Salon Sunday is an experimental live chat on the Wardman Wire blog at 8pm on Sundays, aiming to encourage conversations across politics, media, technical and other online niches.
This Sunday our interviewee will be Philip John, who founded the Lichfield Blog. The blog is a local news blog opened after the local newspaper closed down, and focuses on “all things Cathedral city since January 2009“. The site has three main editors, a host of contributors, and currently attracts a readership in excess of 10k unique visitors each month. You can read more about the site here, or follow on Twitter at lichfieldblog or philipjohn.
Phil also has an interest in the future of news media – for example what is going to happen to local media, and what opportunities will be opened up when Rupert Murdoch introduces the Times Online paywall – and is convenor of the West Midlands Future of News group.
I’ll publish a longer profile of the blog on Friday at around lunchtime at the Wardman Wire.
If you have any questions to put down in advance, or want to be kept up to date by email, please make a comment below, please leave a comment below.
I’ve tried a couple of different formats for these experimental webchats – one heavily Twitter based, the other having a podcast interview published first followed by an informal chat. This week I’m announcing the interviewee a bit earlier in the week.
This week the pattern, starting at 8pm, will be:
- 20-30 minutes interview about the Lichfield Blog.
- 30 minutes follow up conversation.
Any help in promoting the event is welcome.