Building the Future of Community Journalism: our 20/20 Vision

By Matt Abbott | 7th Feb 2020

Join us on Thursday April 2nd for our conference ‘Building the Future of Community Journalism – our 20/20 vision’.

This one-day conference, run by Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism (C4CJ), and the Independent Community News Network (ICNN) is being held at the University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture in its new state-of-the-art home in Cardiff’s city centre.

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

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

C4CJ and ICNN are committed to diversity and inclusivity and we are looking for amazing speakers with diverse backgrounds and representations.

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 Matt on

This conference is being supported by NUJ Training Wales, Delivering Industry Knowledge For Contemporary Journalism.

When: Thursday April 2nd. Registration from 9am. Opens 9:30.

Where: Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS.

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

Cost: Free, including lunch and refreshments (please email Matt on if you have any special dietary requirements).

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.

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