We’ve bringing together a panel of expert n0tice-ers, publishers and journalists to discuss some of the issues around local news – and we’d love to see you there.
On the panel
* Keith Magnum founding editor of the Hackney Citizen, an independent local newspaper launched in 2008.The publication was shortlisted for the 2011 Newspaper Awards’ ‘Best Use of New Media’ category for its voter-led Digital Debates hosted on its website at the time of the 2010 general and local elections.
* Nicky Getgood is the Communications Manager at Talk About Local – recruiting, training and working with IT trainers and active citizens across the UK to help them create and develop simple yet effective community websites and online profiles. She managed the popular Birmingham hyperlocal website Digbeth is Good since it began in May 2008 until December 2011. Nicky is interested in ways of using storytelling, game-playing and events within communities to tell their stories and effect positive change.
* Nigel Barlow is a journalist and writer based in Manchester. Founder member of Inside the M60,an independent local news site for the city.Passionate about local journalism and the survival of independent local news and its importance in letting communities know what is going on in their city and neighbourhood.
* Martin Wainwright is the Guardian’s Northern editor and prolific blogger at The Northerner blog. Martin joined the Guardian in London in 1976, moved to Yorkshire in 1987 and has been Northern Editor since 1995. He runs a moth trap in Leeds (martinsmoths.blogspot.com) and has written and broadcast extensively on wildlife.
Hyperlocal journalism: Introducing www.n0tice.com is on Sunday 25 March 1.45pm in the Limehouse room.
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