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, washingtonpost.com
- Mark Jones, Global Editor for Community, Reuters
- Steve Arend, VP Digital Services, Head of Technology Innovators Group, CMP
- Robin Miller, Editor, Slashdot and SourceForge, Inc.
- Chris Tolles, CEO, Topix
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Chad 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 the CMS, social networking and extended reach lessons he learned from five years at the Media Center at the American Press Institute and elsewhere to client web sites. He can be found at capellman.com