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[ecrea] Community Journalism Conference 16 January 2013

Mon Dec 03 17:32:01 GMT 2012

Leading researchers, thinkers and community journalism practitioners will come together at Cardiff University's School of Journalism Media and Cultural Studies on *Wednesday 16 January* to look at innovation and opportunity in this fast evolving sector. Latest research findings from the UK and USA will be unveiled at the conference which will also provide some practical learning and exploration of creative and effective use of digital and social media in gathering news, building audience and engaging citizens.

Prof Richard Sambrook, Director of the Journalism Centre at Cardiff said:

" Community journalism is emerging as a vibrant way of filling the news gap left by the contraction of local newspapers with some exiting and inspiring examples of what can be done at low cost with passion skill and persistence. This sector has huge potential for carving out a new, independent space created by and for communities. Local people need the glue of shared information and opinion about what's on their doorstep as well as a place to have their voice heard.

Like all emerging areas of enterprise, there is a need to nurture and network practitioners and to learn more about what is happening and key factors for success. That is why Cardiff is launching a new Centre for Community Journalism and bringing together leading players in the field."

Speakers will include Jan Schaffer, MD of the Institute for Interactive Journalism at Washington DC and Damian Radlcliffe, author of the first review of the sector in the UK. More details, including registration can be found at

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