Shameless plug: BCNI Philly is this Saturday - Technical.ly Philly

Apr. 23, 2009 4:12 pm

Shameless plug: BCNI Philly is this Saturday

Event Details: When: 4/25. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Where: Temple U, Annenberg Hall Interested in attending? Register! This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Temple University, the entire TP crew along with 150 of our closest friends will be tackling a problem that is very near and […]
Event Details:

When: 4/25.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Doors open at 9 a.m.

Where: Temple U, Annenberg Hall

Interested in attending? Register!

This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Temple University, the entire TP crew along with 150 of our closest friends will be tackling a problem that is very near and dear to our hearts: the current state of news and journalism.

The journalism industry has had numerous conferences and back door CEO meetings, but some of us think its time to try something different, thus BarCamp NewsInnovation was born. Many of us have been yelling at the TV over bias, decrying the lack of certain stories going uncovered in our local paper and wondering how the media industry can fully (and profitably) embrace the Web.

So we’ll be taking the BarCamp format so popular for tech events and applying it to news. Journalists, media types, bloggers, techies, programmers, designers, executives, students and anyone else who is interested will be converging at Temple University for 8 hours of news talk. Like our beloved BarCamp Philly, anyone can make a presentation, as long as its about news. We hope thins brings some frank, unconventional talk to an industry that needs it.

Initially when I made the pitch to wrestle the national event from, *ahem*, lesser cities, I said that Philadelphia’s thriving tech scene was one reason to have it here. Since then, we’ve started this blog and it has only reaffirmed our belief, and we would love to see some of our readers stopped on by.

Set to attend are media execs, reporters and editors  from the Inky, Philly.com, Washington Post, GateHouse Media, Fox News, LA Times, McClatchy, Associated Press and more. I’d guess that all of these companies will be looking for some fresh thinking that I think TP’s readership can provide. So I ask you to take the Broad Street Line up to Temple for a few hours, and maybe you can help us save the news industry … or, at the very least, have a good time at the afterparty at National Mechanics.

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See you there!

(And, if you cant make it, follow #BCNIPhilly on Twitter)

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