Communities, eyewitness media and virtual reality: Highlights from news:rewired


The Tow Center's Emily Bell kicked off a day of panels and workshops at last week's news:rewired, covering topics such as using comments to build engaged communities, approaching live news, how to find and tell stories on social media and exploring the potential of virtual reality in news.

In this podcast, we look back at some of the themes covered in the day with speakers from the Guardian, EyeWitness Media Hub, BBC News, reported.ly, Reuters TV and Syracuse University.

Take your pick from our round up of news:rewired coverage, including slides, audio, video and more and sign up to the Journalism.co.uk iTunes podcast feed.

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What makes a 21st century radio journalist?

The days are gone where everyone lived by the news on the wireless, but has the radio really changed that much?

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When should Pinterest be part of your social media strategy?

This podcast takes a look at some of the opportunities and challenges for publishers on the platform, from new storytelling styles to using Pinterest as a shop window for longform pieces

How publishers can tap into global audiences

In this week's podcast, we look at how a digital-only outlet and an established broadcaster are adapting their content to reach people across the world and the challenges that come with it

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 26/06/15

Eureka! Why news labs are now an irreplaceable cog in the media machine

The latest podcast talks over how news organisations and individual journalists can get involved with the growing trend for news labs and digital innovation around the world

Posted by Alastair Reid on 19/06/15

Pitching advice for student journalists

What are the key elements of a pitch and how can you pitch stories you have written as part of your course?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 12/06/15

'Context is king': How publishers are using cards to tell stories

Providing context to ongoing stories can be complicated for news organisations, so here is how AJ+ and FOLD are doing it

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 05/06/15

How to get started in television news

Experts from Sky News, the BBC and City University London share their advice

Posted by Alastair Reid on 29/05/15

News on the move: What do audiences want from mobile?

Getting mobile content right can be a challenge, so what formats are Bloomberg and the BBC looking at?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 22/05/15

Getting personal: Push alerts in news

Push notifications are the most direct way to reach an audience, but what's the best way to do it? The latest podcast addresses the issues in the context of apps, WhatsApp and smartwatches

Posted by Alastair Reid on 15/05/15

Publishers, social media and technology: where are the opportunities right now?

Two digital media organisations explain how they're currently working with new platforms and technology, and why they chose to go down that route

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 08/05/15

Changing the metric: What attention time means for journalists

Experts from Chartbeat, Medium and the Guardian explain why journalists should care about time metrics

Posted by Abigail Edge on 01/05/15

Jeff Jarvis keynote from IJF15: 'To Hell With Mass Media'

Listen to CUNY journalism professor Jeff Jarvis give his keynote speech at this year's International Journalism Festival on new relationships, forms and models in journalism

Posted by Alastair Reid on 24/04/15

Why vertical video is becoming harder to ignore

If your videos have a mobile audience, it might be time to go vertical.

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 17/04/15

From local to national: Tips for covering elections in 2015

Journalists at local and national level share their advice for finding and telling stories in the best possible way

Posted by Alastair Reid on 10/04/15

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