On Friday May 8 2009 I’ll be hosting JEEcamp09 – an unconference (or barcamp) for journalism experimenters.
Last year’s JEEcamp was great. This year we’re doing it all again, but with some cute ideas to stir things up.
- Open mic for business models for news: Attendees are invited to explain how they think news can support itself online. 5 min limit.
- Speed networking: attendees get a minute each with a random other attendee to swap cards and explain what they do.
- Musical chairs panel discussion: Begins as a standard panel discussion – but once a panel member has responded to a question, they are replaced by someone else in the ‘audience’, raffle-style.
And there will be other ideas as we go along. If you have any other ideas for stirring up the traditional format, I’d love to hear them.
The day will be opened by Kyle Macrae, the man behind one of the original new media journalism startups, Scoopt. That was sold to Getty in 2007, who closed it down last month. Kyle will be talking about his experiences of getting Scoopt off the ground, and why he thinks Getty failed to make it viable.
After that, the really interesting stuff is in the heads of the attendees, how we – and you – get it out.
You can get tickets at http://jeecamp09.eventbrite.com/ – and add your comments below as to how you’d like this to pan out.
Do you now if there are sponsorships available?
I’d love to come but the 100€ flight to EMA + accomodation is going to be tough on my budget.
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viewsagent.com is a concept aimed at developing discussion around news stories online. There is increasing desire for a dialogue between news providers and the public. A new interactive platform that enabled journalists and the public to interact through their stories and commentary on them would be, I feel, one element of the future.