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.
Over on Journalism.co.uk we’ve explained the various ways you can follow our news:rewired event tomorrow, but we thought we’d share the code for embedding the CoverItLive liveblog which will pick up #newsrw Twitter conversation and commentary:
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It will be set live at 10.15am tomorrow morning; to participate, you can register with a CoverItLive log in or with your Twitter account. To follow it on our site, follow this link: http://www.newsrewired.com/?p=912
Meanwhile follow the ‘buzz’ here. After the event, we hope to share video content courtesy of the BBC College of Journalism. We expect plenty of blog coverage too: from our own team of City students, as well as other well-known media bloggers.
Throughout the day, you will be able to pick up AudioBoos tagged #newsrw – these can be embedded using the code supplied on audioboo.fm.
More information at this link and at http://newsrewired.com.
If you’ve been under a rock for the last month and haven’t heard us mention our digital journalism event news:rewired next month, then here’s an idea of who’s going, courtesy of Wordle:
news:rewired is a practical, one-day event at City University London with the aim of giving working journalists relevant and immediately useful advice on multimedia, social media and online business models.
There’s still tickets left, but they’re going fast. If you want to book before the VAT hike, tickets are £80 +VAT and available at this link.
In the latest Q&A on our news:rewired site, media consultant and top radio tipster Justin Kings describes how radio can make the most of multimedia tools.
The fact that much of multimedia is visual is a huge benefit to radio. We’ve seen how images, videos and so on can help enhance the radio experience. In terms of social media, I would suggest radio is itself a social media. By that I mean it shares similar characteristics, it is personal, it’s interactive and reactive. So, again, tools like Twitter can complement content on the radio.
news:rewired » Q&A: Justin Kings, media consultant, Newsleader.
Sky News’ ‘Twitter correspondent’, aka Ruth Barnett, is among those cited in a Financial Times article looking at the emerging ‘social media editor’ and ‘community manager’ roles at media organisations.
Ms Barnett sends pictures and eyewitness reports back to her colleagues, aware that it is often tricky to verify their authenticity.
“It’s a new role, a very diverse one and still evolving,” she says. “I’m very careful about what I say.”
Full story at this link…
Ruth Barnett will be talking at Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired, Thursday 14 January 2010 (supported by the BBC College of Journalism and the Press Association; sponsored by AudioBoo). Tickets available at this link…
Francis Irving, senior developer at mySociety – an organisation that runs some of the biggest democracy projects in the UK – has shared some of his thoughts about online transparency and citizen collaboration in a Q&A for Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired site.
What advice would he give to people going down the non-profit publishing route, we asked. Irving answers:
A non-profit is a business as well – it still has to make a surplus, it is just that that surplus is used to do more of the charitable work, rather than as personal profit.
I would advise people to go one of two ways – either have some good ideas for business models from the start (take a look at Patient Opinion for an example) or work out how to run it entirely on philanthropic donations and volunteer work.
It’s going to be as hard to start a sustainably funded non-profit as it is to start a successful for-profit business.
Francis Irving will be talking at Journalism.co.uk’s digital journalism event news:rewired, 14 January 2010.
Tickets still available at this link…
The Press Association has signed up as a media partner for Journalism.co.uk’s digital journalism event news:rewired.
The Press Association joins the BBC’s College of Journalism and sponsor Audioboo as partners for the event on 14 January 2010 at City University London.
To meet a growing demand for digital and multimedia content from its clients, the agency launched its video news wire in April. In keeping with our news:rewired session on working in partnerships, the Press Association is also planning a public service reporting pilot in collaboration with local media groups.
You can follow the agency on Twitter on @pressassoc and find out all about news:rewired at this link.
To spread the word even further about our forthcoming digital journalism event news:rewired on 14 January 2010, we are enlisting the help of the Twitter army and offering you the chance to win a brand new Flip Ultra HD pocket camcorder, just in time for Christmas!
The entry requirement is simple, all you have to do is follow @newsrewired and tweet or re-tweet the following:
Come to #newsrw digital #journalism event 14:1:10. Follow @newsrewired & RT for chance to #win FlipHD http://is.gd/58NY8
The competition will close on Friday 18 December 2009 at 13:00 GMT and the winner will be selected at random and announced shortly after.
Full details of news:rewired are on www.newsrewired.com, but a quick summary: this is a one-day event for journalists looking to up their digital game and for trainers and new recruits hoping to stay one step ahead of the industry.
We’ll be offering practical sessions on videojournalism, using social media and data, and working in partnerships – all from the perspective of a journalist or publisher in the field.
We’ll also be discussing where the potential for making money to support digital and new forms of journalism is.
Tickets are £80 + VAT and can be purchased here. Contact us on laura [at] journalism.co.uk for more details.
Last week’s regional journalism panel at City University – in which I took part – brought out some telling detail: just how many students would be prepared to work for online start-ups (18 out of 70) and the high proportion of income that comes from regional newspaper advertising (73 per cent of the Northern Echo’s revenue comes from advertising, six per cent of that from online). With new local projects arriving on the news scene each day, there are plenty more events at which to discuss and examine the future of regional news:
- Tonight (Monday 7 December) is probably a bit short notice for the UK Future of News group’s inaugural meeting (Waterloo, 7pm) but keep track of the next date at this link. The group is for anyone interested in the future of journalism: “What it isn’t, is an arena to repeatedly lament the death of print, or the end of quality journalism, or to go around saying ‘paywalls must be the answer, journalists have got to eat,'”says its founder Adam Westbrook.”What it is, is a place where people can think positively, about tangible new ideas to determine the future of journalism. I hope someone will pitch a few ideas which we can all thrash out and stew over.”
- Tomorrow (Tuesday 8 December) the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport committee will again be examining the future of local and regional media. Witnesses include: Michael Grade CBE, executive chairman; Michael Jermey, director of news, current affairs and sport, ITV plc; Siôn Simon MP, parliamentary under-secretary of state; and Keith Smith, deputy director of media, department for culture, media and sport. It starts at 11.30 in Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster or online from this link.
- There’s a good line-up at the AOP microlocal conference on Wednesday 9 December and with Birmingham City University’s Paul Bradshaw, Guardian Local’s Sarah Hartley and Trinity Mirror multimedia head David Higgerson involved there’s likely to be a bit of Twittering on the day: follow #aopforum. Other speakers include Roger Green, managing director of digital media, Newsquest; Lori Cunningham, digital strategy director, Johnston Press; and James Thornett, executive product manager, BBC Local & Location Services. We’re told some tickets are still available.
- Journalism.co.uk’s own news:rewired event on 14 January 2010, where independent regional sites will meet traditional brands pursuing new partnerships and community sourcing projects. We’ll be covering social media, data-crunching, citizen collaboration and entrepreneurship, with some of the UK’s leading regional and national online journalists.
Update: Just realised all these regional events are London-based. Any outside the capital to throw in the mix?