Monday, March 26, 2007

BBC über blogger Robin Hamman to join the 6th Forum panel

BBC über blogger Robin Hamman , who is one of the drivers behind the much-discussed BBC Manchester Blog project, will be joining the panel for the 6th Journalism Leaders Forum panel discussion on May 15th.

With that in mind we should probably modify the panel theme from 'Editor as Entrepreneur' to 'Editorial Entrepreneurship' because Hamman and his colleague Richard Fair aren't strictly editors (both officially have hold positions of 'Senior Broadcast Journalist'). That, I think, makes an important point: creativity and entrepreneurial flair aren't confined to the top of the organisational chart. What that means for the newsroom management is amongst the issues to be explored by the panel - and the audience - in the interactive discussion that will be chaired by journalist-turned-tech-whizz Bob Eggington.

The Forum, which forms part of the schedule for the Spring block of the Journalism Leaders Programme, is free and open to the public. Preceded by a networking reception at 5:15pm in the Greenbank Building Foyer, the panel discussion will start at 6pm in Greenbank Lecture Theatre and will also be webcast live.

RSVP to leaders[at]ukjournalism.org . And contact the programme director François Nel at FPNel[@] uclan.ac.uk with any questions.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been called all sorts of things - the BBC's evangical blogging wing (by Martin Bellam) being my favourite. I've not, however, been called Martin thus far! ;-)

François Nel said...

Apologies! From where the new name, I'm not sure. A sudden rush of blood to my head, perhaps?