Thursday, December 07, 2006

Citizen Journalism conference

[Keyword: , , , ]. Anyone interested in the rise of citizen journalism and its take up by mainstream news organisations might want to attend the Citizen Journalism 2007 conference taking place in Birmingham on January 26, which is being organised by yours truly along with my colleague Sue Heseltine.

There are three excellent keynote speakers lined up:

Michael Hill is the newly appointed Head of Multimedia at Trinity Mirror who has already expressed a desire to make the most of citizen journalism.

Tom Reynolds is the blogger behind Random Acts of Reality and the author of 'Blood, Sweat and Tea', a collection of blog posts that reached no.8 on Amazon.

And finally Vicky Taylor, the head of interactivity at the BBC, who recently announced they would start paying for viewer contributed content.

The speakers will be followed by lunch, workshop sessions and end with a panel discussion.

Details should be on mediaskills.org.uk shortly. In the meantime you can book a place for £80+VAT through Sarah Calhaem on 0121 204 9883 or email Sarah.Calhaem@uce.ac.uk


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Paul Bradshaw lectures on the Journalism degree at UCE Birmingham media department. He writes a number of blogs including the Online Journalism Blog, Interactive PR and Web and New Media

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