The big names of online journalism have visited Birmingham to discuss the future of the media – and The Lichfield Blog was there. Determined as we are to make sure we’re giving people across the Lichfield district the chance to read, discuss, debate and make the news, The Lichfield Blog heard the views of some of the media’s key figures as they discussed various developments in the industry at JEECamp 09 on Friday. As well as hearing from independent websites who are leading the way in local media, there were also members of the national press among the select band of conference visitors. Up for discussion were a variety of subjects such as legal questions posed by comments, community engagement and funding independent websites. You can find out more about JEECamp on the Guardian website – complete with mention of The Lichfield Blog!