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Brighton open data city and story telling with Greg Hadfield #bfong

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Former Fleet Street journalist Greg Hadfield is talking about his idea to make Brighton an open data city and story telling at the February Brighton Future of News Group meeting.

One of the most enjoyable periods of Greg’s professional life was spent at the Wakefield Express and he believes local newspapers are very important to a community. Without them stories are not told and information is not shared.

By opening up data from numerous sources he hopes open data will breathe life into the newspaper industry and find new ways to tell stories.

He presented his ideas at the recent TEDx event in Brighton, and wrote a guest blog about his presentation for

Find out more about Greg’s ideas at the Brighton Future of News Group meet up on Monday, February 7, at The Eagle, 125 Gloucester Road, Brighton, from 7.30pm (upstairs in the function room).

Greg is hosting his own meet up for Open data Brighton and Hove on Tuesday, February 8, at The Quadrant, 12-13 Queens Road, Brighton, from 7.30pm.


Written by Sarah Booker Lewis

February 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm

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