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JEEcamp live coverage – take part from your desktop

If you’ve not been able to attend JEEcamp, you can still take part online. We will be running live coverage at JournalismEnterprise.com – and taking your questions and comments.

We’ll be using CoverItLive, which allows users to post comments, chatroom-style, and we’ll be incorporating these into the event itself.

Here’s how it (should) work: there will be five topics being discussed during the event: funding; business models; online news models; legals; and building audiences and community.

Each topic will have a correspondent attached – a journalism student from Birmingham City University who will be reporting what’s being discusse, but also feeding back any comments or questions from people following JEEcamp online.

That’s all assuming the wifi works, of course…

JEEcamp already has a fantastic mix of people from the news and tech industries – with people coming from as far away as Latvia, Sweden, Spain and South Korea too.

To join in online go to http://journalismenterprise.com/jeecamp-live-coverage/ from 9am till 4pm GMT on Friday March 14 (to convert to your own time zone use this converter)

Ahead of the event you can also add to the event wiki at http://jeecamp.pbwiki.com – in particular any questions under the themes being discussed (http://jeecamp.pbwiki.com/topics)

And finally, there’s an aggregator blog at www.jeecamp.com for anything tagged ‘jeecamp’ on WordPress, Flickr, YouTube, or Delicious (also search results for ‘jeecamp’ on Twitter, Google Blog Search and Technorati).

Look forward to meeting you (virtually)…

Want to fly to JEEcamp from the US or Canada? Sponsorship available

If you live in North America and would still like to come to JEEcamp but for the cost of flying to the UK – help may be at hand.

I’ve managed to secure sponsorship from the European Journalism Centre to support up to five attendees. So if you’d like to come to JEEcamp but had discounted it because of cost, contact Kathlyn Clore at the European Journalism Centre on clore@ejc.nl

She will be able to identify if you qualify for some sponsorship.

We are now expecting over 50 attendees from across the spectrum of news organisations and startups. Full list at jeecamp.pbwiki.com, where you can also sign up to attend.

UK online journalism innovators – what questions would you ask them? (JEEcamp)

Friday will see over 40 of the UK’s innovators in online journalism (plus some from other countries) gather for JEEcamp – the Journalism Enterprise and Entrepreneurship unconference. They include people who have launched journalism startups like Scoopt and Yoosk; local journalists who oversee hyperlocal and blogger projects; freelancers with an eye on the digital future; and national journalists who have built online communities around their brands (for a full list – or to sign up to attend yourself, see the JEEcamp wiki).

The unconference will, broadly, discuss five areas. These are:

  1. Business models (including advertising)
    • Audience development (including communities)
    • Funding
      • Legals
      • Online news models

      But that’s just the start. Within those areas, what questions do you think we should be discussing? What questions would you ask?

      JEEcamp is approaching capacity – book your place now

      It’s two weeks till JEEcamp – the ‘unconference’ around journalism enterprise and entrepreneurship. There are now over 40 people signed up across the JEEcamp wiki and Facebook event page, representing the national and regional press, tabloid and broadsheet, magazines, bloggers, freelancers, academics and journo startups.

      So if you still want to come but haven’t signed up, please add your name to the wiki asap (the password is jee), as I may stop new registrations soon.
      Also, sponsorship is available if you’re travelling from afar.

      JEEcamp – in mainland Europe but can’t afford to come? sponsorship for travel/accommodation available

      I’ve managed to secure sponsorship from the European Journalism Centre to (initially) support up to five attendees to JEEcamp. So if you’d like to come to JEEcamp but had discounted it because of cost, contact Kathlyn Clore at the European Journalism Centre on clore@ejc.nl

      She will be able to identify if you qualify for some sponsorship.

      Many thanks to the EJC for this – it was their European Bloggers Unconference that inspired the decision to make this an unconference in the first place. Continue reading

      JEEcamp – the Journalism Enterprise and Entrepreneurship unconference

      JEEcamp banner

      On March 14 I will be hosting an ‘unconference’ around journalism enterprise and entrepreneurship. Rick Waghorn, of MyFootballWriter.com, will make the keynote speech.

      JEEcamp is an opportunity for a range of people to get together to talk about how on earth journalists and publishers can make a living from journalism in the era of free information, what the challenges are, and what we’ve learned so far.

      It is also an opportunity for people with different skills and experiences to network, share those experiences, and perhaps suggest partnerships or new projects.

      Attendees might have launched their own journalism project – or worked on one within a mainstream organisation. Or they might just have lots of great ideas, or knowledge about the area.

      Anyone can attend by signing up on the event wiki at http://jeecamp.pbwiki.com/ – first come, first served. To add your name, click ‘Edit Page’ – the password is ‘jee‘.

      JEEcamp will take place on

      Friday March 14 at The Bond in Digbeth, Birmingham (map)

      Attendees will be asked to pay £20 towards the costs of the venue – if sponsorship is acquired that money will go to a charity decided by vote.

      UPDATE: The event is now listed on Facebook if you want to add yourself there too.