Look Who’s Coming to We Media: Hip Hop Caucus, Google News, Sunlight Foundation and Bertelsmann’s Richard Sarnoff
Here’s a just-confirmed addition to the We Media Miami schedule: Richard Sarnoff, President of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI). BDMI is a venture fund launched in 2006 by one of the “big six” global media firms – and regardless of what you may think of those big six or their dizzying portfolio of brands and products, for sheer might and influence alone it’s worth noting the direction of their investments.
Meanwhile, here are some others coming for what’s shaping up to be a pretty amazing and unusual gathering in Miami later this month:
The Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., CEO, Hip Hop Caucus
Darya Shaikh, Executive Director, OneVoice
Ellen Miller, Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation
Catherine Geanuracos, Live Earth
Michael Silberman, EchoDitto
John Della Volpe, SocialSphere
Chris Nolan, Spot-On
Amy Schatz, Wall Street Journal
Anthony Wojtkowiak, MTV Street Team
Josh Cohen, Director, Business Development, Google News
Sara DeWitt, Senior Director, PBS KIDS & Parents Interactive
… and many others.
It’s a strange and wonderful mix that hints at the scope of what we mean by We Media. It spans sectors, causes and professions. It’s independent, it’s corporate, it’s journalists, marketers and bloggers – and it’s powered by people and companies around the world who want to use media not simply to make better media, or more of it – but to make the world better through it.
The We Media conversation is heating up now in the conference blog, so please dive in and check it out.
And, of course, it’s happening in realtime later this month in Miami.
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