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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Welcome and Event Introduction – We Media ’08

Andrew Nachison and Dale Peskin, Co-Founders, iFOCOS Blogged by Barbara Iverson: post one, two, three, and four. Chad CapellmanChad Capellman is the web producer for wemedia.com. He has served in this capacity for every We Media conference even while working for other employers that included Boston.com, Eons.com and O’Reilly Media. He has applied many of […]

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Widget World | The Me Revolution – Jeff Nolan

Sponsored by NewsGator Advertisers and media companies are undergoing a dramatic transformation that impacts how they target and reach consumers and business users alike. Widgets and syndication services are enabling a new generation of capabilities that puts the consumer in the center and allows them to surround themselves with content from their favorite sources and […]

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News World | Traditions and Transformation – Carin Dessauer, Neil Budde, Kinsey Wilson, Jennifer Sizemore, Maria Thomas

Traditional (legacy) news organizations have no choice but to continue to change in order to respond to the growth of aggregators and other WeMedia players. Learn how leaders in the field are tackling editorial, business and management challenges in the culture of empowered content creatives. Session Chair: Carin Dessauer, Senior Fellow, iFOCOS Neil Budde, former […]

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Civil Discourse – Hal Straus, Mark Jones, Steve Arend, Robin Miller, Chris Tolles

Sponsored by Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive New media is defined by online interactivity; no blog posting or article is complete with a comments section, for example. How do such virtual conversations influence, inform and reflect real-life public conversations? How can online community organizers keep participants on track and maintain order without stifling the conversation? Chair: Hal Straus, […]

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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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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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