Editor as Entrepreneur Lessons from the Digital Front

On May 15th my department is hosting the 6th Journalism leaders forum on the topic of the Editor as entrepreneur.

This is a networking event and panel discussion with plenty of interesting people around.

The panel consists of

Eamonn Carey is the co-founder and director of the Dublin-based Random Thoughts Media which specialises in mobile and broadband content. The company currently produces a twice weekly football show for Ireland 3, Ireland’s first made-for-mobile video series.

Robin Hamman is co-ordinator of the BBC Blogs Network and behind the much-discussed BBC Manchester Blog project. His own blog, cybersoc.com, was recently named amongst the ‘”most influential voices” in the UK media industry by the Press Gazette.

Nick Jaspan is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded and sold Newsco Publications, opened and closed the North West Enquirer and in April launched the regional media news portal, How-Do. He is non-executive director of j4b (Just for Business), an information publishing, technology and business services company based in Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Chair – Bob Eggington is a journalist-turned-tech-whizz whose many new media projects have included establishing BBC News Online. Eggington is an associate staff member of the Journalism Leaders Programme

The fourn starts at 5:15 at the Greenbank building in Preston.

There is a PDF version of the Invite or you can get details at http://journalismleadersforum.blogspot.com

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