This is the blog arising out of the Citizen Journalism 2007 conference that took place in Birmingham on January 26, where members of the news industry, academics, and bloggers looked at the issues raised by this increasingly mainstream form.

The day had three keynote speakers:

Michael Hill – the newly appointed Head of Multimedia at Trinity Mirror who has already expressed a desire to make the most of citizen journalism.

Tom Reynolds – the blogger behind Random Acts of Reality and the author of ‘Blood, Sweat and Tea’, a collection of blog posts that reached no.8 on Amazon.

And Vicky Taylor – the head of interactivity at the BBC, who recently announced they would start paying for viewer contributed content.

The conference was hosted by the UCE Birmingham’s Department of Media and Communication. This blog was established by Paul Bradshaw, Senior Lecturer in Online Journalism and Magazines in the department, who also maintains the Online Journalism Blog. If you wish to contribute to the blog please contact him.


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