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#responsiveDEN Responsive design on the agenda for next DEN meetup on 21 Feb 2013

There’s a lot of talk about Responsive Web Design lately.

And, at first glance, it’s not difficult to see why. With the mantra of gather-once-publish-many ringing in their ears, time-poor digital editors are increasingly considering an approach to web design that intends to provide an optimal viewing experience — easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling — across a wide range of devices from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones.

But what is conceptually straightforward is seldom just that in practice. What are the newsroom implications of following a RWD approach? How are news users responding? And commercial partners?

For an in-depth discussion on the issues, join MNA Digital development manager Mark Cadman and electronic editor Abigail Edge  who led team that charted the Express and Star and Shropshire Star’s route to responsive design at the next Digital Editors Network meetup on 21 February 2013  at the Media Factory in Preston.  Why do…

Two linked data journalism workshops for hacks and hackers

Following on from the sold-out Data Journalism Camp in 2011, DEN has combined forces with the MADE project to offer two linked workshops this autumn.

DJCAMP2012 with Paul Bradshaw and Megan Knight is aimed journalists who want to turn data into compelling stories and runs from 9:30am on Friday, September 21 to 5pm on Saturday, September 22 in the Media Factory  on the University of Central Lancashire's Preston Campus. If you want to learn how to build your own data scraper and have at least a basic understanding of software development languages Ruby and / or Python, then there's a four-hour Scraping Masterclass with ScraperWiki founder Julian Todd from 9:30am to 1:30pm on Saturday, September 22, also in the Media Factory. 
Both DJCAMP2012 and the Scraping Masterclass are being co-sponsored by the MADE Project and the School of Journalism, Media and Communication at UCLan,

More information and registration details are available HERE

Diary notes: Next DEN meetup in Autumn 2012 - and lots more besides

With our spring calendar already bulging (and your co-conveners slightly overwhelmed), we’re decided to push the next Digital Editors' Network meetup to the autumn – and to flag some of the other events you might also want to consider in the meantime:
Spring/Summer 3 May. Responsive Journalism Architecture Masterclass with Martin Bellam, formerly information architect at The Guardian  (Tweet @currybet for discount code) 10 May. Society of Editors Regional Conference in Manchester. A great line up and a few more spaces available. Contact Richard Catlow for more details. 10 May. WAN-IFRA’s 11th International Newsroom Summit in Hamburg. 16-19 May. Future Everything 2012 in Manchester.24 May. BBC's Connecting Communities Conference 2012 in Salford. 15-17 June- #uclanMADE: UK Startup Weekend in the Sandbox at the Media Factory, Preston.[Deadline for applications: 18 May 2012]. 21-22 June. Association of Journalism Educators' Seminar hosted by UCLan, Preston. 13 July. News: Rew…

#SoLoMoDEN Recap

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CEOs from the World Newsmedia Network and Aetopia join the Winter meeting line-up

The great line-up for the Digital Editors Network Winter meeting and Media and Digital Enterpriser (MADE) project launch on Thursday, February 23, just got even better.

World Newsmedia Network CEO Martha Stone  will be also be joining us to present key findings from the just-released World Newsmedia Innovation Study 2012and Aetopia CEO Aidan McGrath will be speaking on “Making money from your digital assets”. The updated programme is below.
We are also pleased to confirm that we’ve been able to secure a slightly larger venue at the Digital World Centre at The Lowry (MediaCityUK tram stop, parking at Lowry Outlet Mall), so 20 additional spaces for #SoLoMoDEN can now be booked at here  (If you want to know who else has already signed up, scroll down).
The programme of discussions on  Social, Local and Mobile Innovations is:

12:45 Registration and lunch
13:45 Welcome: Nick Turner, Head of Digital Content for the CN Group and a co-founder of DEN. 13:55MarthaStone  on the key findings…

#SoLoMoDEN Social, Local and Mobile Innovation & MADE project launch on the agenda for next DEN meetup on 23 Feb in Media City, Manchester

Innovations in Social, Local and Mobile news top the agenda for the next Digital Editors Network meeting from 1-5:30pm on Thursday, 23 February2012, at Media City UK in Manchester, followed by a networking reception and launch of the MADE project, the UK winner of the International Press Institute's inaugural News Innovation Contest sponsored by Google.

Leading the discussions on Social, Local and Mobile Innovations are:
Greg Hadfield (@greghadfield) on how the rise of open-data cities is giving local media a chance to re-invent themselves – and why it could be their last lifeline. Greg, a former Fleet Street journalist and internet entrepreneur, is director of strategic projects with Cogapp, an award-winning digital agency in Brighton and Hove.Paul Bradshaw (@paulbradshaw) on opportunities for news enterprises to co-create content through new HelpMeInvestigate initiatives. Paul is author of the Online Journalism Handbook, founder of the Online Journalism Blog, HelpMeInvestigate …