SoGlos.com had the pleasure of attending the first-ever JEEcamp on Friday 14 March – a Journalism Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 'unconference' organised by Paul Bradshaw (who you might remember covered SoGlos.com's launch last year) of the Online Journalism Blog.
The event saw a number of leading journalists, bloggers, commentators and innovators in attendance, discussing the challenges facing today's new media publishers, particularly in light of digital media replacing the role of conventional print publications.
Rick Waghorn's keynote speech proved particularly insightful, as the online entrepreneur discussed everything from business models and funding through to the challenges faced in his work on Myfootballwriter.com – regularly cited as one of the most innovative regional developments in UK online journalism (and for good reason too).
Martin Stabe (who also covered SoGlos.com's launch last year) from Press Gazette offered attendees a wealth of commentary as he formed part of a panel which also included the no-holds-barred Mark Comerford and Scoopt innovator Kyle MacRae – all taking questions posed by attendees in addition to those tuning-in to the unconference over the web.
All in all the day's proceedings provided plenty of food for thought in terms of journalism past, present and future, with interactive sites such as Nigel Eccles' news-forecasting Hubdub and Tim Hood's celebrity-quizzing Yoosk garnering particular attention. The SoGlos.com team will be discussing everything in more detail over the coming weeks, particularly as plans for a number of innovative new features for the online magazine are shaped up…