This post should go live just as I finish my talk on ‘Citizen Journalism’ somewhere in Birmingham. I’m actually writing this at 5am before getting ready to leave and catch my train.
It’s been a weird thing to write – I had no idea who my audience would be. Would they be hard-bitten editors of national newspapers? Would they be bloggers seeking insight into citizen journalism, or would it be a mix of all different people.
So I decided to keep my talk pretty simple, not concerning myself with the nuts and bolts of how ‘us’ and ‘them’ (an what a distiction that is!) would work together. I even stopped myself from trying to predict the future.
Instead I thought that I’d tell everyone about two ethical concerns that have popped up in the last few weeks, and have a discussion around them. There is going to be a panel discussion in the afternoon which I’m more looking forward to – hopefully they won’t mistake the simplicity of the presentation with a simplicity of my mind.
If you are interested in the presentation, there is a Powerpoint file for download. Note that some images may be copyrighted, that the powerpoint goes with the presentation and that I do indeed have cute animals in it. If there is a video, I’ll try to make it available for download.
I’ll update later with how it went.
(I wonder if they'll notice I never slept last night?)