 50 tickets have been bought (whichever comes first), ticket prices will rise to £130 (+VAT).Tickets can be purchased at this link and will include lunch, refreshments and after event drinks on the day.

For more information about tickets and availability email ed[at]journalism.co.uk.

For sponsorship/advertising queries contact stefanie[at]journalism.co.uk or james[at]journalism.co.uk.

April 18 2012

11:48

A first look at what’s on the agenda for the next news:rewired, Friday 13 July

Journalism.co.uk’s next news:rewired event will take place on Friday 13 July at MSN’s London offices in Victoria.

What’s it about?

news:rewired will bring together key digital journalism experts for a day of sessions and workshops, focused on the latest tools, techniques and tips on how to produce the best journalism online and make it earn its keep, with innovative case studies from the industry.

Sessions at the one-day conference will cover:

  • how to work with and maximise engaged communities across platforms
  • the latest developments in mobile news publishing and how best to exploit portable platforms
  • the array of social media platforms at a journalist’s disposal, beyond (and including) Twitter and Facebook
  • advice on handling rumour online and the recommended verification and correction processes
  • money matters – the latest approaches to making money from news online and what users are prepared to offer in exchange for content
  • how the ‘live stream’ approach to digital news reporting and live social feeds are being built into traditional news output

Following on from the success of our last event, news:rewired will also offer a handful of workshop-style sessions, offering demonstrations by industry experts on practical areas including using visual tools to map and illustrate stories and getting started in web scraping.

In the coming weeks we will announce further session and workshop details as well as speakers, but if there are any topics you would like to see covered during the day just let us know @newsrewired or email rachel[at]journalism.co.uk.

How can I book tickets?

You can book tickets here for just £95 (+VAT). There are just 50 early-bird tickets available, which we will sell until Monday 14 May at a discounted rate of £95 (+VAT). After this date, or once all 50 tickets have been bought (whichever comes first), ticket prices will rise to £130 (+VAT).

Tickets can be purchased at this link and will include lunch, refreshments and after event drinks on the day.

For more information about tickets and availability email ed[at]journalism.co.uk.

For sponsorship/advertising queries contact stefanie[at]journalism.co.uk or james[at]journalism.co.uk.

April 16 2012

13:18

Save the date: The next news:rewired will take place on Friday 13 July

Journalism.co.uk’s next news:rewired event will take place on Friday 13 July.

Once again news:rewired, the one-day digital journalism conference, will bring together key digital journalism experts for a day of sessions and workshops, focused on the latest tools, techniques and tips on how to produce the best journalism online and make it earn its keep, with innovative case studies from the industry.

We will be announcing more details very soon.

Book tickets now

You can book tickets here for just £95 (+VAT). There are just 50 early-bird tickets available, which we will sell until Monday 14 May at a discounted rate of £95 (+VAT). After this date, or once all 50 tickets have been bought (whichever comes first), ticket prices will rise to £130 (+VAT).

Tickets include lunch, refreshments and after event drinks on the day.

For more information about tickets and availability email ed[at]journalism.co.uk.

For sponsorship/advertising queries contact stefanie[at]journalism.co.uk or james[at]journalism.co.uk.

February 03 2012

09:00

How to follow today’s news:rewired journalism conference

Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired – media in motion conference is taking place at MSN, London today (Friday, 3 February).

More than 200 journalists and industry professionals will be at the event, hearing from key people in the industry including Liz Heron, social media editor of the New York Times, who has travelled to London to deliver the keynote speech.

Sessions themes are online video, mobile reporting, newsgames, paid-for content models, social media optimisation and multiplatform strategies.

There will also be workshops on search engine optimisation, data journalism and searching social media.

The day will conclude with a panel debate on social media standards, with a discussion involving Laura Kuenssberg, business editor for ITV News and Neal Mann, who is known online as @fieldproducer.

We have teamed up with Wannabe Hacks who will be liveblogging each session here on the news:rewired site, plus we will be posting key lessons from the day, photos and videos filmed by the BBC College of Journalism. All of our coverage will be on the news:rewired site and you will be able read blog posts from those attending by searching for #newsrw.

We will be sending updates via Twitter (@newsrewired) and you can follow the the #newsrw hashtag to hear from those who are at MSN for the event.

The full agenda is at this link.

January 17 2012

11:31

news:rewired – media in motion is now sold out, here is what delegates can look forward to

Tickets for news:rewired – media in motion have now sold out.

Essential information:

  • Time: 9am for registration, please arrive by 9.30 for the start of the conference. The final session will finish at 5.15pm, followed by networking drinks until 8pm.
  • Venue: MSN HQ, Cardinal Place, 100 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL – see a map and a picture of the easy-to-spot building.
  • Nearest tube: Victoria (victoria line, circle line and district line)
  • Hashtag: #newsrw
  • Packing list: Don’t forget to bring laptop and phone chargers

As tickets have now sold out, what treats are in store for delegates attending the digital journalism conference on Friday, 3 February?

The one-day conference on the latest trends in digital journalism will open with a keynote speech from Liz Heron, social media editor at the New York Times, who will give delegates a taster of social media strategy from across the pond, outlining how the title taps into social networks for newsgathering and community engagement.

The remainder of the day will feature a total of six sessions and three workshops for delegates to choose from. See the agenda for full details.

You can attend:

1A: Online video - with: Christian Heilmann, Mozilla Popcorn, @codepo8; Adam Westbrook, multimedia journalist, blogger and lecturer, @AdamWestbrook; Josh de la Mare, editor of video, Financial Times. More speakers to be announced.

or

1B: Paid-for content models – with: François Nel, researcher, academic and consultant on newsroom and digital business innovation, @francoisnel; Tom Standage, digital editor, the Economist, @tomstandage; Chris Newell, founder, ImpulsePay.

2A: Mobile reporting – with: Paul Gallagher, head of online content, the Manchester Evening News, @pdgallagher; Nick Martin, Sky News correspondent, @NickMartinSKY; Ben Fawkes, audio content manager, SoundCloud, @benfawkes; Christian Payne, social technologist, mobile story maker, @Documentally.

or

2B: Social media optimisation – with: Nate Lanxon, editor, Wired.co.uk, @NateLanxon; Chris Hamilton, social media editor, BBC News, @chrishams; Martin Belam, user experience lead, the Guardian, @currybet; Darren Waters, head of devices and social media, MSN UK, @darrenwaters.

Workshop A: Search engine optimisation skills – with: Malcolm Coles, digital production director, nationals, Trinity Mirror, @malcolmcoles.

or

Workshop B: Data journalism tools – with Simon Rogers, editor, Guardian Datablog and Datastore, @smfrogers, and Andy Cotgreave, senior product consultant, Tableau, @acotgreave.

or

Workshop C: Searching social media for news – with Nicola Hughes, Knight-Mozilla Fellow, the Guardian @DataMinerUK.

3A: Gaming mechanics in news – with: Bobby Schweizer, doctoral student at the Georgia Institute of Technology and co-author of Newsgames: Journalism at Play, @NewsgamesGT; Shannon Perkins, editor of interactive technologies, Wired.com; Al Trivino, director of innovation at News International, @alfredotrivino; Alastair Dant, interactive lead at the Guardian, @ajdant.

or

3B: Multiplatform stategy – with: Mike Goldsmith, editor-in-chief of iPad and tablet editions, Future Publishing, @mikegoldsmithDouglas Arellanes, technologist, consultant and the director of clients and services, Sourcefabric, @dougiegyro; the Guardian (speaker tbc). More speakers to be announced.

The final session will bring the whole conference together for a debate on setting social media standards – with: Laura Kuenssberg, business editor, ITV News, @ITVLauraK; Neal Mann, digital news editor, Sky News, @fieldproducer; Katherine Haddon, head of online, English, AFP, @khaddon; Tom McArthur, UK editor, Breakingnews.com, @TomMcArthur.

A drinks reception at the end of the conference will provide a chance to network.

January 10 2012

12:13

New York Times social media editor Liz Heron to give news:rewired keynote

Liz Heron, social media editor at the New York Times, will give the keynote speech at news:rewired – media in motion.

Heron will appear in person at the conference, which takes place on Friday, 3 February at MSN HQ in London and will look at the latest trends in digital journalism.

She will talk about how the NYT taps into social networks for newsgathering, and uses social media for creative distribution and community engagement.

Heron was previously the innovations editor for foreign and national security at the Washington Post, and a trends producer at ABC News.

She will join two other heads of social media speaking at the conference: Chris Hamilton, social media editor at the BBC, and Darren Waters, head of devices and social media at MSN.

There will be six sessions at the event, including on mobile reporting, which will hear from Nick Martin from Sky News, among others. A session on online video will hear from Christian Heilmann, principal developer evangelist at Mozilla.

There will be three workshops, including one on data journalism led by Simon Rogers, editor of the Guardian Datastore and Datablog.

Laura Kuenssberg, business editor, ITV News and Neal Mann (better known as @fieldproducer on Twitter), digital news editor, Sky News, will both be part of a panel discussing social media standards in the final debate.

In addition to speakers from the New York Times, BBC, Sky News, ITV News, Mozilla, MSN and Guardian, there will be speakers from the Financial Times, Economist, AFP, Wired.co.uk, Wired.com, Trinity Mirror, Manchester Evening News, Future Publishing, Factory Media, SoundCloud and BreakingNews.

The event is sponsored by Tableau, Impulse Pay and SoundCloud.

 

October 07 2011

15:49

Video: Charlie Beckett’s keynote speech at news:rewired

See the below video by the BBC College of Journalism of Charlie Beckett, founding director of POLIS, the media think-tank at the London School of Economics, delivering the keynote speech at news:rewired – connected journalism on Thursday (6 October). A link to the transcript of his speech has been posted on his blog and we will also upload his presentation slides here shortly.

October 06 2011

11:22

Charlie Beckett: ‘Go forth, connect and innovate’

Charlie Beckett, founding director of POLIS, opened news:rewired – connected journalism with the keynote speech. He spoke with enthusiasm about events like today’s and moved on to look at what has gone in the last five years and what, in his opinion, is yet to come.

He said how his book, SuperMedia, released in 2008 and at the time aspirational, is now a reality. Beckett joked how the Guardian’s announcement of its digital first strategy seems “like the Vatican announcing the Pope was Catholic”, as he feels it is something the news organisation has been doing for years.

Beckett also commented how we are in an age of uncertainty, not just with journalism but also in terms of the environment we operate in. However, this, Beckett says, makes it an exciting time to be a journalist and make sense of the chaotic world, saying “journalists should be helping to filter, connect and understand”.

But the future is not going to be easy, Beckett warned. Journalists need a whole new set of skills. And they need the payment processes to enable this to become a reality, he explained.

Beckett said journalists should care about the craft as much in this digital age as before the advent of the internet, and urged those at news:rewired to “go forth, connect and innovate”.

Hear from Beckett in this SoundCloud summary of his address.

Charlie Beckett, founder of POLIS, summarises his key messages for journalists by journalismnews

10:44

PHOTOS: Slideshow from news:rewired – connected journalism

Here are a few photographs from news:rewired – connected journalism, which is taking place at #newsrw at MSN HQ in London today.


Created with flickr slideshow.

October 05 2011

12:31

#newsrw: How to follow news:rewired on the day

With news:rewired – connected journalism just round the corner, we are looking forward to a great day of debate and plenty of new ideas for collaboration both in and outside of the newsroom when the conference kicks off tomorrow (6 October).

Hopefully you will be there to take it all in first-hand, but if not there will be live coverage of the day available from the news:rewired site.

We’ve teamed up with the Wannabe Hacks who will be providing a live-blog of each session, while Journalism.co.uk’s technology correspondent Sarah Marshall will also be bringing you updates via Twitter (@journalism_live and @newsrewired) and via blog posts on a number of the sessions. Follow on Twitter using the hashtag #newsrw.

The BBC College of Journalism will also be there on the day to film the panels, so look out for video coverage of the sessions posted on the news:rewired site.

There will also be interviews with speakers posted on SoundCloud/journalismnews

 

September 20 2011

09:00

Announcing the final session: The future of collaboration in digital journalism

Throughout the day at news:rewired – connected journalism we will be hearing from experienced digital journalists and editors from across the news industry about new opportunities for collaboration and integration, with colleagues and the community, to not only produce enhanced journalism but also provide funding platforms and secure a future for investigative reporting.

So to round off the day we will be assembling a panel of digital journalism experts, to spark some debate around the key issues raised in this environment of participatory journalism: adopting a “digital-first” mentality, the values and standards of the link-economy and the role and responsibilities of journalists and news organisation as active members of the open-web community.

The issue is particularly significant today – in June the Guardian Media Group announced its move to a “digital-first” strategy, under which it will attempt to double digital revenues to nearly £100 million by 2016 and save £25 million over the same period. Meanwhile other news outlets are announcing changes to their digital models to suit the nature of the open web. A year ago BBC Online announced its commitment to to doubling external site linking by 2013, while the open data movement sees more and more news outlets sharing original data-sets and encouraging standards of openness and transparency.

Therefore the final session of news:rewired – connected journalism will cover three main themes:

  • The link economy – how should, and shouldn’t, news outlets be maximising the value of links and joining the wider conversation online
  • Digital-first mentality – how important will digital-first strategies become in the future, and with what mindset should journalists and news organisations be approaching stories with today
  • Journalists and their community – What role should the journalist be playing within the online community and what opportunities are there for them to offer their work as a public service

Speakers already confirmed for this session are Steve Herrmann, editor of BBC News Online, and Anthony De Rosa, social media editor at Reuters (via Skype). More speakers will be announced shortly.

September 19 2011

12:22

Charlie Beckett to give keynote at news:rewired – connected journalism

We’re pleased to announce that Charlie Beckett, founding director of POLIS, the journalism and society think-tank at the London School of Economics, will be delivering the keynote speech at news:rewired – connected journalism on 6 October.

Beckett, previously programme editor for broadcasters including Channel 4 News and the BBC, will discuss the past, present and future of networked journalism, drawing on his extensive research and interest in the topic of participatory journalism and the growing examples of collaborative efforts within the news industry.

In 2008 he released a book on the topic of networking journalism called “SuperMedia” and last year Beckett published his latest report “The Value of Networked Journalism”, which looked at the increasing opportunities for the public to gain access into every aspect of journalism production, and how this new environment “changes the creation of news from being linear and top-down to a collaborative process”.

When his report was published Beckett said he hoped it would encourage investment “in the future of new forms of news production” and spark a conversation among journalists, the public and decision-makers about “what journalism is for”.

Now, more than a year on, he will give the keynote speech at news:rewired – connected journalism where he will reflect on the numerous developments which have taken place in the industry since his research was published, and the impact these have had on the current state of networked journalism and its future.

Beckett will join a leading line-up of speakers at the event including:

  • Iain Overton, managing editor at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism
  • Kate Day, social media and engagement editor, the Daily Telegraph
  • Pete Clifton, executive producer of MSN UK
  • Xavier Damman, co-founder, Storify
  • Carla Buzasi, editor-in-chief Huffington Post UK
  • Paul Lewis, special projects editor for the Guardian
  • See the full list of speakers at this link

Buy tickets for news:rewired – noise to signal at this link.

September 16 2011

09:30

Announcing Tableau as the latest sponsor of news:rewired – connected journalism

Award-winning data visualisation tool Tableau has been named as the latest sponsor of Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired – connected journalism conference, on 6 October.

The digital journalism conference will focus on opportunities for greater integration and collaboration, within the newsroom and with the wider community.

Tableau’s senior product consultant, Andy Cotgreave, will join the integrated storytelling panel at news:rewired – connected journalism. Cotgreave is a skilled data story teller who has used Tableau to tell countless stories from new and unexpected perspectives, including how people use London’s Barclays Cycle Hire and how to get cheap tickets to the 2012 Olympics.

The session will be a great opportunity for delegates to get a taster of just some of the tools available online which support truly multimedia reporting, as well as top tips on how to curate and collect the best content for the platform.

Tableau Public is a free software application that allows journalists to create interactive charts and share them online. The software features an intuitive drag and drop interface and does not require any computer programming skills to operate.

Cotgreave will be joined by co-founder of Storify Xavier Damman and online video journalist, lecturer and blogger Adam Westbook. More speakers for the session are still to be announced.

Cotgreave said:

Tableau is excited to be sponsoring the news:rewired conference. We’re living in a world where the volume of data is increasing exponentially. At the same time, journalists are expected to post engaging stories almost instantly. Tableau Public is designed with these demands in mind: our vision is to make it easy for anyone to tell stories with data in way that is fast, easy and beautiful.

Tableau Public is used by numerous news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post and Argentina’s La Nación. Tableau also makes several other analytical products including Tableau Digital, which enables users to create interactive visuals and also provides them with customisation tools to tell a single story in many ways.

Tickets for news:rewired are still available and cost just £130 (+VAT). Only a third of the tickets are left so book yours now at this link to avoid disappointment.

August 03 2011

09:28

Announcing news:rewired – connected journalism, 6 October 2011

Journalism.co.uk’s next news:rewired event will take place on 6 October at MSN’s London offices in Victoria.

What’s it about?

news:rewired – connected journalism will look at different forms of integration and collaboration in the industry, both inside and outside the newsroom.

As journalists we don’t work in isolation, and collaborating with our audience is becoming increasingly important. And as the way we do journalism changes, organisations need to think carefully about the way members of staff and different departments work together to produce the best product in the most efficient way possible.

Journalism.co.uk’s next news:rewired event will look at the latest opportunities for collaboration in the newsroom given the evolution of new digital journalism roles, and how reporters can work with the wider community to improve, fund and find the journalism of the future.

Sessions at the one-day conference will include:

  • a look at the architecture of the newsroom and new opportunities for integration
  • advice on how to inspire continued and enhanced engagement from a community
  • a guide to some of the top tools and latest digital platforms for integrated multimedia storytelling
  • insight into innovative business models being adopted by community-focused news outlets
  • a discussion on the importance of collaboration for the future of investigative journalism and how to build the necessary bridges between journalists, news outlets and the general public

In the spirit of collaboration, we are keen to hear about anything you would like to see covered during the day. Just let us know @newsrewired or email rachel[at]journalism.co.uk.

Several speakers have already been confirmed for the event, including:

Iain Overton, managing editor, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Philip Trippenbach, editor-in-chief, Citizenside.

Laura Oliver, community co-ordinator, the Guardian.

Turi MuntheTuri Munthe, founder and CEO, Demotix.

Kate DayKate Day, social media and engagement editor, the Telegraph.

Who’s it for?
news:rewired events are for: working journalists with an interest in digital media; media trainers and students; journalism and communications academics; PR and communications professionals; and anyone interested in the future of the journalism and media industries.

Book Your Place!

How can I book tickets?
There are 50 tickets available at a special earlybird rate of £85 (+VAT). But you will need to be quick because this 35 per cent discount is only available until 29 August.

After 29 August ticket prices will rise to £130 (+VAT). For information about tickets and availability email ed[at]journalism.co.uk.

How can I learn more?
You can email rachel [at] journalism.co.uk for more information on the agenda, or to suggest any topics you would like to see covered.

For sponsorship/advertising queries contact stefanie[at]journalism.co.uk or james[at]journalism.co.uk.

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March 31 2011

10:16

news:rewired – hear more about ‘noise to signal’ from our speakers

On Friday 27 May Journalism.co.uk will bring you news:rewired – noise to signal, a one-day event for journalists and communications professionals who want to learn more about the latest tools and strategies to filter large datasets, social networks, and audience metrics into a clear signal for both the editorial and business side of the news industry.

The day will include sessions on: the data journalism toolkit and developing the data story; social media strategy, curation and news sourcing; and making the most of information about your audience.

We spoke to three of our speakers to give you a better idea of some of the issues that will be covered on the day.

Greg Hadfield, director of strategic projects, Cogapp, discusses his work on “open-data cities” and the benefits of open data to journalists, developers, and others; Robin Hamman, director of digital, Edelman, talks about innovation in social media strategy and where media organisations should start; and Matt Wells, blogs editor, the Guardian, explains why journalists should be making the most of social media platforms for news sourcing and verification.

Until 11 April tickets are available at our early-bird rate of £85 (+VAT), a discount of 35%. Buy tickets at this link.

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