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“Creating a Brighter Future”


NOTE TIME CHANGE: Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
A showcase for breakthroughs in business, technology, media and democracy

Venue: The Domain Hotel, 1085 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA
Online: http://artsandmedia.net/expo/journalism/
Phone: 415-677-9877

Fourth Annual International Reporting Conference

It’s so refreshing to hear Amar Bakshi talk about the Washington Post’s PostGlobal site. This is good design for a multi-platform approach, definitely and in some ways is a survey-like, glorified vlog that is very sustainable in terms of cost and accessibility. It’s the essence of back-pack journalism. What would be really interesting is to doing this around race and the elections. It’s an incredible idea! To watch the video of the event coverage go here. For other video about the last two sessions of the conference go here.

NextNewsroom live broadcast on Ustream from Duke

I am finally at the tail end of my two-week East Coast trip that started out in Boston for the Maynard Media Academy at Harvard, then moved into retreat mode in the corners of Cape Cod, and now I’m at Duke for Chris O’Brien’s NextNewsroom Knight Media Challenge grant project. Check it out, we’re live streaming and I’m behind the camera recording.

Click here for the Ustream.

Follow it on Twitter or go to the Ning group and watch it.

More later once I stop multi-tasking and gather my thoughts.

Life after the dead blog

After I somehow managed to delete my old blog, which I had had for years and throughout college, I have finally decided to start blogging again and have that beginner’s mind to my new one. Since I am a furious notetaker, I will also be posting my unedited notes (except for spelling) here and have a a medley of journalism discussion and whatever ensues from the sheer need to write. So here goes:

February 6, 2008
11 pm
I’ve turned off the email, the radio, and the random response reaction to calls and online communication. I have done it, I am taking rule of this island, I have stopped being the immigrant and gone native. I am differentiating signal from noise and stopped this madness of overabundance in information. What better time to do it than now. Every instinct inside me has been telling me that it’s time to reflect (dare I say it) to write it down and later decide on the sharing aspect of it all. The world will always be there waiting to listen and to respond in whatever way it will.
I have avoided this reflection because I have sought to avoid distinguishing between information that I would share (and with whom of course), information I would keep to myself and information that I would send off that special friend (the details of which I will keep to myself). But avoidance is not really taking responsibility for the act, it is taking no responsibility for choosing not to act. Even worse is realizing that overabundance may in fact come from the same fear of deprivation and that by having too many choices, too many options I am equally stunted in action with only a sense of having acted by creating these options for myself. But focus and filtration, now there are my two words.
The world has conspired tonight in some way to put me here. I have listened to Henry Jenkins speak about online media literacy and resiliency and the crafting of identity, but even now as I write it’s difficult because as a journalist I’m used to writing for an audience.