Yahoo! Sponsors We Media

Here at The Media Center, things are getting more exciting by the day. Not only will Al Gore keynote the We Media conference on Oct. 5 at The Associated Press, Yahoo! will be there as a sponsor.

Other great companies have signed on to help us spread the word. Our media sponsors are: Ogilvy PR, Red Herring, Digital Media Wire, the Producers Guild of America and Guidewire Group.

There’s still time for YOU to join in. If you’ve been thinking about sponsorship, call me. If you’re thinking about registering to attend, don’t hesitate, seats are filling fast. Just do it.

But whether or not you make it to New York, you can still be a part of it. Picture this: You’re in a quiet bar, nursing your drink of choice. Across from you sits Al Gore, Craig Newmark, Andrew Heyward, Tom Curley, Farai Chideya, Dan Gillmor, Jason Calacanis or any of the other amazing people to appear at We Media. What would you want them to talk about? What questions would you ask? Well, through the morph blog, here, you can tell us and we’ll make sure our speakers sit up and pay attention.

Finally, as you know, The Media Center works hard for as many people as possible to learn from our events and activities. We Media will be live-blogged on morph, so tune in that day. Also, in August, we invited applications from independent, academic and nonprofit media for fellowships to attend We Media. We heard from more than 140 people from all over the world, and it was a hard decision to select from such a deserving and accomplished group to fill just 15 seats. After much deliberation and anguish, we are please to present our We Media fellows:

  • Nathalie Applewhite, Candidate, Master of International Affairs School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Anjali Arora, Freelance Consultant in Information Architecture / User Experience Design
  • Dr. Ralph Braseth, Director of Student Media & Assistant Professor of Journalism, The University of Mississippi
  • Kent Bye, Director, The Echo Chamber Project
  • Andy Carvin, Director, Digital Divide Network, EDC Center for Media & Community
  • John Mwendwa Gitari, Fanning Fellow, Kettering Foundation
  • Timothy Karr, Campaign Director, Free Press
  • Kathryn Kross, Deputy Director, Center for Public Integrity
  • Katie Lips, Creative Technologist and Co-Founder, Kisky Netmedia
  • Ndesanjo Macha, Blogger, Jikomboe and Digital Africa
  • Ron Mwangaguhunga, Editor, The Corsair
  • Steven C. Podd, Principal, Nesaquake Middle School
  • John Schott, Chairman, Cinema & Media Studies, Carleton College
  • Elina Shcop, Founder, Kaleidoscope of Living (KOL)
  • Nichelle Stephens, Blogger, nichellenewsletter

Read their statements on why they wanted to be part of the conference, here.

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