Podcast: A Conversation with Chris Willis from Footnote

Another podcast!  Whoa! two in one day…

WeMedia is producing a regular podcast that features in-depth interviews with prominent media, technology, and social change figures, as well as distinguished experts on current affairs and news.  This is the fourth episode. Our goal is to help the WeMedia community understand the roots of the changes taking place in our society, hear from the thinkers and doers who are on the front lines, really understand the difficulties facing the media, consumers, and others — all while being somewhat entertaining.

Today’s podcast features a conversation with Chris Willis from Footnote, a place where original historical documents are combined with social networking in order to create a truly unique experience involving the stories of our past.  Footnote has projects focused on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Census of 1860, among other things and is exploring new ways people can tell stories and remember their part in history.  We talked about Chris’ background as a journalist and how his paper, We Media, helped to share some of today’s thinking about journalism and news.  We also talked about Chris’ love of jumping from planes (he is both a pilot and a skydiver, though I suspect not at the same time) and his ultra-nerdy reading list of late.

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(We are finally getting the hang of this podcasting stuff.  But we still want your help — finding guests, identifying topics, making improvements.  Send us your thoughts and suggestions.)

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