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’” […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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, […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The Power To Change The World – Andrew Nachison, J. Sebastian Traeger, Jim Brady, Katrin Verclas, Jean Marc Coicaud, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., Darya Shaikh

With the traditional media losing its monopoly on information, opinion and storytelling, all sectors of society now have the power through media and communications to make themselves heard. How can we use this new power to make the world a better place? Session Chair: Andrew Nachison, Co-Founder, iFOCOS J. Sebastian Traeger, CEO, Razoo Jim Brady, […]

Read More