We Media Roundup – Part II

Highlights from We Media 2009 Conference
By Barbara K. Iverson — Conference co-founder Dale Peskin seemed glad that in the conference’s fifth year, he doesn’t have to explain what We Media is anymore. In a phone interview with me prior to the conference, he said that “strong innovation and an agenda that includes the ‘new now'” are what it takes to change the game of politics and address the problems facing democracies around the globe.

TV news must embrace new media, CNN exec warns
By Glenn Garvin — Bohrman was in South Florida for the We Media conference on media and technology at the University of Miami that ends Thursday, a three-day series of seminars and panel discussions about life in the digital world. And the future of television news was very much part of the discussion:

BarCamp and WeMedia, Miami 2009
By Mallory Colliflower — Although I didn’t have the chance (or the $$) to go to FOWA (Future of Web Apps), I had a great time last Sunday at BarCampMiami. For those unfamiliar with the concept of BarCamp (and no, it doesn’t involve mixing cocktails for tips), …They sum it up like this: “BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.”

The Extraordinaries Wins at We Media!
By Nathaniel Whittemore — On-demand volunteerism organization The Extraordinaries has just won $25,000 in the We Media Miami 09 Pitch It! competition.

SeeClickFix wins WeMedia 2009 Pitchit Competition
By Ben — SeeClickFix wants to thank all of the people from the WeMedia Conference, WeMedia, Ashoka, Ethics and Excellence Journalism Foundation and the judges( John McKinley, Greg McHale, Limor Schafman, and Rusty Lewis) that supported us.

We Media: Social Media Caucus was fun/Here’s what we talked about
By Susan Mernit — So my 7:30 am session at WeMedia is over (yeah!) we had a good group, but of course the challenge is always to have a useful and interesting conversation that can keep the attention of both the very experienced people in the room and the newbies and the early intermediates who come for specific tips and help.

Can strippers save the news media? We Media Miami 09 looks for answers.
By Bridget Carey — For two days, cutting-edge thinkers in the media industry gathered at We Media Miami at the University of Miami to network, brainstorm ideas to monetize social media — and stay in business. Even strippers were brought up in one workshop, since strippers might have the answer on why people might pay for conversations.

WeMedia 2009: Social media workshop liveblog
By Greg Linch — I’ve been at WeMedia 2009 at the University of Miami this week. Here’s is a liveblog of a session about social media, led by Susan Mernit (@susanmernit) and Rebecca Watson.

All Eyes on Tomorrow’s News
By Lisa Lamb — We Media ’09 has just wrapped up and as I collect my thoughts (and notes) from the past two days, several questions are left floating around. How do we satisfy news audiences with both the rich content and advanced technological capabilities that they desire, while sustaining a cash-positive business model to stay afloat?

E-Media Tidbits – Highlights from We Media 2009 Conference
By Get News — Highlights from We Media 2009 Conference

WeMedia Presentation
By Allen Gagle — This is not a transcript, this is the original presentation we prepared for the presentation in its original unmodified form.

Knight CEO Says Journalism Losing its Geographic Roots
By Bill Mitchell — As more than 200 staffers of the Rocky Mountain News got the painful news that their paper would close Friday, a similarly sized group at the We Media conference was listening to the Knight Foundation CEO Alberto Ibargüen describe some of what’s emerging to replace the fading established media.

WeMedia, or TheirMedia?
By Jordan Fulghum — My last post discussed the unfair marginalization of for-profit ventures that I saw throughout my experience at WeMedia. After a second day of attending the conference, I feel obligated to bring attention to something else that bothered me: the politicalization of the event.

Social Citizens One Year Later
By Allison Fine — As part of my presentation, I wrote a reflection piece on what we’ve learned about Social Citizens in the year or so since the paper was released by The Case Foundation.

Groopi.es at WeMedia Pitch It! contest
By Groopi.es — Currently in Miami at the WeMedia conference – pitching our idea to a group of very smart Media people.

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