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#newsrw: How to follow news:rewired – beyond the story

If you’re not able to make Journalism.co.uk’s digital journalism event news:rewired – beyond the story taking place tomorrow (Thursday 16 December), never fear – we’ll be providing lots of coverage of the day’s events, news and views on newsrewired.com, Journalism.co.uk and Twitter. You can read more about who’s attending and who’ll be speaking on http://www.newsrewired.com.

On newsrewired.com there will be blog posts covering each session and a liveblog of the day broken down into the sessions again from Wannabe Hacks’ Nick Petrie and Matt Caines.

The BBC College of Journalism will be on handing filming snippets from the day’s action, which will also be posted on the site and speaker presentations will be added to the website as soon as possible after the event.

To follow others’ tweets and blog posts about the day, use the newsrewired.com buzz page or follow the hashtag #newsrw. We’ll also be tweeting from the @newsrewired Twitter account.

#newsrw: Follow the tweets at news:rewired

This liveblog will pick up the tweets tagged #newsrw at Friday’s news:rewired event. Follow here, or via news:rewired.com.

#VOJ10: Follow the Value of Journalism conference

The BBC College of Journalism and media thinktank Polis are hosting a one-day conference today to discuss the value of networked journalism, free newspapers, political and government reporting and ‘grassroots’ journalism. Keynote speakers include Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow and BBC Global News director Peter Horrocks, interviewed by Journalism.co.uk at this link.

Journalism.co.uk is hosting the session on ‘grassroots journalism’ and we will be discussing what new ‘hyperlocal’ start-ups are up to, how sustainable these ventures and opportunities this trend could in turn create for ‘big’ media groups in the local space. In keeping with the title of the conference we’re hoping to move the discussion away from what is hyperlocal or definitions of ‘citizen journalism’ and talk about the value of ‘grassroots journalism’ to the public and the media in the UK as a whole.

For our updates you can follow @journalism_live on Twitter – there’s also a hashtag of #VOJ10 and tweets from the conference in the liveblog below:

<a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=0d5ec4cb51″ mce_href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=0d5ec4cb51″ >#VOJ10 – Value of Journalism Conference</a>

#newsrw: 10 tickets left – get yours before the price goes up

There are just 10 tickets left for news:rewired – the nouveau niche, Journalism.co.uk’s one-day event on 25 June for journalists working within a specialist beat or patch.

If you want one now – here’s the link to book: http://www.journalism.co.uk/195/

The price is currently discounted at £80 (+VAT), but will return to the full price of £100 (+VAT) tomorrow, Friday 11 June.

If you need more convincing, full details of the day are at this link. In summary we’ve got speakers from MSN UK, the Financial Times, Reed Business Information and the BBC discussing paid content, mobile, social media, data journalism and much, much more.

If you’re not able to attend you’ll be able to follow proceedings on @newsrewired and http://www.newsrewired.com.

Tricks and tips for journalism and editorial job hunting online – an update

Journalism lecturer Andy Dickinson (@digidickinson) has now updated his recent SlideShare and blog post on how to find editorial jobs online, which we featured on this blog last week, to include a more detailed transcript of his talk.

His blog post this week contains lots of handy tips for the dedicated journalism jobseeker, so if you are in the market for a new job, check it out.

Meanwhile, here at Journalism.co.uk, we have produced a new page explaining how to get the most out of our own jobs board, including six step-by-step videos taking you through the jobseeker registration process and various alert systems. Here are the benefits, all of which are free:

  • ability to save jobs you have searched for and liked for later;
  • ability to upload and store your CV;
  • ability to apply online and save your applications for future re-use/modification;
  • ability to register a personal statement so that our can advertisers can find you using our CV match service;
  • ability to receive job opportunities by daily email;
  • ability to create customised RSS feeds based on your own search criteria.

I would urge you to take a few minutes to sign up, even if you are not necessarily looking to make a move now. You never know what opportunity might coming knocking on your door.

Finally, if you are on the other side of the fence and looking to recruit editorial staff, please read why you should advertise your vacancies on Journalism.co.uk here, and register to post your jobs here.

Recruitment advertising helps fund our free content, so if you like what we do this is one great way to support us!

Useful reading:

Job application tips

How to prepare a killer CV

How to prepare for that crucial interview

How to make the most out of work experience

Andy Dickinson: a guide to digital journalism job hunting

Online journalism lecturer Andy Dickinson (@digidickinson) recently gave a lecture to his broadcast students advising on ways to find jobs online and promote themselves digitally.

His presentation appears in this slideshare:

Here’s another tip for creating a customised jobs feed using Journalism.co.uk’s jobs board search facility.

In the top left-hand column on most of the pages on Journalism.co.uk, you will see a panel headed “Job of the week”. About half-way down there is a dropdown menu that allows you to search by job type. For this example, select “editorial assistants and trainees” and click “go”.

On the subsequent search results page, you will see at the top of the central column an advanced search form. This allows you to make a more detailed search based on sectors, categories, salary and location. You will also see an option under format to “return search results as RSS feed”. Select that and also tick “editorial assistants and trainees” under the “categories” section.

Click the search button and, voila, you will be presented with a customised RSS feed containing only editorial assistant and trainee vacancies.

Slideshare: research tips for journalists from @colinmeek

Journalism.co.uk consulting editor Colin Meek (@colinmeek) found himself stranded recently in Oslo, Norway but was rescued thanks to some nifty footwork by Kristine Lowe and an online project from Norwegian news site VG.no entitled Hitchhikers Central.

Colin was in Oslo to give, among other things, an evening presentation to the Norwegian Online News Association (NONA). Colin, when he’s not advising on Journalism.co.uk’s editorial board, is an investigative journalist and trainer in advanced online research skills (his next one-day, open course is in London Tuesday 15 June 2010). Here are some of the tips he shared with our Norwegian colleagues:

Paywalls and entrepreneurship: Journalism.co.uk on BBC News Channel

Journalism.co.uk featured on the BBC News Channel technology programme Click at the weekend. Our founder and publisher John Thompson (@johncthompson) was interviewed about our model for providing media industry news content – outside the paywall. The programme also featured Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger and City University London newspaper journalism course director Jonathan Hewett, among others.

Here’s a link to the point at which Journalism.co.uk features:

If you’re a fan, please nominate Journalism.co.uk in the Mashable Open Web Awards 2009

If you like the service you get via Journalism.co.uk (@journalismnews) then please consider nominating us in the Mashable Open Web Awards 2009.

It’s really easy, visit the site and put forward @journalismnews / Journalism.co.uk as your favourite site for journalists. You have until November 15 to nominate us, and then the voting for the top candidates begins.


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