Hyperlocal Journalism: Inside the Patch

UPDATED (Sept. 24) Holly Edgell is unable to make tonight’s event. Dennis Robaugh – Chicago Regional Editor for Patch will appear in her place.

UPDATED (Sept. 13) A Patch recruiter will be attending

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.”

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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 spj_dmc@yahoo.com or use the hashtag #spjpatch

WHEN: Friday, September 24th from 5:30-7pm 

*TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT*

Directions to the event are available at http://hyperlocalnews.eventbrite.com/

 WHO:

Sherry Skalko – Editorial Director, Midwest Region for Patch
Holly Edgell – Regional Editor, St Louis for Patch
Dennis Robaugh – Chicago Regional Editor for Patch
George Slefo – Local Editor, Skokie for Patch

Fernando Diaz, managing editor of Hoy Chicago, will be our panel moderator.

LIMITED SPACE: The Illinois Technology Association has generously donated the space for our event. However, seating is limited. Tickets are FREE! Please bring your ticket with a valid form of ID in order to be admitted into the building.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Journalist, citizen journalists, hackers, programmers, professors

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