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Community Journalism Conference

Cardiff University's Community Journalism Conference will explore the latest thinking, research and hands on experience in the rapidly developing field of hyperlocal and community journalism and examine the potential for engaging and empowering communities using digital technologies and social networks in innovative, low cost and sustainable ways. Cymraeg

Community Journalism

Traditional local and community journalism is being transformed by digital technologies and changes in patterns of media consumption and distribution.

In some cases communities have been left with no independent news and information and no shared space for building cohesion and understanding. This poses a serious challenge to independent journalism and to the maintenance of healthy, engaged and cohesive democratic communities.

The Future of News

At the same time – in the UK, Europe and the US – we are seeing the emergence of new, innovative community and local journalism enterprises created by and for local people. As with all developing sectors, the potential and pitfalls are becoming more apparent, with new ways of working and models of sustainability forming.

Global learning: local impact

This conference brings some of the worlds leading thinkers and academics together with hyper local journalists, innovators and policy makers to examine the emerging evidence and look at tools for effective development of community news hubs.

Community Journalism

It is also the start of building a vibrant network of community news hubs launching Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism.

Registration and Venue

The conference will take place at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in the Bute Building, Cathays Park. CF10 3NB

Conference Schedule

Conference contributors and biogs

Conference workshops

Follow the School @CardiffJOMEC and the conference #CJC13

The cost per delegate is £95 with lunch and refreshments provided.

Registration and Venue

Community news practitioners are invited to apply to attend for a reduced fee of £40.

Booking is now closed

Who should attend?

The conference will be of interest to practitioners, decision makers, opinion formers, academics, and enablers, including:

  • Those working in the media who have an interest in shaping the future of community and local journalism
  • Academics, policy makers, community workers and activists
  • Community and local journalists leading or planning enterprises
  • Funding bodies and commercial social media companies

The conference will focus on sharing the latest hyperlocal journalism research; identifying key enablers and factors affecting success or failure; as well as initiating a network of hyperlocal and community journalists is Wales.

It will also raise the profile of community and local journalism and will examine the potential for partnerships and policy support to achieve outcomes for communities.

Who should attend?

Conference speakers and session presenters will impart essential practical knowledge covering digital tools, law and ethics.

Conference Speakers include:
Contact the Conference

Contact Sara Moseley for speaker details and conference content queries.
MoseleyS@cardiff.ac.uk ¦ 029 208 76843

Contact Emma Meese for session details and content queries.
MeeseE@cardiff.ac.uk ¦ 029 208 70101

Contact the Conference

Contact Deb Lloyd for session times and booking queries.
LloydDL@cardiff.ac.uk ¦ 029 208 74509