For our second WePublish event we’re bringing together some of the biggest names from local blogging and journalism to debate the key issues faced by bloggers, journalists and others publishing on and off-line at grass-roots level.
Emma Bearman (The Culture Vulture), Sarah Hartley (The Guardian Local) and Nigel Barlow (Inside the M60) will be lead by Adam Westbrook (Entrepreneurial Journalist and Video Blogger) through the issues that they and you think are key to our present day and future activities.
In addition to the discussion there will be plenty of time to socialise and network with the others attending this unique event.
When: Wednesday 11th May | 6pm-9pm | Old Broadcasting House, Leeds LS2
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ABOUT THE PANEL
Adam Westbrook is a new-media journalist specialising in online video, blogging and social media. He runs studio.fu, an innovative online video production company, working with online magazines, B2B publishers, NGOs and other organisations. He also lectures in video journalism at Kingston University in London, and speaks regularly at conferences and training events.
The Culture Vulture is a curated multi author blog based in the north of England with over 30 contributors. Founded in 2009 by panelist Emma Bearman the blog aims is to delight, inform and connect. They’re also known for a pre-disposition to ask a few cheeky questions along the way.
Launched in March 2010, Inside the M60 publishes a wide range of news from local politics, police news and travel through to community news, local government announcements, opinion, local sport and arts and culture and has quickly become a popular, well-respected publication in Manchester’s highly competitive and crowded publishing marketplace, frequently scooping local print media on big stories. Panelist Nigel Barlow is the co-founder of this local independent online news site, with business partner, Louise Bolotin.
Sarah Hartley is the editor of Guardian Local a collaborative community journalism initiative based in the cities of Leeds, Cardiff and Edinburgh. She also blogs about network journalism, social media, hyperlocal news and online communities. An online journalist since 2000, Sarah started her career in regional newspapers and has an active interest in journalism training and development.
WePublish is a rallying call for all those active in journalism, blogging and publishing to come together and share ideas, experiences and best practice in how we create and deliver great new on and offline editorial and communication experiences.
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