Post-event wrapup page
Presented by The Media Giraffe Project, The Journalism That Matters collaborative, the Minnesota Journalism Center and the Minnesota News Council, with support of the Blandin Foundation the Mott Foundation and the Park Foundation.
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A PASSION FOR PLACE
New Pamphleteers/New Reporters:
Convening Entrepreneurs Who Combine Journalism, Democracy, Place and Blogs
The Journalism That Matters Minnesota gathering
June 4-6, 2008 / Minnesota Journalism Center at the Univ. of Minnesota
More than 180 bloggers, journalists, editors, engaged citizens, researchers, educators and technologists gathered June 4-6, 2008 at the University of Minnesota for "New Pamphleteers/New Reporters." Here's how you can learn about what we accomplished:
- LISTEN: Listen/download audio from sessions
- SEE: Look at photos of the gathering
- READ: Read the post-event session reports filed by participants
- WATCH: Streaming video of selected sessions
WHAT OTHERS HAVE WRITTEN -- Blogs and comments on the convening
- Cory Heidelberger on the Top 10 Cool Things he learned at New Pamphleteers
- Mary Turck wraps up Margaret Duffy's research on placeblogs
- Joshua Mack of Outside.in
- Michelle Ferrier on Loudoun Extra and the need for high touch
- Brian Russell praises David Cohen's Spot.us initiative
- Kate Meyers of the Minnesota News Council describes what she learned at New Pamphleteers
- Quick comments/photos from Mike Tippett
- Phil Wilson writes about the New Pamphleteers convening:
- This is no ragtag group of ultra liberal, “Hey, the man is keeping us down”, don’t trust big brother types fixated on pushing a similar agenda. These are smart, thoughtful, committed, strategic, insightful journalists concentrating on serving their communities with in-depth stories on the topics that impact those communities. They seek to be a source for the type of journalism that has been replaced in large part by the “nothing but the hits” approach to news that the Big J companies have adopted.
- Tish Grier on Seven Traits of Highly Effective Community Managers
- Lynn Chakoian of KickTime.org on what she learned from New Pamphleteers
- Ned Hodgman of UnderstandingGoverment.org refers to New Pamphleteers in a post about the NCMR
FEEDBACK: Testimonials from participants
SPECIAL MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES
- What motivates people to launch a local online news community -- a "placeblog" and what are their challenges, their successes, the opportunities, vision and passion which accompany this work? Twelve citizen-journalists -- "placebloggers" -- gathered on Friday, June 6, 2008, for a one-hour conversation at Minnesota Public Radio.
- SNIPPETS: Watch brief snippets of comments from "The Passion of Place."
- Chris Pommier captures "New Pamphleteers" concept via YouTube
- Forty-seconds of video from Steve Borsch
- LINK TO ARCHIVED EVENT VIDEO STREAMS
- Pat Hughes describes his Paulding.com site
New Pamphleteers/New Reporters was one of the first national gatherings for local, online citizen journalists and entrepreneurs, sometimes called "placebloggers." Designed for existing and prospective journalists and entrepreneurs, some 95 participants organized workshops on the legal, business, journalistic, marketing, advertising and social aspects of starting and running a local online news and commerce community. New Pamphleteers was timed and located to coincide with the National Conference on Media Reform.
The Minnesota Journalism Center at the University of Minnesota, the Media Giraffe Project at the University of Massachusetts, the Minnesota News Council, MinnPost.com, Twin Cities Daily Planet, Minnesota Public/American Public Radio, Placeblogger.com, the Citizen Media Law Project at the Berkman Center of Harvard Law School and the Center for Citizen Media at Arizona State University helped organize this national "placebloggers" convention. Funding sponsors included The Blandin Foundation, the C.S. Mott Foundation and the Park Foundation.
Part pamphleteers, part reporters and part entrepreneurs, America's new online citizen journalists are inventing a new business and a new passion -- the business of building local, literate, digital domains on the web where community and commerce flourish. But there been only infrequent efforts -- and little structure -- to share best practices.
- Event Name: New Pamphleteers/New Reporters: Convening entrepreneurs who combine journalism, democracy, place and blogs
- Short Name: JTM-Minnesota: New Pamphleteers/New Reporters
- Location: Minnesota Journalism Center / Univ. of Minnesota / McNamara Alumni Center
- Address: 200 Oak St., S.E.
City, State, Zip: Minneapolis, MN, 55455
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