The amazing work of Bolivian Voices

What will be the result if you put together millenary cultures that preserved their memory and traditions in spite of repression and poverty, enthusiastic youth and volunteers discovering new media? You might be surprised of the amazing contents produced by Voces Bolivianas and Rising Voices (a project by Global Voices). In the year of the […]

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Pitch It | Tomorrow’s best start-ups, Part 2

Pitch It #3 – A website that brings important information and sparks conversation around local schools. Robert Park Bringing laws to parents and providing a space to react to issues. User case: A teacher was illegally posting grades publicly at the school. This issue was known by the parents and a problem in their minds. […]

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How nonprofit journalism pays off

The past several decades have been marked by two trends in journalism, neither of them conducive to an informed public or the furtherance of democracy. On the one hand there is the growing consolidation of media ownership and a precipitous drop in national and global reporting. On the other there is a fragmentation of the […]

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Civil Discourse

Sponsored by Washington Post – newsweek Interactive Location: Storer Auditorium at 4:15 pm Session Chair: Hal Straus, Interactivity and Communities Editor, Washingtonpost.com Robin Miller, Editor, Slashdot/SourceForge Slashdot has a multilayered moderation system for ranking comments. “If you ever get into a content rating system, do *not* call it ‘karma’.” Slashdot moderators are selected at random, […]

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Talking unconference at one that isn’t structured that way

An audience member noted that the online back channels are valuable. The big-screen has the Weme twitter posts, that is one kind of back-channel. Someone noted that back channels can become snarky and degenerate. Someone else noted that the unconference needs direction that is subtle or at least different than we are often used to. […]

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Social World Panel

This is a good panel but it has been a long day. After this panel, the Mojito in the Grove session. Dean Isaac Prilleltensky, Dean UM School of Education starts with an anecdote about women in Kerala, India, and a sense of well-being that began long ago, and resulted literacy as high as a developed […]

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WeMedia 2008 Activist World Forum

Activist world forum: Innovative applications of media emerge in every sector of life. It’s not just about blogs,Facebook and You Tube. Session Chair: Suzanne Turner, CEO of Turner Strategies was the session chairand she summarized the forum as a way of making changes using innovative tools that we have. The forum was composed of four […]

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Liveblog: News World, Traditions and transformation

Here we are, about to start “News World | Traditions and Transformation” — what fun! Description: “Traditional (legacy) news organizations have no choice but to continue to change in order to respond to the growth of aggregators and other WeMedia players. Learn how leaders in the field are tackling editorial, business and management challenges in […]

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Innovation World | Knight News Challenge

$25 million (Knight News Challenge) invested in innovative approaches to journalism – the result: strengthened local communities.  This is the goal of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.This is Innovation world. Eric Newton starts of the conversation. He begins with how the Knight Foundation got started, in newspapers and now how the foundation […]

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