This month we will look at the question of funding the future of news. Whether you’re a developer, data journalist, programer, designer or an investigative reporter it's likely that, “innovation” and “funding” are two of your concerns.
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It's unfortunately the only way for us to get the details needed for the shiny guests badges we'll give you on your way in the venue. If you have a +1 (or more), you'll be asked to give their name too :) Thank you!
Funding Journalism & Media Innovation
John Bracken, director of media innovation for the Knight Foundation
John oversees the Knight News Challenge, Knight’s prototype fund, its journalism and technology investments. He has over 10 years experience as a philanthropic investor in digital media, media policy, innovation and global internet freedom, having previously worked at the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.
He will join us live from the U.S. to talk about the Knight News Challenge and discuss the great projects that his organisation has funded in the past few years. He will also give tips on what makes a great journalism project.
Catching up with the Knight-Mozilla Open News fellows
Nicola Hughes, 2012 fellow, The Guardian
Laurian Gridinoc, 2012 fellow, BBC
Stijn Debrouwere, 2013 fellow, The Guardian
Noah Veltman, 2013 fellow, BBC
Knight-Mozilla OpenNews is about building an ecosystem to help journalism thrive on the open web. It's about producing next-generation web solutions that solve real problems in news. It's about supporting communities of developers and journalists as they make, learn and invent together. And it's about deploying fellows—and code—into news organizations to collaborate and innovate in new ways.
During this talk we’ll hear from two winners of this year’s challenge and two of last year's. Each will give us a really quick speech about their journey and their experience as an OpenNews fellow and showcase some of their projects.
Kickstarting a business: the creation of MATTER
Bobbie is the co-founder of journalism startup MATTER, which focuses on producing long-form science journalism. The publication, which launched last year, raised over $140,000 on Kickstarter (well above is $50,000 aim).
He'll be talking running a crowdfunding campaign, why MATTER chose to go the Kickstarter route, and what it has meant to the end product
The future for investigative journalism funding
David is the multi-award winning Guardian's investigations executive editor. His investigative work was behind the jailing of Jonathan Aitken, the exposure of secret payments by arms company BAE, and the recent Wikileaks disclosures.
He will be talking about the way he has been able to undertake his work to date and his concerns about the future funding of investigative news in an online universe. How can large-scale investigations continue as advertising revenue is squeezed?
Bloomberg's London office is on Finsbury Square, near Moorgate tube station. When you get downstairs, the reception will issue you a visitor badge and invite you to go up the escalator where people will guide you down to the auditorium. Don't forget to fill in the Google Form! If you don't, it will take you longer to get in and may cause some delay.
Nachos, hotdogs, beers and other drinks will be provided throughout the evening. There will also be some great opportunities to network at the end of the presentations.
PLEASE ARRIVE IN ADVANCE as you’ll need to print your guest badge at the entrance.
We look forward to seeing you there!