Sarah Booker


The Future of News in Brighton

Journalists and new media folk in Brighton and Sussex are invited to join the UK Future of News Group Brighton nest.

It’s an opportunity to discuss new ideas within the news industry with like-minded people.

The first meeting on Monday, February 8, is at The Skiff in Brighton from 7.15pm.

Speakers are:

Simon Willison the man behind and the Guardian’s MPs’ expenses crowdsourcing project and many other projects.

Jo Wadsworth web editor at Brighton’s Argus newspaper. Jo will be talking about building an online community and blogging.

The original UK Future of News Group set up by Adam Westbrook has held two meetings in London, with interesting speakers and great networking opportunities.

I couldn’t make it to January’s meet and felt extremely jealous reading the #fong and #futureofnews tweets.

After joining the London group I started a thread on the message board asking if any Brighton-based media folk would be interested in setting up a ‘nest’.

Withing 24 hours of my post Judith Townend of was ready to run with the idea.

My contribution? Well, I’ve invited many  Johnston Press journalists from across Sussex.

Fingers crossed this will be a great regular event.


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  2. Hi Sarah,

    A colleague and myself would love to join you for this – are we ok to just turn up on the day?



    Comment by Collette — 25/01/2010 @ 1:16 pm | Reply

    • There is a limit on the number of people who can attend at this venue, so I would suggest signing up as the event is filling up.

      Comment by Sarah Booker — 26/01/2010 @ 10:16 pm | Reply

  3. It really depends upon how many people sign up and if there’s enough room for all at The Skiff.
    I’ll get back to you.

    Comment by Sarah Booker — 25/01/2010 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

  4. […] Judith Townend from is working on a Brighton based group – check out the details from Sarah Booker here. Meanwhile in the West Midlands the venerable Philip John is planning a group, with others l0oking […]

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