The live blogging panel at the fourth news:rewired digital journalism conference

Credit: Image by John C Thompson has launched its latest news:rewired event, the fifth in a series of sell-out digital journalism conferences, to take place in just nine weeks time.

The event, news:rewired – connected journalism, will offer a wealth of advice from industry experts on the latest opportunities for collaboration in the newsroom, as well as innovative ways reporters can work with the wider community to improve, fund and find the journalism of the future.

On 6 October, journalists, communications professionals, digital entrepreneurs and many others interested in developments within the media industry, will join together for the day-long event, for a series of talks, debates and discussions on the power of collaboration.

Specific topics to be covered include the architecture of the newsroom, how to inspire continued and enhanced engagement from a community and some of the top tools and new digital platforms journalists can use to achieve truly integrated storytelling.

The event will also address the business opportunities afforded by collaboration between media outlets, and with the community, with sessions on innovative funding models being adopted by community-focused news outlets and the importance of collaboration for the future of investigative journalism.

"Media businesses today are made up of a variety of different roles which all have a bearing on the end journalism product, be it those working in developer positions, community management roles or user-generated content editing. This provides many opportunities for new and exciting collaborations as part of an integrated newsroom," said Rachel McAthy, news editor at

"And of course this collaboration should not be limited to the newsroom. Harnessing the power of the community in content creation, development and even in some cases funding, is proving to be the key to success for many.

"Through news:rewired – connected journalism we will share in the processes, platforms and tools being used by innovators in the industry who have collaboration at the heart of what they do."

Speakers already confirmed include representatives from the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Citizenside and Demotix.

Just 50 early-bird tickets are available until Monday 29 August at a discounted rate of £85 (+VAT). After this date, ticket prices will rise to £130 (+VAT). Tickets can be purchased at this link and will include lunch, refreshments and after event drinks on the day.

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1) To find out more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities, contact Stefanie Bull or James Hollobone on 01273 384291.

2) For more information about the event, speaker opportunities and ticket queries contact Rachel McAthy or Joel Gunter on 01273 384290.

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