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newsrewired: 11 July 2018

Our 22nd conference provided delegates with practical skills and ideas they could take home and explore in their own organisations.

The day featured a mix of workshops and panel discussions about the latest tools, trends and techniques in digital journalism.

Missed the action? Catch up on newsrewired.com, where you can read about the sessions from our team of bloggers.

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The Financial Times mixes journalism with performance to engage wider audiences

The Financial Times has been experimenting with telling its stories through theatre performance, aiming to see if creative, live approach to storytelling can engage audiences in new ways. 

Through the Contemporary Narratives Lab, an ongoing research project which explores the future of storytelling, the publisher teamed up with People's Palace Projects, an independent arts charity at Queen Mary University of London, and performance space Battersea Arts Centre, to hold early work-in-progress, scratch performances of its stories on stage.

The Telegraph is reaching teenage readers with news stories on Snapchat Discover

We take a look at the secret behind the Telegraph's success on Snapchat. The publisher now attracts more than one million viewers a day, most of whom are between 13 and 24 years old.

“Since Snapchat is a very visual platform, you need to make sure the story has a strong visual aspect, whether that's a video, illustration, animation, or graphic,” said McKenna Grant, Snapchat senior content editor at the Telegraph.

Tool for journalists: Mural, for creating an engaging storytelling experience

Visual storytelling is becoming an increasingly important format in the journalism industry. Combining both the audio and visual aspects of a story creates a unique way of presenting news to the readers.

Using this tool, you can overlay text on top of video loops or still images, rearrange the sequence of items, add background sounds to still images and export the final product as a ZIP file which can be easily published.

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