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Here's the latest journalism news from this week:

Constructive journalism: A cure for reader disengagement?

Constructive journalism is experiencing a rise in engagement from both the public and the press, driven by a need for solutions to consumer news fatigue or outright rejection.

A newsrewired panel with speakers running a range of constructive projects, moderated by Seán Dagan Wood, publisher of Positive News, shared experiences of the negative aspects of our current journalistic practice, and the potential benefits of a more constructive approach.

Advice for creating a successful newsletter strategy

The email newsletter is seeing a resurgence in popularity, having experienced a slow period as the news world went through a “method-of-the-year” style approach to audience engagement.

From RSS to curation to social media it became easy to overlook the humble newsletter. But doing so means doing yourself a disservice.

Catch up on newsrewired, our 22nd digital journalism conference

Journalism.co.uk’s latest newsrewired conference took place on 11 July at Reuters in London.

Delegates heard from expert speakers from around Europe, learning from their experiences leading projects for media organisations including BBC, BuzzFeed, The Economist, Politico, Quartz, and many more.

If you missed the event or simply want to revise the resources and lessons presented during the day, have a scroll through the sessions in this round-up, where we have linked the audio, articles and slides from the presentations.

BBC launches weekly news programme to give young people in Africa a voice

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Using the latest in VR technology, BBC World Service has launched a news television programme for and about young people across Africa. 

What's New? aims to provide 11-16-year-olds with information and news in an entertaining way, while also giving young people in countries such as Namibia, Kenya and Nigeria a chance to tell their own stories about their lives, school and what they enjoy doing.

The next newsrewired digital journalism conference will take place on 7 November 2018 at Reuters in Canary Wharf, London.

A limited number of early-bird tickets are now available — book yours now for just £140+VAT (standard price £190+VAT). The early bird offer finishes on 6 August 2018 or when the early-bird tickets sell out. Click here to book your tickets.

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