We Media Roundup – Part II

Highlights from We Media 2009 ConferenceBy Barbara K. Iverson — Conference co-founder Dale Peskin seemed glad that in the conference’s fifth year, he doesn’t have to explain what We Media is anymore. In a phone interview with me prior to the conference, he said that “strong innovation and an agenda that includes the ‘new now’” […]

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Roundup of We Media coverage

Thanks to everyone who sent us their outside takes on We Media. This is the first batch we have amassed. If you have a post you’d like us to mention, email us at ping (at) wemedia (dot) com. Internet is Primary Source of News, Sez PollBy Jennifer Saba — This just in from our friends […]

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Dare to be stupid

UPDATE: Doug’s presentation can be found here Doug Poretz of Qorvis is my hero. OK maybe not, because I just met the man. But boy did he crystallize a lot of thoughts that have been running through my mind in the past month or so. I was one of the many people who were recently […]

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Search World | Trust, relevance and rights – Jim Kennedy, Fabrice Florin, Mary Hodder, Josh Cohen

If you can’t google it, does it exist? Search functions unlock the Internet’s potential, but how can we make it easier for everyone to find relevant information and act on it? Innovative thinking about metadata, permissions and trust could provide the necessary breakthroughs. Session Chair: Jim Kennedy, VP Strategy, The Associated Press Fabrice Florin, Executive […]

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Harnessing a distributed world – Solana Larsen, Georgia Popplewell

In a networked culture, innovation and creativity emerge everywhere. This workshop will illustrate how small networked teams of part-time employees and volunteers collaborate to produce Global Voices Online, a human-powered aggregator of ideas emerging from every corner of the planet. Session leaders: Solana Larsen and Georgia Popplewell, Co-Managing Editors, Global Voices Chad CapellmanChad Capellman is […]

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Networked Economics | Leveraging connections – Merrill Brown, Lawrence Wilkinson, Chris Tolles, Nic Fulton, Tom Bosco, Suha Araj

Everything is networked: friendship, professional life, customers, knowledge, causes and commerce. These networks represent new opportunities to invent, innovate and disrupt. What do philanthropists, advocates, social entrepreneurs, tech startups, journalists, venture capitals and everyday users now have in common? Have networks changed the nature of business? Session Chair: Merrill Brown, Chairman, NowPublic Lawrence Wilkinson, Founder, […]

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Social Entrepreneurs | Journalism as a Cause – Alberto Ibarguen, Diana Wells, Keith Hammonds

As the economics of industrial journalism give way to the disruption and innovation of a digital, connected culture, new models of financing and practicing journalism are emerging. What lessons from social entrepreneurship are applicable here? If journalism makes the world better, should we think of it as a social cause rather than a commercial venture? […]

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Innovation World | Knight News Challenge – Eric Newton, Nora Paul, Amy Gahran, Gary Kebbel

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invests $25 million in innovative approaches to journalism to strengthens local communities. Session Chair: Eric Newton, VP, Journalism Programs, Knight Foundation Nora Paul, Director, Institute for New Media Studies, University of Minnesota Amy Gahran, Content Strategist and Independent Journalist Gary Kebbel, Journalism Program Officer, Knight Foundation Blogged […]

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Social World | Social experiences in business – Susan Mernit, Maria Gallagher, Kaliya Hamlin, Elisa Camahort Page, John Todor, JB Holson, Dr. Isaac Prilleltensky

Sponsored by Fleishman-Hillard Social networking, un-conferences, wikis and other web tools can not only strength communities but also build momentum for brands and causes. Their success, however, depends on more than just digital connections. How can companies make the connection between online networks and real-world outcomes? Session Chair: Susan Mernit, Senior Director, Yahoo! Personals Maria […]

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