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 Journalism.co.uk 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:
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.
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:
in news today
related content via their mobiles
others using mobile phones
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
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.
of Central Lancashire
Journalism 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.
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.
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.