Ushahidi y los momentos de crisis

Cuando escuché a Erick Hersman hablando sobre el Ushahidi pensé de inmediato en el terremoto de Pisco del año 2007 en Perú. Erick nos hablaba de una forma de conexión en momentos de crisis, que nos permitía saber qué estaba sucediendo en el lugar del incidente. “Puede tratarse de un desastre natural, un hecho de […]

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Bold ideas, Game Changers and New Concepts

Bold ideas came out of the opening session of the 2009 We Media conference. A review and summary of the projects and people behind the Game Changer awards had a common thread : In each case, these projects used social media to engage people, as individuals, citizens or community members in a way that is […]

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Digital natives face to face with us boomers

Digital natives: Who teaches whom? Moderator: Sam Grogg, Dean, UM School of Communication. Panelists: Greg Linch, multi media reporter and senior journalism major at UM. Sanjeev Chatterjee, professor of broadcasting and executive director of the Knight Center for International Media at UM. Jody Brannon, National Director News 21, Arizona State University. Krista Van Tassel, Net […]

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Hey newsies, make way for the websies

UPDATE: Clarifications have been made to this post in the comments section Three recent J school grads bemoan that they work for newspaper web sites where most of what they do is click buttons to paste news stories and photos on the site. This is their first job in the “new” news media. As “web […]

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Rewiring the brain of a multimedia journalist

image: from flickr by Gaetan Lee, creative commons Rewiring the brain and changing habits and attitudes to fit the postmodern journalist: the uber journalist, the multimedia journalists. UK Senior Lecturer in Digital Journalism and WeMedia Game Changer Finalist David Dunkley Gyimah reports from WeMedia Miami. Click here for Game Changers Guest Post by David as […]

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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 […]

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Digital Natives: Who teaches whom?

UPDATED: 8:28 a.m. ET In a year or two, colleges will be educating freshmen who have always lived with the Internet. Mosaic, the first browser with in-line pictures, debuted in 1993, explained Rich Beckman of the University of Miami School of Communication. These digital natives or millennials, depending on who does the naming, are digitally […]

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