BarCamp NewsInnovation is a series of “unconferences” happening around the nation with the goal of bringing together “energetic, tech-savvy, open-minded individuals who embrace the chaos in the media industry because the ability to do really cool things still exist. We also need find those people outside of our industry who love to consume news and information and are great thinkers and innovators.”
On the 21st of February, 2009, we’re bringing a regional edition to Portland. The Daily Vanguard has generously provided space at Portland State, but we’ve still got a lot of planning to do between now and then. If you’ll be in the area and are interested in helping out, please leave your name on the wiki and sign up for the Google Group. Personally, I’ll be satisfied if I get to spend a day jamming with like-minded entrepreneurs on these ideas:
- What are the core competencies of a news organization online?
- What is journalism in 10 years? How does journalism evolve with technology?
- What would a local news startup look like?
Being back in the States on the 21st also means I’m ending my work in Peru prematurely, but CoPress has really taken off and I’m stoked to get back and be able to take it to the next level.