newsrw folder's next digital journalism conference news:rewired will return to MSN UK's offices in Victoria, London, in February next year.

The one-day event will feature sessions on social media judgement, shareable stories, doing data journalism on a budget, engaging with online communities and online security for journalists.

Speakers already confirmed include Sarah Laitner, communities editor at the Financial Times; Mark Frankel, assistant editor of social news at the BBC; Esa Mäkinen, news editor of data journalism at Helsingin Sanomat and Daniel Cuthbert, chief operating officer of SensePost.

Work on the agenda is ongoing, with more speakers and sessions to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

As well as the one-day conference, delegates can also attend an additional in-depth workshop the day after the event, on Friday 21 February, at the same venue. These will be designed to equip attendees with the latest techniques and knowledge of key tools in one of three areas. The options include:

1. Web-native video, run by KettleCorn

A masterclass in creating web-native video, in which attendees will be able to create an interactive video from scratch using KettleCorn, which evolved out of Popcorn Maker, and was made with journalists in mind.

2. Data visualisation, run by Esa Mäkinen, news editor, data journalism, Helsingin Sanomat

A hands-on workshop focused on how to tell data-driven stories using visualisations, with tutorials in using free tools such as Datawrapper and Timeline JS, and a chance for delegates to create their own visualisation within the workshop.

3. Searching social media and verification, run by Joe Galvin, journalist, Storyful

A practical guide to the key tools and techniques for effective searching of social media and verification of content shared on such platforms, led by a journalist from the social media newswire and verification specialists, Storyful. There will also be a chance to put your newly-honed skills into practice on the day.


Tickets to the conference on Thursday 20 February are available at a (limited) discount rate of £95 +VAT.

Or, you can buy a newsrewired+ ticket to gain entry to both the Thursday conference and additional half-day workshop on the Friday. These are also available at a discounted rate, of just £175 +VAT. Delegates can choose from the three workshops listed above. A member of the team will contact you after you have booked your ticket to find out which workshop you would like to attend.

Discount-rate tickets are limited – 50 were made available at the start but there are just 16 left at the time of writing. Once all 50 discount tickets have been sold, or by the end of Tuesday 26 November, whichever comes first, conference-only tickets will rise to a standard rate of £130 +VAT, and news:rewired+ tickets to £220 +VAT.

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