Liz Heron

Liz Heron, social media editor at the New York Times, will discuss how she taps into social networks for newsgathering, creative distribution and community engagement

Credit: New York Times

Liz Heron, social media editor at the New York Times, will deliver the keynote speech at news:rewired - media in motion, a conference on the latest trends in digital journalism.

At the conference, which takes place at MSN HQ in London on Friday 3 February, Heron will appear in person to talk about how the New York Times taps into social networks for newsgathering, and uses social media for creative distribution and community engagement.
Previously, Heron was the innovations editor for foreign and national security at the Washington Post, and a trends producer at ABC News.

Heron will join two other heads of social media speaking at the conference: Chris Hamilton, social media editor at the BBC, and Darren Waters, head of devices and social media at MSN.

There will be six sessions at the event, including one on mobile reporting, which will hear from Sky News' Nick Martin, and one on online video which will feature Christian Heilmann, principal developer evangelist at Mozilla.

There will also be three workshops, including one on data journalism led by Simon Rogers, editor of the Guardian Datastore and Datablog.

Laura Kuenssberg, business editor at ITV News and Neal Mann (better known as @fieldproducer on Twitter), digital news editor for Sky News, will both join a final panel debate on social media standards.

The one-day conference will also feature speakers from the Financial Times, the Economist, the Times, AFP,,, Trinity Mirror, the Manchester Evening News, the Guardian, Future Publishing, Factory Media, SoundCloud and

The event is sponsored by Tableau, Impulse Pay and SoundCloud.

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