On Sat. April 26, the sixth annual Barcamp News Innovation was the largest yet — more than 250 people attended throughout the day. Of the more than 30 sessions, they included:
- A track of learning from Google.
- Another round of pre-planned sessions to help foster ideas.
- A second year of partnership with Content Camp, an effort that brings content marketers, socialÂ web strategists and other digital publishers to our crowd of reporters, editors and news industry types.
- We had a jobs board, where content roles could be placed for attendees to seek.
- No hackathon this year, but some brainstorming for a future one.
9:00 am: Doors open for coffee and bagels, brought to you by Philly.com
10:00-10:45 am: Session One
- Room 2 [45 people]: More Q than A: How and When to Manage Negativity in SocialÂ Marketing
- Room 3 [75 people]: Reporting in a crowded field: Philadelphiaâ€™s built environmentÂ featuring Liz Spikol (Phillymagâ€™s Property) Peter Woodall (Hidden City)Â Sandy Smith (Philly Real Estate) Matt Golas (PlanPhilly) and JonÂ Geeting (This Old City)
- Room 4 [50 people]: The new LAMP stack (Literature, Art, Music and Poetry): What the analogÂ humanities can teach us about digital media led by Greg LinchÂ (Washington Post)
- Room 302: Content as a Service:Â artificial scarcity in a post-ownership economy: David Dylan Thomas
- Room 304:Â The Story Discovery Engine: artificial intelligence for public affairs reporting: Meredith Broussard
- Room 310 [20 people]: Social Media, Entrepreneurship and Politics: Whitney Hoffman
11:00-11:45 am: Session Two
- Room 2: Letâ€™s hijack the article machine and turn it into an ATM led by Josh Cornfield (Associated Press).
- Room 3: Beat reporters and sources: coexisting online together led by Kristen Graham (Philadelphia Inquirer) and Helen Gym (education advocate); Holly Otterbein (WHYY) and Jen Kates (Philadelphia City Council legal)
- Room 4: Google Track: Search, Trends, Public Data, Authorship in Search led by Nicholas Whitaker (Google)
- Room 302: Comics are Magic: why and how comics work as content
- Room 304:Â How to make your content shareable @MartinWeinberg
- Room 310:
12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch Keynote, Amanda Zamora, Pro Publica
1:15-2:00 pm: Session Three
- Room 2: Innovations in Storytelling: get a fellowship/scholarship: @jdriz
- Room 3:Sunlight Foundation and Internet Archive: Help us build a groundbreaking video archive pre election 2014
- Room 4:Â Google Track: Google+ and Hangouts led by Nicholas Whitaker (Google)
- Room 302: Tech Journalism Bubble: @editorialiste and @stevenlevy
- Room 304:Â Workshop: Content modeling for mobile and responsive: @Sara_ann_marie
- Room 310: Pick a business discipline and change your culture: William Davis @williampd
2:15-3:00 pm: Session Four
- Room 2: Freelancers Unite: Tips and tricks on freelance contracts led by @mbloudoff
- Room 3: WordPress AMA led by Aaron Jorbin, Daniel Bachhuber, Kevin Kohler, Will Davis
- Room 4: Google Track: Youtube for Publishers led by Jason Hwang
- Room 302: Content Shock: Cecily Kellogg
- Room 304:
- Room 310: Real-life engagement: get off your computer @migold
3:15-4:00 pm: Session Five
- Room 2: Is it Content or Data: IA crosses the fuzzy line
- Room 3:Don’t save the News: focus on improving our communities, not protecting an industry led by @christopherwink and @ckrewson
- Room 4:
- Room 302:
- Room 304:Â Design in Content Strategy: open forum
- Room 310: Aggregation: Tools, What, When, and Then… – @Chronotope
4:30 pm: After-party Happy Hour at Draught Horse