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News Innovation 'Unconference' – Friday 10th July

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What do these have in common:

Audioboo – an ‘iphone audio blogging app’ that came of age during the G20 protests and is now being touted as the ‘YouTube of the spoken word’ (from Matthew Weaver on

Addiply – ‘Perfectly targetted local advertising’ software aimed at entrepreneurial journalists and online news organisations. Rick Waghorn tells you more about it on his blog, and you can see it in action on the Peoples Republic of South Devon

Guardian Open Platform – enabling people to build applications out of the Guardian’s content (like trending swearwords…). A ‘chasmic leap into the future’ says Tom Watson.

Talk About Local – ‘a project to give people in their communities a powerful online voice’ by teaching them how to use online community and reporting tools.

Journalisted – a directory of all the journalists published in the national press and on the BBC with links to their articles and other useful info (statement of interest – we built and run Journalisted – and are about to launch a new version) at

Debategraph – enabling you to use interactive graphics to help structure debate. “What’s cool here: This tool lets you “see” and engage with ideas, and explore their inter-relationships, very elegantly” says Craig Stoltz (from

Help Me Investigate – where you will be able to ‘Collaborate with other people to investigate things you all care about’. Paul Bradshaw explains more on his OnlineJournalismBlog

They are all news innovations that have the potential to change the way we fund, gather, publish and consume news on the web.

But it’s rare that the people who developed these innovations, who use them, or who who want to understand their potential, get a chance to meet and discuss them (the recent JeeCamp being a notable exception).

That’s why we, the Media Standards Trust and the Web Science Research Initiative, are organising News Innovation London – a half-day ‘unconference’ on 10th July, supported by NESTA (and at NESTA’s swish 1 Plough Place venue).

The idea is to get a bunch of journalists, developers and thinkers (academics and think tank types) together to talk about this stuff and learn from one another. It’s an unconference so there’s no formal programme and anyone can put their name down to present (wiki to go up shortly).

It’s free – as long as you register in time, and as long as you’re prepared to participate (and maybe even present). You can register at

If you’re developing an online news innovation yourself, or know about one you think should get an airing, please do tell me about it here or, even better, come along on the 10th.

Written by Martin Moore

June 4th, 2009 at 9:51 am

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