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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
9.30 Registration and Coffee
Exhibition and networking area
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
- Collaboration: Anthony Sheehan of Near You Now, Daniel Ionescu of The Lincolnite, Neville Higman and Martin Wright of Community Channel South West, Lee Hicken of Hebe Works
- Digital: Simon Perry of On the Wight, Emma Meese of the Centre for Community Journalism, Milijenko Williams of @chestertweet
- Funding: Jamie Summerfield of A Little Bit of Stone, Geraldine Nichols of Roath Cardiff
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
- Investigative: Adam Cantwell-Corn of The Bristol Cable, Ray Duffil of Hedon Blog/HU12 Online, Darryl Chamberlain of 853Blog
- Data: Andy Dickinson of Media Mill/UClan, Giles Gibson of Herne Hill Forum with Chris Wells and Paul Mckay of FolkLabs, Tony Hirst
- Advertising/business models: Richard Gurner of Caerphilly Observer, Tom Kihl of London Belongs to Me Ltd and kentishtowner, Una Murphy of VIEWDigital
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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