Social Entrepreneurs

“Journalism should have a profound social impact,” said Alberto Ibarguen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  This quote defines the root of the Knight Foundation’s partnership with the Ashoka: Innovator for the Public. The Knight Foundation will invest  $3 million in Ashoka to find social entrepreneurial journalists.  This partnership will fund […]

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Networked Economics – key quotes cont…

Here’s some key quotes that Craig Smith noted: jen: connects moms together randy: care2 “[care2 is all about] Helping people feel empowered” chris: topix “nobody reads the newspaper but everyone wants to be in it” ” will lead to a 10% jump in world productivity over the next few years” suha: real girls media “[on […]

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Networked Economics cont…

Question: What is the dialogue like in business today? Is it fear/excitement? Lawrence: The dialogue in business is a spectrum from anxious to terrified! The logic from one to many may no longer apply, or may need to make room for this new model. Organizational form (manufacturing economics) that tend to oligopoly may not apply […]

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Networked Economics

Networked Economics | Leveraging connections 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, […]

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Developer’s World

The idea, for developers, is to produce the tools that allow us to share the content that is important to us and our world. This can even extend to the most emotional and historically important of arenas, including memorials of soldiers in the Vietnam War. Chris Willis of Footnote.com is enabling living soldiers of the […]

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PRO-AM World

The relationship between professional and amateur journalists is starting to emerge. Explore how non-professionals connected by social networks and tools influence new models of storytelling and workflow involving eyewitnesses, amateurs and professionals. Session Chair: Louis Ferrara, Managing Editor Sports, Entertainment & Multimedia, The Associated Press With: Michael Tippett, Co-Founder, NowPublic Kate Marymont, Executive Editor, The […]

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Mernits asks us what do you not know and what do you want to know

“Any community that is large and diverse, will have sub-communities” says Elisa, but these sub-communities need rules that apply to everyone to lead to express disagreement without flaming. Blogher did not “silo” women’s interests. Members hop around from topics. Knitting and mommy blogs were here examples of different communities and you should be social online […]

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