This isn’t meant to be a conference about Hyperlocal data journalism (but it could be!)
It’s a conference about the way that Hyperlocal AND/OR data AND/OR journalism might work together. I think that there are three distinct but related areas where there are new opportunities. I’ve got some basic definitions of the three areas below for you to agree or disagree with (have at ’em in the comments)
Each of the areas has it’s own distinct ideological and practical approaches.
- they operate as an identity
- they operate as a service
- they all have a role to play in social, economic and political innovation
This would be a free conference in Preston and I’d like your help in what it should cover. My idea is to have one day of insight and examples (not an academic conference). But because I know that some people think there’s too much talking and not enough doing, I’d like to have another day that’s more workshop based – practical how-to sessions. Time to think and time to do. Best of both worlds.
See conference website Here