speaking at the european broadcasting union

Bbcmanchesterblog BBC Manchester’s Richard Fair and myself will be giving a presentation at the Multimedia Meets Radio conference (pdf) organised by the European Broadcasting Union in Geneva, Switzerland on the 29th and 30th of March.

We’ll be talking about the BBC Manchester Blog project which is a slightly out of the ordinary take on mainstream media’s engagement with the stuff formerly known as user generated content. The conference blog says:

“The Manchester blog project, which is run by Richard Fair and Robin Hamman, turns the conventional BBC way of doing things on its head.

Instead of using sub-editors to review and approve UGC, Richard and Robin simply keep an eye on where contributors are publishing their content online. And rather than building new applications, the project team is helping people to create content on existing platforms, such as Flickr, YouTube and blogger.com.”

The full conference programme can be found here.