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June 9th 2009

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Information and List of attendees for Tuesday June 9th, 2009, 2.30pm.


This month's event has been sponsored by Wolverhampton Development Company.




This month we are hoping to include within the informal gathering a lively debate on journalism 2.0. Inspired by a local newspaper refusing to cover the Black Country Social Media Cafe, "social media is not in our best interests, so we will not cover your story", we will be having a panel consisting of those both for and against the embracing of social media by newspapers. Speakers confirmed so far include:

Dan Slee - Former journalist at Wolverhampton's Express & Star turned press and publicity officer @walsallcouncil.

Philip John - Blogger for The Lichfield Blog

Linda Jones - Media agency director, journalist and blog publisher, former district news editor Express & Star among others (dyed in the wool tendencies! See note below...)


We are still trying to hunt down a dyed-in-the-wool traditional journalist who is less than enthusiastic about the social media upstarts, if you know someone willing to join the debate please let me know (dp_stuart@hotmail.com).



Our Eventbrite page is a great place to tell us if you are attending.


The event will be at our Wolverhampton venue; a cafe/bar in the centre of Wolverhampton with free WiFi.


Alchemy Bar.  

1A North Street, 


WV1 1RE 

01902 711 998‎


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Please add your names if you will be attending: 


Use account credentials blackcountrysmc+user@googlemail.com and password blackcountry


If you have any problems adding your details (the wiki doesn't seem to like some versions of Mozilla), don't worry, just come along anyway. Please do not add your e-mail addresses, we don't want you to find your inbox full of spam.


Name Twitter Web address What I do Other Info
Simon Howes @simonhowes bcsmc.wordpress.com Sound Engineer, blogger, webmaster for Created in the Black Country and BCSMC.  
David Stuart  @DStuart  blog.webometrics.org.uk  Web 2.0 Research Fellow   
Philip John  @PhilipJohn  philipjohn.co.uk, thelichfieldblog.co.uk  Professional geek, blogger for The Lichfield Blog and wannabe entrepreneur.   
Jack Turner  @JackT3k  JT3k.eu Computer Science Student and web developer.  
Tom Cash  @TomCash  ToRoCa.co.uk  Web developer.  
Karen Thomas @KazThomas KazThomas.org Acne Support + Media Work  




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