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We’re often asked to give talks and hold workshops about topics including journalism, data, culture, hyperlocal and social media.

Here’s brief details of some of those events attended – if you’d like to discuss a speaking or workshop opportunity please email us: DimSumDigital [@]

2015 Date Event Talk
Mar 16 Culture metrics, Manchester Museum. Presentation to workshop for cultural organisations in a research programme.
Mar 13 Crowdfunding Journalism Seminar, Oslo Presentation on the journalism crowdfunding platform
Feb 28 Talk About Local Unconference, London Co-host for unconference for hyperlocal and independent UK publishers.
Feb 27 Journalism Entrepreneurship Summit, London Chair of a panel of journalism entrepreneurs.
Feb 18 South African Freelancers Association, Cape Town (SAFREA) Presentation on the journalism crowdfunding platform
Feb 6-20 Media training, Cape Town Series of workshops aimed at organisations working for social good for The Indigo Trust.
Jan 19 Culture metrics, Manchester Museum. Presentation to workshop for cultural organisations in a research programme.
2013 Date Event Talk
June 4 Nigerian journalists’ study tour, London. UK’s hyperlocal scene with William Perrin and Francois Nel.
May 28 Delegation of Danish journalists, London Introduction to so-lo-mo and
April 28 Society of Editors regional conference, Coventry Being local in a mobile first world
January 16 Community Journalism Conference, Cardiff How to set up hyperlocal platforms, open source sites and using multi platforms. With Glyn Mottershead.
2012 Date Event Talk
December 11 NewsRewired, London Quickfire presentation on augmented reality for bloggers and journalists.
December 11 Destination Local, Nesta, London. Afternoon workshop on progress of mobile initiatives from hyperlocal innovators via the Destination Local project.
October 11 Digital Radio Conference 2012, Turin. n0tice: The making of an open journalism toolkit.
June 15-17. MADE start-up weekend, Preston. Intensive workshops for hyperlocal entrepreneurs drawn from across the UK.
2011 Date Event Talk
Mar 1 How Do: Changing face of media, Manchester Talk on the hyperlocal revolution in the UK followed by participation in a panel event.
Apr 3 Talk About Local and Guardian Local Unconference 2011, Cardiff. Support in the organisation of the annual unconference for hyperlocal operators.
Apr 4/5 Technology and the Big Society Research, Lancaster. Participation in two day workshop to formulate academic research on the technology challenges with effective community engagement.
Apr 14 Local Media Forum, Leeds University Participation in workshop and debate looking at the future of local media.
Oct 21 Mediafabric, Prague Presentation on the story of UK hyperlocal.
Nov 11 Innovation through heritage,Salford Re-imagining the local news space
2010 Date Event Talk
January 14 News Rewired, London. Talk on local digital journalism followed by panel event with Joanna Geary (The Times) and Phillip John (Lichfield Blog).
March 4 The Pierhead Sessions, Cardiff. Panelist to discuss the future of journalism with Charlie Beckett (Director of Polis), Andrew Pierce (The Daily Mail), and Ian Hargreaves (Chair).
March 18 Multimedia Meets Radio conference, Hilversum, Holland. Talk; How The Guardian is making news social followed by panel event with Kate Arkless Gray and Kristin Zeier.
September 2010 London Neighbourhoods Online Unconference. Session on how hyperlocal media can work with the mainstream media.
October 2010 Journalism in a Social World, London. Panellist with the BBC and Channel 4 at The Social Media Academy.
November 4 Media 2.0 – How mainstream media is adjusting to the new world, Manchester. Panelist at the PRCA National Conference to discuss the impact of social media on the mainstream.
December 4 Playspace, Contact Theatre, Manchester. Session on digital storytelling at the unconference strand.
2009 Date Event Talk
October 2 Ted X Manchester Talk on the future of journalism.
October 21 Girl Geek Dinners, Leeds Future of journalism talk.
October 29 Digital Editors’ Network, Preston. Overview of the local landscape.
December 8 Don’t Panic, Manchester. Future of journalism talk.
December 10 AOP Microlocal, London. Presentation; The local landscape. Followed with chairing a panel with Paul Bradshaw (BCU), Roger Green (Newsquest) and  Lori Cunningham, (Johnston Press)
and David Higgerson (Trinity Mirror).

Written by sarahhartley

April 4th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

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