This month, ONA Philly is heading over to BarCamp NewsInnovation.
BarCamp NewsInnovation is an annual, one-day national unconference on journalism innovation and the future of news as explored by practitioners and friends. In 2012 again, BCNI will run concurrently with an Open Gov Hackathon presented by Tropo.
The event uses the BarCamp open-grid format where the attendees will set the schedule. In the main lobby of Temple University’s Annenberg Hall at 13th and Diamond streets, there will be a large schedule board full of blank index cards. The day’s schedule will be filled by attendees who invent their own sessions the day of the event. Simultaneously, hackers, coders and designers will be working to use data to create tools for journalists and citizens to make government services more efficient and transparent.
Some of the greatest minds around will discuss new ideas on how to re-energize and innovate the news industry. This is NOT a journalists-only event! Invite any friends from various industries who are concerned about the future of news, information and dissemination. Even your friend who complains about the biased media. Especially that guy. There will be representatives from news organizations all over the country.
The event is $5 (free with a valid student ID) and will be hosted at Annenberg Hall on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and the presentations will start at 10 a.m. After an hour break for lunch at 12 p.m., the last presentations will start at 4 p.m.