Hack the future of journalism online.
Mozilla, Knight, and the BBC host a design jam in Manchester
June 1, 5 - 7pm, BBC Club in Manchester
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?
Qualify directly for a yearlong paid fellowship at the BBC, Guardian, and other major news outlets by entering your idea during the jam.
Team up with innovative peers and build prototypes that help journalists take advantage of the open web and engage with citizens in new ways.
Beer and pizza included.
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4:30pm - Doors open
5:00pm - Welcome and Innovation Talks
Meet the fellow participants and learn about the Knight-Mozilla News Innovation Challenges and fresh projects from the BBC and others.
- BBC - Andrew Leimdorfer - BBC News Specials and maximizing the impact of journalism online
- Mozilla - MIchelle Thorne and Desigan Chinniah - MoJo
5:30pm - Brainstorm and Design Jam
Brainstorm around three news challenges:
- 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?
Enter your ideas for a shot at a paid one year fellowship at the BBC, Guardian, and other news outlets.
6:30pm - Submit ideas and socialize at the BBC
Enter your submission to the Knight Mozilla News Innovation Challenge. Grab a beer and enjoy the crowd.
7:30pm - A Pint at Thirsty Scholar
Continue the conversation at a nearby pub, Thirsty Scholar.
Venue: BBC Club, Manchester (map)
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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/