Hyperlocal Newsroom Conclave
With sponsorship from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the event is being held the evening of July 8 and all day July 9, 2011 as part of the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s Hyperlocal Newsroom Academy, a summer initiative to engage, teach and inspire young journalists and excite them about these new community constructs.
The academy’s centerpiece is the NYU-NYTimes.com The Local East Village, NYU’s local community news and information site and its hyperlocal innovation laboratory.
The format is “anti-panel,” starting on Friday night, July 8, with cocktails and a welcome by Jeff Jarvis and ending with Jay Rosen leading the wrap on Saturday after the day’s work. In between will be these discussion prompters and many more.
Participant Homework and Hashtag
- Parts one and two of Slate’s “Hyperloco” by Jack Shafer and the attendant comment stream:
- From Jessica Durkin of Block-by-Block
- From Ted Mann on the demise of InJersey, Gannett’s hyperlocal effort on Street Fight
- …And this aggregation of the same and similar
- A piece by Mallory Tenore about Gannett’s Jersey hyperlocal experiment
- Hyperlocal Is Only as Good as Its Talent
- Will the Internet Inevitably Turn Hyperlocal Reporting to Crap?
- Howard Owens from The Batavian on the Hyperlocal Conclave
- On the use of SeeClickFix at Boston.com
- How Hyperlocal Has a Future by Scripting News