April 21, 2009
If you’re reading uwishunu, you probably have at least a vague interest in the future of journalism, one of the most important pillars of our democracy.
I don’t mean to get all high-minded on you, but conversations about the methods of how you get your news and information are happening across the country right now. And, it turns out, one of the more accessible and meaningful of those conversations is going to happen in Philadelphia on Saturday. You can attend FOR FREE.
The national BarCamp for NewsInnovation is being held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Annenberg Hall of Temple University this Saturday, April 25th. The dialogue will be held in a style of un-conferences devoted to the concept that everyone has something worth saying and can voice it if he so chooses – how perfectly Quaker that sounds.
The beauty of it is anyone can attend – and more than 300 people already have committed to do so – and anyone can speak. That means, you, casual Philly blogger or even casual Philly-blog reader, can be mixing and mingling with staffers, tech-heads and administration from places like the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Washington Post, Gatehouse Media and other reporters from as far away as Oregon and Florida.
Your grandchildren will likely hardly understand the concept of a newspaper. The future of news is being decided now. If that future is being discussed and debated a short trip up the Broad Street line for one day and for free, shouldn’t you be there?
Saturday, April 25, 2009, 10AM – 5PM
Annenberg Hall @ Temple University
2020 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA