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
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.
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
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The cost per delegate is £95 with lunch and refreshments provided.
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.
Conference speakers and session presenters will impart essential practical knowledge covering digital tools, law and ethics.
- Leighton Andrews AM, (@LeightonAndrews) Minister for Education and Skills
- Jan Schaffer, Executive Director of the Institute for Interactive Journalism, Washington D.C.
- Damian Radcliffe, author of the first review of the UK's hyper local sector
- Solana Larsen, (@solanasaurus) Managing Editor of Global Voices Online, an award winning worldwide network of bloggers
- Simon Milner (Director of Policy at Facebook UK)
- Prof Richard Sambrook, (@Sambrook) Director of Cardiff University’s Centre for Journalism
- Prof Ian Hargreaves, Professor of Digital Economy at Cardiff University
- John Kingsbury, Programme Director, Creative Economy, NESTA
- View all contributors and biogs
Choose three workshops to attend
Delegates will have the opportunity to attend three of the following workshops, to be chosen in advance:
2. Using social media to gather news and build audience
Using social media is sponsored by NUJ Training Wales
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 Deb Lloyd for session times and booking queries.
LloydDL@cardiff.ac.uk ¦ 029 208 74509