"From mobile phone snappers to internet bloggers, ours has been hailed as the age of the ‘citizen journalist’. Time magazine selected ‘You’ as the person of 2006, celebrating all those who build and contribute to social networking sites such as YouTube and MySpace.

What are the real causes and impact of the proliferation of user-generated content, ‘alternative news’ and the voices of the many? Is the citizen journalist a symbol of the rise of the democratised media, or a decline of journalistic standards?"

Richard Ayers, editorial development director, Magic Lantern
Becky Hogge, writer and campaigner
Brendan O'Neill, editor, spiked
Priya Prakash, former innovation executive, BBC Future Media & Technology

30 (corporate/institutional rate)
£10 (individual rate)

Official Website: http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/eventindex/

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