Journalists call themselves “hacks,” someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds.
Wednesday, 25th May 2011 at 07:00 pm
The Shooting Star
125-129 Middlesex St
London E1 7JF
Kevin Marsh, Director of a new journalism education venture, OffspinMedia, will be giving a talk entitled: “It’s time we gave news audiences what they need, not what they want”. He argues that the more traditional journalism chases what news audiences want, the less it delivers what they need to play an informed, decisive role in determining their own environment and futures. How in a world of social networking and real-time feedback do journalists deliver what communities need, rather than what individuals want?
Glyn Wintle will be giving a talk entitled: “Hacking for Good – White Hats and Web Security”. He makes a living from technical consulting, programming and
security work. He will be explaining penetration testing, ethical hacking, and why telling the world about serious security problems in common software is a good idea.