Yes, it’s true!
BarCamp NewsInnovation Miami is happening this Sunday at Anokha in the Grove. I’ve been promoting on Twitter, via e-mail, in person, etc. but have yet to post on my blog. D’oh!
Graphic by Alex de Carvalho
I blame being in
Idaho for 10 days doing this and then coming back to craziness. But more on that later.
Here are the details from the
wiki page I created. Please share this information with any of your news/media/journalism/blogger friends (pros and students):
BarCamp NewsInnnovation Miami is a local version of
It’s being paired with
BarCamp Miami 2009 + WordCamp for extra awesomeness and to allow for a crowd with a more diverse range of perspectives and experiences.
When: Sunday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Anokha Indian restaurant, 3324 Virginia Street, Miami, Fla. (Coconut Grove)
Live stream (if connectivity allows)
greglinch [at] gmail [dot] com
It’s been awhile since I mentioned
my desire to host a local BarCamp NewsInnovation in Miami, but it’s never been far from my mind.
It’s going to happen, for sure, and I’ve considered a number of options for when and where it should take place.
After much thought and discussion with a few people (special thanks to
Alex de Carvalho), I see two good possibilities. I would greatly appreciate any feedback, particularly from locals who would like to attend.
Here’s the dilemma: To link with
BarCamp Miami 2009 + WordCamp ( RSVP) OR to link with Communication Week 2009 at the University of Miami’s School of Communication.
Pros of Feb. 21 (Comm Week)
Three built-in cameras for Web streaming
Mics in the ceiling so everyone in audience can be heard online
Wireless lavs for session leaders
Free Wi-Fi and outlets for everyone (~100 seats in the room I’ve tentatively reserved. We could go to a bigger room, but we’d lose outlets)
Higher student and professor turnout likely*
BCNI Portland will be on Feb. 21 and Daniel Bachhuber has proposed having the two hook up via the interwebs to discuss a topic
Pros of Feb. 22 (BarCamp Miami + WordCamp)
People will already be there, including some news folks
Non-journos will be there, allowing for different perspectives
Arsht Center is a bigger venue There’s already a ton of South Florida buzz about this, whereas Comm Week buzz is isolated to UM
Even though fewer pros are listed for Feb. 22, it seems to be a better option for BCNIM because of the type of people who already plan to attend and the fact that it’s already a well-known event. All that would be needed now is a push to get more news people to attend.
Also, I figure we could always do a follow-up version at UM if there’s enough interest.
*If it were at UM, there would be efforts to promote it local news organization and other schools.
WEIGH IN: What should we do? BCNI Miami during Comm Week or as part of BarCamp Miami?
For more info on BarCamp NewsInnovation, check out the
UPDATE: Watch the presentation here
This is cross-posted at CoPress‘ site.
CoPress‘ Mogulus channel, embedded below, on Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CST) to see Joey Baker, Albert Sun and I speak as part of BarCamp NewsInnovation at the University of Missouri.
Unfortunately, no one from CoPress could travel to Mizzou, but we’ll be there virtually.
[I have removed the embedded Mogulus player to reduce page load time.]
Be sure to participate in the chat and ask questions – we’ll answer as many as possible.
Please share the link via Twitter, Facebook, IM, e-mail, etc. Thanks!
I should have blogged about
BarCamp NewsInnovation last week when I first heard about the idea, but thankfully Ryan Sholin wrote a post that reminded me.
And his post was spurred in part by this:
Introducing BarCamp NewsInnovation.
Oh, how I love the interwebs.
The locations being proposed for regional BarCamps include Boston, Chicago, Denver, Reston (Va.), New York City and Silicon Valley.
“Where’s Miami?” you say. I dropped a line in the
wiki saying I’d be interested to help organize one here.
I know there’s a lot going on this spring (
BarCampMiami , Future of Web Apps and WeMedia), but the topic of News Innovation is just too good to pass up.
Who’s with me?