Journalism.co.uk’s news:rewired – noise to signal event is taking place today at Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf, London.
The one-day conference is focusing on data journalism and how to filter the noise of large datasets, social networks, and audience metrics into a clear signal.
The key-note speaker is journalist, author and freedon-of-information campaigner Heather Brooke, who is best known for her role in bringing MPs expenses to light.
Other speakers include key players from the BBC, the Guardian, Reuters News, the Telegraph, News International, the Economist and Channel 4 News, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Press Association and Sky News, plus lots of smaller organisations specialising in data, social media and journalism.
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.
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.
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.
To spread the word even further about our forthcoming digital journalism event news:rewired – the nouveau niche, we are offering you the chance to win a Livescribe Pulse smartpen worth £150.
Imagine a pen that can record audio as you write and link that recording to the exact notes you taken down, before transforming your written notes into notes on your computer screen to be saved and searched.
Using a camera, microphone and speaker, the Livescribe Pulse smartpen does just that. As a journalist, this means its easy to find audio clips from interviews and speeches quickly by simply tapping the relevant notes in your pad or by searching your handwritten notes on a computer. Furthermore, you can share your notes through pencasts: online interactive Flash videos of handwritten notes and audio.
Come to #newsrw digital #journalism event 25:06:10. Follow @newsrewired & RT for chance to #win smartpen http://is.gd/c7f2a
In the run up to the first news:rewired event earlier this year Guardian community moderator Todd Nash won an HD Flip Camera after taking part in our retweet competition.
The competition will close on Friday 4 June 2010 at 1pm (GMT) and the winner will be selected at random and announced shortly after. The terms and conditions of the competition are listed below.
Not convinced? Watch the pen in action:
news:rewired – the nouveau niche is a one-day event hosted by Journalism.co.uk aimed at specialist journalists looking for digital ideas, tips, and inspiration from the industry’s best. It’s hosted in partnership with the BBC College of Journalism and MSN UK and sponsored by Kyte.
We’ll be offering practical sessions on crowdsourcing, data visualisations, community management; emerging news technology; and paid-for content. Keynotes include MSN UK executive producer Peter Bale, and Marc Reeves, editor of TheBusinessDesk.com West Midlands and former regional newspaper editor.
Tickets cost £80 (+VAT) until 11 June when they return to the full price of £100 (+VAT). They can be booked here – our last event sold out so please buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
If you’re interested in sponsoring the event or have any other queries, you can contact the Journalism.co.uk team. Contact us on laura [at] journalism.co.uk for more details.
Competition entry terms and conditions
1. Competition entry is subject to the acceptance of these conditions.
2. How to enter: the competition requires entrants to both follow the @newsrewired twitter feed and retweet the following phrase ‘Come to #newsrw digital #journalism event 25:06:10. Follow @newsrewired & RT for chance to #win smartpen http://is.gd/c7f2a’. The retweet must keep the entirety of the phrase intact to be valid for entry.
3. Competition will run from 11am (GMT) Friday 14 May 2010 until 1pm (GMT) Friday 4 June.
4. Any entries received after 1pm (GMT) on Friday 4 June 2010 will be void.
5. The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received.
6. The judges’ decision will be final.
7. Although every effort will be made to ensure the prize is with the winner before 25 June this cannot be guaranteed and Mousetrap Media Ltd accepts no responsibility for late prize delivery.
8. Mousetrap Media Ltd reserves the right to discontinue the competition at any stage without reason.
9. The prize is both non-refundable and non-returnable. Mousetrap media Ltd accepts no responsibility for any harm, expense, liability or injury that may be sustained relating to or arising from participation in this competition or acceptance or use of the prize.
10. Employees of Mousetrap Media Ltd, those involved directly with the news:rewired event and their immediate families are not eligible to win.
11. The winner in accepting the prize authorises Mousetrap Media to publicise, in any media, his or her name, job title and Twitter handle unless prohibited by law.
12. You can retweet as many times as you like, but it will only count as one entry.
Ben LaMothe expands upon an idea he had at last week’s news:rewired conference of local newspapers making money through building focused, well-researched Twitter networks.
Newspapers are selling their Twitter streams as an targeted advertising platform. If you’re a small newspaper and you sign up 10 businesses to a Twitter advertising scheme, charge them £100 per week, you could end up with a few thousand pounds worth of advertising revenue.
As your Twitter following grows to a certain point, adjust your rate to reflect the growing audience. If it drops, to a certain point, adjust it down.
Who? Journalism.co.uk’s inaugural event on digital journalism.
What? It’s happening today! There are sessions on multimedia, social media and crowdsourcing for journalists, as well as special focus on working in partnerships in local media, using data and making money online.
Just as we like to supply you with fresh and innovative tips every day, we’re recommending journalists to follow online too. They might be from any sector of the industry: please send suggestions (you can nominate yourself) to judith or laura at journalism.co.uk; or to @journalismnews.
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.