Do you have ideas for how news and journalism can be edgier, cooler, and more interactive online? Are you a web developer? A designer? A news junkie with a hankering to hack?
Team up with innovative peers and brainstorm ideas that help journalists take advantage of the open web and engage with citizens in new ways.
Qualify directly for a yearlong paid fellowship at the Guardian, the BBC and other major news outlets by entering your idea during the jam.
When: Friday 27th May, 2011 (09.00 – 18.00 with Beer, Pizza & Irn Bru included)
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- Unlocking Video: Tell stories better w/ video online
- Beyond Comment Threads: Re-invent commenting and discussion
- People-Powered News: What would you build to make news better for the people who create and read it?
09:00 - Doors open
09:30 - Coffee / Irn Bru
10:00 - Welcome and Innovation Talks
Meet the fellow participants and learn about the Knight-Mozilla News Innovation Challenges and fresh projects from the Dundee Product Research Studio, Hacks/Hackers Edinburgh, and others.
10.30 Digital-Journo for the day – Andy Dickinson + Paul Egglestone + Michael Macleod
11.30 Flip Out - Go out in teams and make 30 second shorts of the challenges – could be real, could be fictional, could be an animation – just make films that make you think about the challenges. Bring Flips/iPhones/Androids/Whatever-to-make-a-film…
12.30 Pizza and view Flip Outs - Project Flip Outs on walls / show on your laptops / phones / or TVs…
14.00 Idea Gen - Make hundreds of ideas on the challenges
16.30 Drinks – review – upload - Upload your #MoJo challenges for a chance to qualify for that dream internship
18.00 end… or go to the pub – your call?
When & Where
The Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership
The Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership is a three-year partnership between the Knight Foundation and Mozilla to harness open Web innovation for journalism. Through a series of innovation challenges and community events, we will identity 15 fellows that will be embedded in leading newsrooms around the world. These fellows will create new tools, ideas, and news experiences that benefit both readers and newsmakers—all using open technologies. Learn more: https://drumbeat.org/journalism/