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JLPF: Tweets from the Digital Editors Network and Journalism Leaders Forum

@journalism_live, amongst others, will be tweeting coverage from today’s Digital Editors Network event and Journalism Leaders Programme Forum hosted by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN).

There’s a great line-up, including BBC business editor Robert Peston, Guardian blogs editor Kevin Anderson and former LA Times interactive editor Eric Ulken.

FT launches new look homepage

The Financial Times will (from Tuesday) sport a new homepage design across each of its online editions.

Below is a screengrab of the new look and here’s Journalism.co.uk’s interview with Kate Mackenzie, interactive editor at the FT, on the redesign.

Kate had some views on personalisation of news, in particular how the debate around this issue has changed in the last 10 years:

[audio:http://www.journalism.co.uk/sounds/katemackenzie.mp3]

And explained how journalists are encouraged to link out in their work:

[audio:http://www.journalism.co.uk/sounds/km2.mp3]

BBC launches interactive Beijing Olympics map

As promised by Claire Stocks, the BBC’s interactive editor of Olympic Sports, in her interview with Journalism.co.uk, the BBC has developed an interactive map of Beijing as part of its Olympics coverage.

Blog posts to BBC Sport’s Olympics blog and updates by BBC Sport journalists in China to microblogging service Twitter will also be plotted on the map.

The map allows users to search for sporting venues and provides info about these sites. It also features local landmarks.

Screenshot of BBC Sport\'s Beijing Olympics map

Rocky Mountain News creates interactive news map

Scripps-owned US newspaper the Rocky Mountain News has created an online map of its news, business and sports features to give readers a better sense of where news is happening.

“We created the feature because we thought users might be interested in where news occurs. Oftentimes in metro areas, a street address means nothing. Map My News brings home how close news is happening,” Mike Noe, the paper’s interactive editor, told Journalism.co.uk.

Noe said there are plans afoot to connect the archive of mapped stories with a user’s postal code or neighbourhood to enable filtering by geographical area.

He also indicated that a combination of Map My News and YourHub.com – a sister site of the RM News, which allows users to post their own news and blogs – would be desirable for the website.