For the ninth year, Technically Media and Temple University are hosting the biggest gathering of journalists, editors and media makers in the Philadelphia region. But the name has changed.
On Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, join this accessible and low-cost event now called the Klein News Innovation Camp — formerly known as Barcamp News Innovation.
The name change is for two reasons:
First, to reflect further growth in the relationship between organizer Technically Media and Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication.
Second, to address continued confusion around that word Barcamp, which was always a way to convey the event’s informal unconference style.
An unconference is an event format in which the programming is created and powered by attendees, who arrive in the morning and together choose the day’s sessions. This guarantees accessibility and hotly topical sessions.
Tickets are just $15 and include a continental breakfast, lunch and a happy hour, in addition to a day’s worth of programming. (Tickets are free for Temple students and faculty, who have working temple.edu email addresses).
The event will feature 300 thinkers and doers on how communities are informed. The day will feature sessions on topics like journalism ethics in a troubled era, funding successes, audience engagement, partisanship and a broad array of new thinking.