Thinking, Writing, Connecting

I owe you an apology.  Part of my role is to help manage the blog and keep the conversation among those in the WeMedia community going strong.  I dropped the ball in a big way. I haven’t posted since the WeMedia conference at the end of February.  I haven’t followed up on many of the […]

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Keys To Launching A Successful Social Enterprise

As a part of the Entrepreneur’s Caucus at last week’s WeMedia conference in Miami, I asked Krista Van Tassel to share some insights about how to launch and sustain a successful social enterprise.  Her recommendations were solid gold — which wasn’t really a surprise, since Krista is surrounded by people who are pursuing social ventures […]

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We Media Roundup: Storytellers caucus

For those who were unable to join the “Storytellers Caucus” at We Media this year, here’s some of what you missed: I started with a brief history of how our traditional ideas of story have proved a remarkable tool for making order out of the chaos of the world and our experiences in it. (PDF) […]

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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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Rebooting Democracy – A Proposal

Brian Reich from iFOCOS started off the session “Rebooting Democracy” and shared with us how he arrived at the Miami International Airport recently and was struck by the more than 50 pieces of art about freedom and participation.  In this connected age how we share information has changed, but has that brought about change? For […]

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Public Media Like Minds Breakfast caucuses

Public media is poised to advance to 2.0, but the medium must change profoundly, said presenters at a 15-member caucus. “The future of public media is digital and participatory,” said moderator Jessica Clark of the American University Center for Social Media. Public media will not necessarily mean public-funded media, she said, so people with new […]

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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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Reinventing Advertising: Tools, Youth, and Social Change

The first full day of WeMedia presented interesting challenges and opportunities regarding the state of new media, social change, and journalism. Conversations revolved around the future of traditional media, expanding the scope of social media companies to facilitate social change, how to more effectively run a business, how to reach target audiences, and more. As […]

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