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Sustaining Local Journalism: new ways of funding local reporting



Public, Staff, Alumni, Academics

A one-day conference jointly sponsored by the European Journalism Training Association and the Department of Journalism at City University London.

Location: Room AG22, College Building, City University London, St. John Street, London EC1V 4PB

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10:00. Panel discussion: How is online local reporting going to survive?

  • Rick Waghorn, founder of and Addiply
  • Jose Otarola-Silesky, International Press Institute

11:00. Stop worrying about "journalism" and "income"
William Perrin, founder of

11:30. Coffee

12:00. Panel discussion. Hyperlocals across the Channel and North Sea

  • Bart Bijnens, (Belgium), project manager of the hyperlocal department at Het Belang van Limburg
  • Bart Brouwers (Netherlands), founder of, Telegraaf Media Group's concept for a nationwide hyperlocal news and information platform
  • Ernst Poulsen (Denmark), freelance web journalist who has worked in new media since 1998, and co-founder and first chairman of the Danish Online News Association

13:30. Lunch

14.30. Presentation and question and answer via Skype. Hard Economic Lessons for News
Jeff Jarvis, City University New York, Director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism

15.00. Panel discussion. The future of local news


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10.00am - 4.00pmFriday 13th May 2011

AG22 College Building St John Street London EC1V 4PB United Kingdom

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