cnni panel discussion at the frontline this thursday

976714709_b85447e3d7 I've been involved in helping CNNi, a client, organise a panel discussion on the role of mobile phones in news gathering, journalism and the consumption of news. The event, which has as an online media partner, will take place on Thursday 22 July at the Frontline Club in London. Tickets are free but you'll need to sign up in advance.

Here's more detail:

Mobile phones are changing the way we learn about and experience news.
Citizen journalists and ordinary people are, increasingly, beating TV
crews to the scene of breaking news stories. Mobile technology is
becoming an essential part of the professional journalist's tool-kit.
Mobiles are also changing the way we consume news, allowing people on
the move to keep abreast of the stories important to them.

This panel discussion brings together a
range of experts from journalism, academia and mainstream media to
discuss the role of mobile phones in newsgathering, reporting and the
consumption of news. Topics include:

* The role of eyewitness reports, captured and shared via mobile,
in news today
* The motivation of citizen journalists and others who share news
related content via their mobiles
* The importance of mobile journalism skills to the work of
professional journalists
* Inspirational examples of stories covered by journalists and
others using mobile phones
* Tips on creating great stories using a mobile phone
* How are mobile phones changing the way we find and consume news
* The impact of new technology on the business of news


Louis Gump
Vice President Mobile, CNN
Louis is vice president of CNN
Mobile, responsible for managing CNN’s mobile business. Based in CNN’s
headquarters in Atlanta, he
directs CNN’s mobile strategy and
development to meet consumer needs and grow overall reach, usage and

Alex Wood
Freelance Mobile Journalist, Producer and Lecturer
Alex is a freelance journalist and co-founder of Not on the Wires, a
multimedia journalism production company. He created G20 London Live, a
mobile journalism project covering the G20 summit in London. He also
teaches mobile journalism to students at London South Bank University.

Andy Dickinson
Course Leader, BA Digital Journalism Production, University
of Central Lancashire
Andy teaches Digital and Online Journalism at the Department of
at the University of Central Lancashire,
which has had dedicated postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Online
Journalism since 1999. In his spare time he edits TV programmes and
provides training for journalists moving to Digital.

Ben Hammersley
Editor at Large, Wired UK
Ben is Editor at Large of Conde Nast's Wired UK magazine, Director of Digital at Six
Creative and Principal of Dangerous Precedent. Hammersley previously
worked as the first Internet reporter for The Times and as a reporter
for The Guardian as well as reporting from  Iran and Afghanistan.

Jonathan Hewett
Director, Newspaper Journalism, City University

Jonathan is Director of Newspaper in the Department of Journalism
at City University, London. The course combines practical skills
training in reporting, interviewing, writing, editing,
research, newspaper production and digital production skills, including
the use of mobile phones and social media.

Drinks and networking from 6.30pm


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