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February 15 2011

11:08

news:rewired – what would you like to see?

We’re starting to put our heads together again here at Journalism.co.uk to plan the next news:rewired event, which will offer practical advice from experts in journalism and digital publishing.

We’re eager to open up the planning process this time around and hear from the people that attend our events. What would you like to see covered at our next conference? In what format?

Feel free to contribute ideas on themes, sessions, or workshops, or areas of the industry you like to discuss, or on particular tools and techniques you’d like to see covered.

You can leave your thoughts in the comments box below, or tweet us: @newsrewired using the hashtag #newsrw.

Image of the news:rewired crowd courtesy of Thoroughly Good on Flickr.

December 20 2010

16:53

news:rewired – beyond the story: what the delegates thought

We catch up with some of the delegates at the end of the latest news:rewired event – beyond the story, to ask them what their favourite sessions were, what they will take away from the day’s events and what they thought of the line-up.

About the event

Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired – beyond the story took take place on 16 December 2010 at Microsoft UK’s London office.

The one-day event looked at the processes and technology beyond producing content which could help make journalism more powerful. Sessions included discussions on building a community from scratch, search engine optimisation, linked data and the semantic web and the digital production desk.

We’re now working to collect together all the news stories, blog posts, tweets, audio, videos and more from the day on this website. You’ll also be able to see presentations from our speakers on the site soon. You can catch up on any sessions you didn’t get a chance to sit in on or for a refresher by checking out the coverage by Wannabe Hacks, who were liveblogging every session, and our reporter Rosie Niven. Follow the hashtag #newsrw to follow all the buzz since the event.

If you’re interested in hearing about future events from Journalism.co.uk, drop us an email.

December 17 2010

15:46

ScribbleLive to open up syndication so freelancers can earn for liveblogging

Liveblogging platform ScribbleLive is to open up its syndication marketplace to allow freelancers to get paid for creating content for its clients.

ScribbleLive founder Michael De Monte (pictured) said the syndication marketplace, which will launch next year, will allow individuals who sign up to its freelancers’ plan to make money when they are covering or talking about live events online.

ScribbleLive already has a syndication marketplace for large organisations like Thomson Reuters and they plan to extend this service to other paying subscribers.

Speaking at news:rewired, De Monte said the product would help media organisations to cover breaking news from all over the world.

“You can’t be every place, every time,” he said. “Hopefully there will be a journalist producing that content and it can go into system.”

De Monte said that information from liveblogs had been used by Canadian emergency services to update transport users about road closures during a snowstorm.

Other uses of ScribbleLive include the Canadian sports website TheScore, which designated a “superfan” for each team and gave them responsibility to curate real time action from matches.

The syndication market will be opened in January or February next year along with another piece of technology designed to bridge the gap between real time content and a more polished finished project

In the same session Martin Stabe, interactive producer at FT.com said there was still a need for specialists. Channel 4 News commissioning editor Vicky Taylor agreed, adding that one-size-fits-all doesn’t work. “It would be lovely if it did,” she said.

But Jonathan Richards of the Times’ data teams said you can learn coding quickly if you have to. Coming from a background in print journalism, he could not write a single line of HTML until he joined the team two years ago, he told the audience.

June 07 2010

08:09
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