Guild members are being offered the chance to learn about the latest trends in new media and mobile journalism during a special workshop focusing on digital communications.
The Guild’s Digital Day will see experts from both inside and outside agriculture share their knowledge on subjects ranging from building audiences on social media, to developments in digital communication technologies.
The day will also include a special mobile journalism workshop led by BBC trainer Marc Settle, who specialises in showing journalists how to get the most out of their smartphones to produce broadcast-standard video, audio and photos*.
The event is aimed at guild members and friends with some existing knowledge of social media, and who want to take the next step in developing their skills and understanding.
It will be held on Thursday, 14 March, in the Sophi Taylor Building at NIAB’s Park Farm site on Villa Road, Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB24 9NZ.
Members should switch off their sat-nav on exiting the A14 and follow map directions to access NIAB Park Farm. A map showing the venue is available here.
Other speakers on the day will include:
– Indy Bhogal, digital communications manager at Coca-Cola European Partners, who will share his experiences of using digital tools to bring stories to audiences across Europe
– Caroline Canty, digital marketing manger of mobile app development firm Apadmi, who will discuss emerging technologies and how they could link to agricultural journalism
– Ryan Wood, Farmers Guardian head of digital, who will talk about how he took FG from 25,000 to almost 200,000 Facebook likes in 18 months
Plus more still to be confirmed.
The full-day event (9am – 5pm) will include an hour for the Guild’s Annual General Meeting, which Digital Day delegates are welcome to attend.
The AGM will include reports about the Guild’s activities, events, awards and overseas travel, with an overview of plans for the year ahead.
Costs to attend the Digital Day are just £40, with spaces offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
To secure your place, simply pay £40 to the BGAJ bank account (details below) and email Nikki Robertson to confirm your attendance.
Your Reference: 14/3 – Your Surname
Bank Sort Code: 30-80-34
Bank Acc No: 49237468
Bank Acc Name: British Guild of Agricultural Journalists
* Due to time constraints, most apps shown during the mobile journalism workshop will be iPhone-only. However, the principles of recording video and audio are the same regardless of smartphone type used.