C4CJ conference 2018: Building the Future of Community Journalism

By Matt Abbott | 23rd Nov 2017

Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism would like to invite you to our biennial conference on the topic: Building the Future of Community Journalism #BFCJ18.

The Centre will be hosting the one-day ideas exchange at Cardiff’s iconic Pierhead building on Thursday, January 11th and is free for all who wish to attend, with lunch and refreshments included.

The day will bring together community journalists, academics, policymakers, innovators and technologists to explore the future of the sector, celebrate its recent successes, hear from its most ardent practitioners, and share ideas, skills and tools to help build the next generation of community and hyperlocal news.

The day will culminate with the official launch of the Independent Community News Network (ICNN) the first representative body of its kind in the UK. The launch will take place in the state-of-the-art Welsh Assembly building (Senedd).

Although further event details are yet to be confirmed, the day is guaranteed to be enlightening, inspiring and underpinned by active participation.

If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see and hear, or what you think we should cover, please feel free to contact us.

The event is being sponsored by Elin Jones AM, the presiding officer of the National Assembly of Wales.


When: Thursday 11 January 2018. Registration from 9am. Opens 9:30.

Where: Pierhead, The National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA

Followed by the official launch of ICNN. Details TBC.

Who is invited: community journalists, academics, policymakers, technologists, journalism educators, those with a specific interest in the sector

Cost: Free, including lunch and refreshments

Attendees should make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation, however, you can find information to help you do this at the Centre for Community Journalism website.

<Please register by following this link>

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