What next for community journalism?

By Hannah Scarbrough | 15th May 2015

Centre for Community Journalism announces one-day ideas exchange, in partnership with Nesta







Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a one-day ideas exchange, in partnership with Nesta, on the topic: ‘What next for community journalism and hyperlocal media?’

The event will take place on Wednesday 9 September 2015, at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and is free for all to attend with lunch and refreshments included.

The day is now sold out, but check our Twitter feed for any cancellations and to follow all of the action of the day. We will also be producing a report on outcomes from the event. 

We are also delighted to announce that the keynote speaker will be Dan Gillmor, Professor of Practice, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, and Faculty Associate, Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

The day will bring together community journalists, academics, policy makers and technologists to explore the future of the sector, discuss solutions to common problems and showcase the latest innovations.

The day is guaranteed to be enlightening, inspiring and underpinned by active participation.

Attendees should make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation, however you can find information to help you do this on our site.

Below is the running order for the day, please note that this may be subject to change. If you are interested in exhibiting on the day, please contact Hannah Scarbrough on scarbroughh1@cf.ac.uk.

9.30 Registration and Coffee

            Exhibition and networking area

10.00 Plenary

Opening address                               Prof Hywel Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor

Introduction to the Day                   Prof Stuart Allan and Sara Moseley

The active citizen                                Dan Gillmor

Emerging evidence in the UK          Damian Radcliffe

Innovation and trends                      Kathryn Geels, Nesta

11.15 Innovation showcase         

12.00 Workshops    

12.45 Lunch

13.30 Plenary

Social and economic value               Dr Andy Williams

Entrepreneurship                              Francois Nel

Business and revenue models         Dr Judith Townend and Clare Cooke

Mapping the sector                           Talk About Local and Carnegie UK Trust

14.10 Innovation showcase                          

14.55 Workshops                        

15.45 Coffee 

16.00 Law session                            Jonathan Heawood, IMPRESS

Nick Booth, podnosh


16.45 Close                                         Dan Gillmor

More about the Centre for Community Journalism

Cardiff University launched the UK’s first academic Centre for Community Journalism in 2013 as one of Cardiff University’s flagship Engagement Projects. The Centre for Community Journalism researches into this growing sector and offers networking, information and training for community journalists. The University’s flagship engagement projects work with communities in Cardiff, Wales and beyond on issues such as tackling poverty, boosting the economy, and improving health, education and wellbeing.

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