By Hilary Fosdal | September 3rd, 2010
UPDATED (Sept. 13): A Patch recruiter will be attending
UPDATED (Sept. 3): Panel moderator announced: Fernando Diaz
WHAT: The Society of Professional Journalists’ Digital Media Committee is proud to present an evening of exploration into the much talked about topic of “hyperlocal journalism.”
To give you an idea of the topics that will be discussed, here are a few questions that the panelists will be asked:
- How do you make money selling local news?
- What is a day in the life of a Patch reporter like? What about the editor(s)?
- What content on Patch sites is being consumed the most?
- What, if any, multimedia skill sets is Patch looking for when they hire reporters?
The end of the evening will be Q&A with questions from the audience. Questions via Twitter and e-mail are encouraged for those individuals who cannot attend in person. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the hashtag #spjpatch
Fernando Diaz, managing editor of Hoy Chicago, will be our panel moderator.
WHERE: Illinois Technology Association
200 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
WHEN: Friday, September 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
LIMITED SPACE: The Illinois Technology Association has generously donated the space for our event. However, seating is limited and registration closes two days before the event. Tickets are FREE! Please bring your ticket with a valid form of ID in order to be admitted into the building.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Journalist, citizen journalists, hackers, programmers, professors
What is PATCH? (in their own words):
“We’re a community-specific news and information platform dedicated to providing comprehensive and trusted local coverage for individual towns and communities.” Read more…