Recent posts in my News:rewired Category
December 13, 2012
“Live blogging breakfast at the Manchester Evening News” - Seb Ramsay at news:rewired
At news:rewired, Seb Ramsay of the Manchester Evening News explained how a rolling news live blog had brought them closer to their audience. Here are my notes from the session.
December 12, 2012
“Live blogging the Hillsborough Independent Panel for a city” - Neil Macdonald at news:rewired
Billed as a workshop in live blogging, Neil Macdonald’s talk at news:rewired was an emotional look at how the Liverpool Echo had covered the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel report. Here are my notes from the session.
December 11, 2012
“Rediscovering the ‘content experience’ for news” - Grig Davidovitz at news:rewired
At news:rewired, Grig Davidovitz argued that news organisations need to rediscover the art of designing the “content experience. Here are my notes.
December 7, 2012
“The philosophy of BreakingNews.com” - Dave Wyllie at news:rewired
At news:rewired, Dave Wyllie of BreakingNews.com talked about the duty of care the service had to the citizen eye-witness sources it uses. Here are my notes
December 6, 2012
“Curating social media during Hurricane Sandy for the Guardian” - Katie Rogers at news:rewired
At news:rewired the Guardian’s Katie Rogers was talking about how the US arm of the paper used social media to cover Hurricane Sandy as it landed on their New York doorstep. Here are my notes from her talk.
“Matter: Long-form digital journalism that breaks all the rules” - Bobbie Johnson at news:rewired
Bobbie Johnson’s discussion of long-form journalism start-up Matter was the talk I was most looking forward to at news:rewired today. He didn’t disappoint. Here are my notes from the session.
“The user experience of news” - Martin Belam at news:rewired
At news:rewired today I spoke as part of a panel talking about the importance of “user experience” for digital publishers. Here is the essay version of the talk.
July 16, 2012
News:rewired - state of the union
Last week I was at news:rewired - full stream ahead, and this is the first of a series of blog posts inspired by the event.
February 17, 2012
“Social media optimisation” - Q&A at news:rewired
A couple of weeks ago I was part of a panel session talking about social media optimisation at news:rewired. I was talking about the Guardian’s Facebook app, and the rest of the panel consisted of Darren Waters from MSN, the BBC’s Chris Hamilton, and Nate Lanxon of Wired. Here are some points that came out of the Q&A that followed the talks.
February 16, 2012
“Me and my big photo of Mark Zuckerberg” - Wired’s Nate Lanxon at news:rewired
At news:rewired, Nate Lanxon of Wired explained how their Facebook presence has become a sort of “members club” for fans of the brand - and how a picture of Mark Zuckerberg looming over him reminds him to post to Facebook.
“Watch this (social) space...” - MSN’s Darren Waters at news:rewired
At news:rewired, MSN’s Darren Waters discussed how, with limited resources, MSN were adopting a human social media voice, and reaping rewards in increased user engagement.
February 15, 2012
“Less is more - social media at the BBC” - Chris Hamilton at news:rewired
A couple of weeks back I was at news:rewired to talk about the Guardian’s Facebook app, as part of a panel discussing social media optimisation. Here is the first of my set of notes from the other talks making up the panel - Chris Hamilton, Social Media Editor at the BBC.
February 14, 2012
“Social media, investigative journalism, ethics and security” - Nicola Hughes at news:rewired
As part of news:rewired earlier this month, there were workshop sessions on skills like SEO and datajournalism. Leading one of the sessions was Nicola Hughes, aka DataMinerUK, teaching people how to use social media for search. Here are my notes from a session that raised interesting issues of ethics and security for investigative journalists using social media.
February 13, 2012
“The alchemy of media business model innovation” - François Nel at news:rewired
François Nel’s talk about media business models at news:rewired drew a massive contrast between the fortunes, financially, of the Mail and the Guardian, and sparked a discussion about the Guardian’s digital strategy which made for some uncomfortable listening for those of us in the audience involved in trying to implement it. Here are my notes from that session - including a big disclaimer reminding you that this is a personal blog...
February 10, 2012
“The Economist’s shift to digital”- Tom Standage at news:rewired
One of the panel sessions at news:rewired last week was devoted to the paid content model. Tom Standage, digital editor of the Economist, gave an upbeat talk about the title’s success in transitioning to the digital era. Here are my notes from the session.
February 9, 2012
“Great for users. Great for publishers. And great for Apple” - Alex Watson on Newsstand at news:rewired
One of the panel sessions I attended at news:rewired was devoted to the notion of paid content. It featured some interesting insights from Alex Watson of Dennis Publishing and Tom Standage from The Economist, as well as some scrutiny of the Guardian’s business model, which, for those of us who work there, made for some uncomfortable listening. Here are my notes from Alex’s talk about Apple’s Newsstand.
February 7, 2012
“Did we get something of journalistic value?” - Liz Heron on social media success at news:rewired
Last week Liz Heron gave the opening keynote address at news:rewired, explaining some of the social media work that the New York Times does, and offering some advice for those who are also involved in doing it. These are my notes from her session.
February 3, 2012
“The Guardian’s Facebook app” - Martin Belam at news:rewired
At news:rewired today I was part of a panel discussing optimising news sites for social media. I talked about the Guardian’s Facebook app. Here is an essay version of the talks.
May 30, 2011
“A uniquely digital media” - Live blogging discussion at news:rewired
The final session at news:rewired on Friday was a panel discussing the medium of live blogging, expertly hosted by Marcus Warren from the Telegraph, and featuring my colleague Guardian Blog’s Editor Matt Wells, Anna Doble of Channel 4, and Paul Gallagher of the Manchester Evening News. It was a really good session, with some good natured rivalry between the Telegraph and Guardian on display, and it really felt like the conversation has moved on from “What is live blogging and should we be doing it?” to “How can we use this new uniquely digital media to its best advantage and develop it further”.
May 28, 2011
My notes from news:rewired - Data journalism and social media
I spent a really good day at news:rewired yesterday. With one track dedicated to data journalism, and another to social media, it was no surprise that I found plenty of things of interest. Here are my notes on some of the things that stood out for me.
December 22, 2010
news:rewired - “Community. You are doing it all wrong. Probably.”
One last post about news:rewired before I head off into the Xmas hinterlands. One of the morning sessions I attended featured Ed Walker, Neil Perkin and Anthony Thornton talking about building an online community from scratch, and here are my notes and thoughts.
December 21, 2010
news:rewired - “Just get started. Tomorrow.”
At news:rewired last week some of 'the wannabe hacks' were providing live blogging, tweeting and coverage with Storify. Catching up with them meant I finally got a chance to chat to them about their site in person.
news:rewired - “Reader-centred journalism”
A fascinating section in Joanna Geary's news:rewired keynote last week looked at brand loyalty, and how people happily have tattoos of company and band logos inked onto their bodies, but you never see someone with a masthead tattoo. An important feature of how we develop digital news products is now how we interact with our audience.
December 20, 2010
news:rewired - “SEO is a four letter word”
As part of my series of notes from the news:rewired event I attended last week, here is what I made of the search engine optimisation session, where, frankly, Malcolm Coles just talked filth...
news:rewired - “It doesn't have to be all new, all of the time”
I love events like news:rewired for sparking lots of ideas and conversations, joining lots of dots within the industry, and generally re-kindling enthusiasm for doing digital news. Over the next few days I hope to be blogging my notes from some of the sessions, including these thoughts on why it doesn't have to be all new, all of the time.
December 17, 2010
Linklog extra: More links from news:rewired
A few more links to things mentioned in yesterday's news:rewired session about linked data and the semantic web.
December 16, 2010
Linklog special: Linked data & the semantic web at news:rewired
Today I've been at news:rewired in London, talking about linked data and the semantic web in a panel session with my Guardian colleague Simon Rogers, Martin Moore from the Media Standards Trust, and Silver Oliver of the BBC. Here is a linklog special of all the things I mentioned in my talk...