Browsing articles in "blog"

Want to sponsor the BCNI afterparty at the Draught Horse?

Mar 9, 2010   //   by Sean Blanda   //   2010, blog  //  3 Comments

While last year’s afterparty had us all treking to old city, this year BCNI aims to make your post-BarCamp life easier.

BCNI 2010′s afterparty will take place immediately after the event at Temple’s very own Draught Horse, a nine minute walk from the event.

The afterparty will undoubtedly be amazing, but we’re looking for a sponsor to chip in to make the event extra special (read: open bar). For under $1000, Draught Horse is willing to provide at least two hours of free drafts and well drinks to all attendees.

If you are interested in sponsoring the afterparty (or BCNI) contact organizer Sean Blanda.

The rough schedule for BCNI 2010

Jan 13, 2010   //   by Sean Blanda   //   2010, blog  //  1 Comment

As of now the day will follow the following schedule:

9:00 a.m.: Doors open / breakfast
9:45 a.m.: Opening remarks, explanation
10:00 a.m.: First sessions
11:00 a.m.: Second sessions
12:00 p.m.: Lunch session
1:00 p.m.: Third session
2:00 p.m.: Fourth session
3:00 p.m.: Fifth session
5:00 p.m.: After Party

New this year: panel picker. What do you want to hear at BCNI 2010?

Jan 13, 2010   //   by Sean Blanda   //   2010, blog  //  1 Comment

One of the complaints we received last year was that BCNI was a little too open-ended and hard to grasp.

To help get the creative juices going and prefill some of the presentation slots we’re using to open the submission process to community.

Here’s how it works: you submit topics that would like to see discussed and vote on other session topics you would like to see. On March 15th we’ll pick the ones that get the most votes and solicit speakers. Feel free to�volunteer�yourself or others on uservoice.

If we get enough submissions, we’ll fill 40 percent of the session topics out before the event and leave the rest for those who are more�spontaneous.

Have fun!

And we’re back: 100 days from BCNI 2010

Jan 7, 2010   //   by Sean Blanda   //   2010, blog  //  No Comments

Hello World!

BarCamp NewsInnovation is just over 100 days away, and we’re hard at work to make this even rock. In case you were unaware, BarCamp NewsInnovation (BCNIPhilly) is an unconference focused specifically on journalism, news and media.

We’ll be adding more details in the weeks to come, but please poke around and register for the event.

The complete schedule of BCNI 2009

Apr 28, 2009   //   by Sean Blanda   //   2009, blog  //  3 Comments

Many thanks for Carl Leiby for offering his services as session card wrangler!

Below is the complete� BCNI Schedule. If your name is not next to your presentation, I apologize. Drop a comment below and I will fix it ASAP.

10 AM:

  • Newspaper Brand vs. Journalist Brand: who will have more clout in 2010
  • Beatblogging and Why News Should be Social by Pat Thornton
  • Public Access Partners for Community Jounalism by Jackie Hai, Richard Caesar and Fred Obeng-Ampofo of

11 AM:

  • Washington Post Innovations Team: Making it pay and cool new things by WaPo Web ninjas
  • Information Overload: Strategies for Staying Sane and Making Sense of it All(And helping our audiences do the same)
  • Aggregating Community News & Citizen Journalism


  • How do you reinvent j-school for 2020?
  • Swarming Local News Now and in the Future… by Chris Krewson and Wendy Warren of Inquirer/


  • Going Hyperlocal: How Media Companies Can Spur Community Journalism
  • Collaborating to curate the web by Publish2
  • What would you pay for to get news? (Revenue 2.0) by Chrys Wu @MacDivaONA


  • Swine Flu: Tracking and identifying ways information is being disseminated in non-traditional means by Daniel Bachhuber
  • Got an idea? How to get your editor to approve
  • Separating content from product by Jason Kristufek
  • Community News Startups with Technically Philly by Sean Blanda, Brian Kirk & Chris Wink


  • Making Money in the Web: Will a blog make you $$$ Which model works and which don’t?
  • Reporting On The Backchannel for your beat by @reportingon and @copress
  • Using the Web to Brand a Print-heavy Community by


  • Internet Advertising: What you need to know.
  • The Oncoming Revolution in College Media (it will be tweeted, btw) by CoPress
  • ECOmmunity Philly: connecting green activists to green journalists(Brainstorm) by Jared Silfies

All Media from BCNIPhilly 09

Apr 27, 2009   //   by Sean Blanda   //   2009, blog  //  8 Comments

More details to come soon. But we just want to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and all the people that helped make BCNIPhilly possible.

After we let the dust settle for a few days, check back here for a list of reactions from around the Web. If you have any photos, video or text you’d like to share with the world, tag them BCNIPhilly and/or drop a comment below.



Blog Posts:

Live Blogs:


Howard Weaver, Steven King talk about why they came to BCNI 2009

Apr 25, 2009   //   by Christopher Wink   //   2009, blog  //  No Comments

Attendee Jean Marie Evelly, of BCNI sponsor CUNY Graduate School, shot a couple videos

Howard Weaver, former Vice President for the McClatchy Company, talks about the importance of keeping up with the evolving nature of the industry.

Steven King, of the Washington Post Company, talks about innovative media at the BCNI in Philadelphia.

The schedule of BCNI 2009

Apr 20, 2009   //   by Sean Blanda   //   2009, blog  //  No Comments

BCNI has received several requests asked about the schedule for the day. Below is the plan of action. Remember, there are no planned sessions, attendees are expected to fill the schedule!

9am: Doors open.
10am: first round of sessions
11am: second round of sessions
noon: third round of sessions
1pm: Lunch break
2pm: forth round of sessions
3pm: fifth round of sessions
4pm: sixth round of sessions
5pm: last round of sessions
6pm: close
6:30: After party at National Mecahnics

Hope that helps! All of this will be in the program and in an email that will be sent to attendees before the event.

CUNY is BCNI 2009 newest sponsor!

Apr 20, 2009   //   by Sean Blanda   //   2009, blog  //  1 Comment


The CUNY graduate school of Journalism has just signed up to be the latest sponsor of BCNI. The grad school at CUNY is a three semester program located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. As one look at their faculty list can tell you, the grad program is considered one of the best in the nation.

Take a peak at the sidebar to see our other sponsors. BCNI is in great hands!

BCNI 2009 needs volunteers!

Apr 17, 2009   //   by Sean Blanda   //   2009, blog  //  1 Comment


We need people to do two hours shifts in various roles. Benefits include a sweet “volunteer” button, and easy way to network, and wonderful Karma. Nothing too difficult, just help people check in, be around to answer questions, and help set up food. Interested? Sign up!


The details:

When: Sat. 4/27/13. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9 a.m.)
Then? After Party at Draught Horse
Where: Temple University, Annenberg Hall, 13th and Diamond streets
Cost: $5, free with valid student ID.

Thanks to our sponsors

The Archive