mySociety is behind some of the most innovative citizen and community projects in the UK: TheyWorkForYou, WhatDoTheyKnow, FixMyStreet, Mapumental, No. 10 Petitions site, PledgeBank, WriteToThem, and others. Its senior developer, Francis Irving, has worked for the charity since 2004 and will be talking about collaborative data projects at news:rewired, along with data expert Tony Hirst, from the Open University.
We’ve published a list of some of the delegates so far, a mixture of digital editors, freelance journalists and educators working across all sectors of the industry.
If you’re thinking about coming to news:rewired (and we strongly suggest you do, but we’re biased), then here’s an added incentive to book now:
Three breakout sessions in the morning at news:rewired will address the practicalities of multimedia news:
How to do it
What to do when it goes wrong
How to manage your online news communities.
In breakout sessions during the afternoon we’ll be looking at various news collaborations, exploring the benefits and problems of citizen media, crowdsourcing, and commercial and new non-profit partnerships.
In our final session of the day we’ll be looking at how to make money online: from those that have. From copyright to entrepreneurship, speakers will debate the realistic financing of digital news and publishing.
Watch this space for guest posts from our experienced speakers who work in all aspects of online media: mobile, audio, video, photography, social media and data-mashing.
“There has never been a more exciting time to be a journalist,” said Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow earlier this year.
It’s fair to say there’s never been a more challenging time either, as economic, social and technological developments irreversibly change the shape of the newsroom and the face of the media landscape.
To help the industry navigate its way through this new terrain, Journalism.co.uk is pleased to introduce news:rewired, a brand new one-day journalism event for 2010 at City University. We’re gathering together some of the best people on the UK digital news scene to present what they do and how they do it. Everyone is welcome, whether from one-person media enterprises to large news organisations.