Event Info

Mon 8 Jun, 2009 from 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Fazeley Studios
191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth
Birmingham, B5 5SE, UK (Map)
Cost: free


The digital festival will be kicking off with a day of media talks and debates. In addition to the big art house film debate: Birmingham a cinematic backwater? (see former blog post) we will explore how digital channels are changing the approach of media workers and the way in which we disseminate news and distribute power. Iwona Tempowski from the Advantage Proof of Concept Fund will also be present to prove that funding opportunities are still very much alive for the digital sector, infact digital firms are particularly invited to apply for the next round of funding.


12.30 - 1.30 pm: Birmingham: A Cinematic Backwater?

1.30 - 2pm: Buffet lunch

2pm – 2.30 pm: ‘Business models for online content’. Paul Bradshaw.

The digital revolution has changed the way in which journalists and publishers can reach audiences and make money, while many businesses are still exploring the realms of what the online world can offer.

Paul Bradshaw explores how it is possible to turn a profit from content led sites and how we can evolve new business models to cope with the era of free informtion.

2.30 - 3pm: Nick Booth: Help me Investigate:

Nick Booth explains the concept behind a new 4ip funded project which will redefine the relationship between news and communities and push the boundaries of the democratic power of the web.

3.30 - 5pm: Advantage Proof of Concept Fund:

Iwona Tempowski will give a fifteen minute talk and Q&A session on the Advantage Proof of Concept Fund, answering the two key questions on the mind of everyone who approaches the fund: which projects are suitable for support and how do you go about getting it?


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