BarCamp NewsInnovation 2011 recap

The third annual BarCamp NewsInnovation was live as ever with three prominent advancements.

  1. Group Session: We had the dazzling Wall Street Journal social media editor Zach Seward talk deep analytics over lunch.
  2. Open Gov Hackathon: With the support of the Tropo team, we had a hackathon focused on tools that journalists could use, and the OPA Data Liberator was among the results.
  3. More free food and beer: We’ve always tried to give people value for their time, keeping people fed and quenched while they were talking the future of the news conversation. Well, if you don’t mind our saying, we’d suggest we outdid ourselves, with the generous support of the Center for Public Interest Journalism, we had an after-party at the nearby Draught Horse bar full of free beer and good eats.

The 150 journalists, practitioners and friends were fed well, talked much and learned plenty. Thanks to our sponsors.

Some roundups here:

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