Here Comes Everyone :)
Citizen Journalism in the Digital Age

Digital technology promises a new world where a multiplicity of voices can be heard on affordable mobile and Internet platforms, diminishing the role and authority of traditional media. Be it images of Iranian dissent via Twitter or campaigns on council spending instigated by local groups like Kington Blackboard, citizen journalism is having an impact on political life globally and locally.

Wed 3 March, 11.00am - The Courtyard Hereford
Day Ticket £15/£12

To open up the debate we bring together social media practitioners as well as print and broadcast journalists to consider practice, voice, impartiality and access.

Tim Beech, Editor of BBC Radio Shropshire and involved in discussions about the future of the BBC's journalism and Emily James, the main producer of Climate Camp TV, are joining the panels.

Burma VJ11.00 - 12.30pm

Screening: Burma VJ - Reporting from A Closed Country (12A)

12.30 - 1.30pm


Christian Payne1.30 - 2.00pm

Christian Payne

One of the most widely recognised mobile media makers online, Christian Payne, aka Documentally / Our Man Inside, will talk about how he engages with his immediate surroundings and the wider world.

2.00 - 3.00pm

Get Local

Speakers: Matthew Engel, Guardian journalist; Jesse Norman, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Hereford; contributions from Hereford Heckler, the city's one and only anarchic newsletter and from Kington Blackboard, an online local news site with recent campaign success under their belt. Chair: Bill Laws, freelance journalist, author and editor.

3.15 - 4.15pm

Helen LiesGo Global

Speakers: Helen Iles of Undercurrents, Winner Digital Hero Wales Award 2009; Christian Payne; Jake Bowers, Editor of Travellers Times Online and representatives from Index on Censorship (TBC) and the Climate Camp.
Chair: Nic Millington, CEO of Rural Media Company

4.15 - 4.45pm


The Yes Men Fix The World4.45 - 6.15pm

Screening: The Yes Men Fix The World (12A)

Talk About LocalTalk About Local Workshop

Thur 4 March 10.00am - 2.00pm
The Courtyard Hereford

Workshop fee: £15/£10

talk about local gives people the skills and support to find a powerful online voice. Join the team to learn to use simple, free yet powerful online platforms to raise awareness on issues that matter to you and make a real difference in your community! Please bring your own laptop.

Supported by
Screen WMERDF ERDF Advantage West Midlands

This event is also sponsored by
The Rural Media Company

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