Journalism entrepreneurship isn’t new. What is new is the level of interest amongst seasoned and would-be entrepeneurs, business startup support agencies, funders, policy makers, educators and researchers concerned about the health of the Fourth Estate.
Still rare, though, are platforms where these various interest groups can connect. That is the aim of the Journalism Entrepreneurship Summit to be held on 27 February 2015 at Google Campus in London.
The day-long workshop will include four panels – journalism entrepreneurs; funding and support agencies; policy makers; and researchers and educators – who willl all reflect on one question: What we did, what we learned, and what we (all) might do next?
Registration opens at 9am with the programme running from 9:30 to 5:30pm followed by a networking reception. Participants are also invited to continue the conversation over dinner. There are only 60 spaces available for this event.
Confirmed participants include:
- Tim Dawson, NUJ president.
- Peter Barron Google’s director of communication and public affairs for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and a former editor of BBC Newsnight.
- Eliot Higgins founder of the Brown Moses Blog and the investigative journalism site Bellingcat and has pioneered the use of open source investigation in conflict zones.
- Kathryn Geels who leads on Nesta’s Destination Local Programme. The programme aims to stimulate a diverse and sustainable UK base of hyperlocal media services that create public value.
- Simon Perry founder of Onthewight.com and a participant in the MADE Project.
- William Perrin founder of Talk About Local and a former Policy Advisor to 10 Downing Street. He currently also serves on the Advisory Board of the Labour Party’s Digital Government Review.
- Jane Singer professor of journalism innovation at City University London.
- Charlie Beckett founding director of the think-tank POLIS and professor in the media and communications department at the London School of Economics
- Douglas Whiteis head of advocacy at the Carnegie UK Trust. He oversees the Trust’s Neighbourhood News and Library Lab programmes and leads the organisation’s working on tackling digital exclusion
- Sarah Hartley editor and co-founder of Contributoria and the CEO of Talk About Local.
- Barbara Trionfi interim Executive Director of the International Press Institute.
- Mark Deuze professor of media studies at the University of Amsterdam and author of Media Work.
Find out more and how to book here on the event website.