We’re all in this together

A lot of people have emailed me about my remarks, considered provocative by some, at the Interactive Media Conference in Las Vegas. Here’s what I said: “We trust people to drive moving vehicles at high speeds on our highways. We arm them and ask them to fight wars in the name of democracy. We put […]

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Developer’s World | Emergent content: Yours, mine, ours – Dale Peskin, Chris Willis, Eduard Danilo Ruiz, Michael Smolens, Adam Hoey

Rather than trying to control content spiraling through the mediascape, enterprising businesses allow content to have a life of its own, as others repost, edit, parody, mashup or comment on it. While surrendering control may seem a counter-intuitive business strategy, content free-for-alls, with soft brand associations, can expand audiences, reach and influence. Session Chair: Dale […]

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Indigenous World | Telling our own stories – Sanjeev Chaterjee, David Sasaki, Cristina Quisbert, Luis Ramiro Beltrán

Indigenous communities around the world have long had their stories told for them by anthropologists, journalists and documentary-film makers. Today, more and more of these communities are online, telling their own stories. Introduced by: Sanjeev Chaterjee, Director, Knight Center for International Media Session Chair: David Sasaki, Rising Voices Cristina Quisbert, Producer and Eduardo ?Åvila, Director, […]

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Nonprofit World | Endowed Journalism – John Bracken, Jon Sawyer, Ellen Miller

As commercial journalism evolves, the influence and impact of nonprofit media is expanding. Non-profits are developing new journalistic models; advocacy groups who once relied on journalists are now making the news themselves. How do these changes effect the delivery, dissemination, and our understanding of news? What are the potential risks and benefits? Session chair: John […]

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Pro-Am World | Developing meaningful partnerships – Lou Ferrara, Michael Tippett, Kate Marymont, Lauren McCullough, David Cohn

The hierarchy between journalist and audience has broken down. While some fear the change, others see the enormous potential in bringing the work of professional and amateur journalists together. How are eyewitnesses, often using social networks, creating new story-telling models? What is the best way to leverage the experience of professional journalists in this new […]

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Working Group | Change The World – Brian Reich, Ruth Behar, Luis Ramiro Beltran, Andrew Karanja Githeko, Tom Kennedy, Pedro Paulo Poppovic, Tini Tran, Wang Wei

How can media and technology be used to facilitate meaningful and measurable change in our society? Working Group Chair: Brian Reich, author, Media Rules! Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology, University of Michigan Luis Ramiro Beltr?°n, Bolivian journalist and scholar Andrew Karanja Githeko, Chief Research Officer & Head: Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Kenya Medical […]

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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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Leadership World | Women, Media and Technology – Susan Mernit, Mary Hodder, Judith Meskill, Carolyn Washburn, Barbara Kahn, Jan Schaffer

Women and girls are a powerful force online: They users, creators and participants, as well as marketing targets for advertisers. Yet women-led businesses and gender-balanced teams in new media are more an exception than a rule. What can some of today’s female media leaders tell us about building successful businesses, leading strong teams and creating […]

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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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