Posts Tagged ‘Online Journalism’
Notes from Cardiff Tomorrow’s Journalists Conference: Blogging love-in, lobby reform, local gloom and blond bombshells
Yesterday Cardiff School of Journalism alumni and current students gathered in the Bute Building in Cardiff to hear a broad spectrum of industry professionals give their views on the future of journalism at the Tomorrow’s Journalists Conference 2010.
I was there to take part in the final talk along with the fabulous Hattie Brett from Grazia and Sally Rourke from ITV.
Throughout the rest of the day we were treated to the latest ideas and views from journalists from all fields – looking at all topics from the relationship between Google and the BBC, to political spin, and the uncertain future of S4C. Here are my notes from the day. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday’s Talk About Local 2010 conference in partnership with Guardian Local has no doubt left hyperlocal publishers across the UK feeling inspired, enthused and reinvigorated.
After coming back to the unconference following the first one six months ago in Stoke on Trent where I went as a hyperlocal publisher for bournvillevillage.com it was great to see the changes and developments in the hyperlocal scene since last time. Read the rest of this entry »
After attending the C&binet conference in London, which saw an impressive group of media representatives and government officials get together to discuss the state of the media and the future of journalism, the importance of passing on this information to the next generation of journalists seemed imperative.
At City University New York, journalism students are taught entrepreneurship and business. Jeff Jarvis is clear a new set of skills for burgeoning journalists is essential for the changing climate of news. Students should learn to be stewards of journalism – learning how to set up hyperlocal sites and invite and train collaborators and turn the news site into a successful business.
Details of the hypothetical news model from CUNY can be found here – and it is in the process of being translated for the UK.
It is clear from developments in the US – which the UK will and is beginning to duly follow – journalism students need to be taught or encouraged to do entrepreneurship to make sure they take off in the new climate – rather than fall flat on their face because their traditional skill-set no longer stands up to what is required. Read the rest of this entry »