Sharing News & Politics in a Connected
aims to unite media, political, education, technology sectors in
charting the future of journalism, democracy
Traditional and citizen journalists, political strategists,
bloggers, developers, technology and media researchers will convene
29-July 1, 2006 at University of Massachusetts Amherst for the first
Giraffe Project conference. The Media Giraffe Project, a non-partisan,
interdisciplinary research effort of the UMass journalism program, is
hosting the roundtable summit and how-to sessions designed
and recommend answers to changes to the financing and practice of
the gap between new and traditional media
and consider the impact of new media technologies on
and the "public sphere"
emerging business models
new networks of media innovators which bridge traditional carriers
journalism, education, politics and technology
and share innovations in media-literacy education.
attending besides Chellie Pingree, Jon Donley, Marty Baron, Teresa Hanafin,
Silha, Chris Peck, Helen Thomas? (add
you concerned about the future of journalism and the press --
vital Fourth Estate?
break out of the everyday routine. Mix with visionaries in multimedia
technology, politics, local online citizen journalism and media
ideas about what will sustain watchdog journalism. Talk to
citizen filmmaking and local online citizen journalism.
Start your July 4 holiday week by
joining Steve Garfield, Aldon Hynes, Jon Donley, Marty Baron, Helen Thomas, Lee Rainey, Rob
Ellen Hume, Ed Fouhy, Teresa Hanafin, Tom Stites, Chuck Lewis, Richard
Viguerie and many other
visionaries at the first summit and conference of The Media
and Independence: Sharing News and Information in a Connected
28-July 1, 2006 at the University of Massachusetts
few days before U.S. Independence Day (July 4) and the 230th
the Declaration of Independence, there will be ice cream, cake and a
smart, committed people eager to share information and try to make a
difference. We have a simple purpose -- share ideas that will
journalism and democracy work better.
(Who else is coming? Check our up-to-date wiki.)
If you accept our
invitation, you.ll be able to:
for three days, or two. And don't plan on just listening. At
Thurs., June 29 roundtable
summit, join a series of small-group discussions with skilled
seeking fresh ideas and solutions from ever participant.
Who else is attending? Check the wiki-list
-- and add your name!
conversation and ideas in our .Media Café.. Organize a FREE
post-conference meeting with your group or friends. And at the
the formal program, take a summer afternoon to raft, hike, bike, view
museums of cartoons, basketball, colonial America . . . attend a
broadcast of "A Prairie Home Companion" . . . shop . . .
just embark on a long Independence Day weekend in rural New
important, leave Amherst
new sense of optimism and purpose about the future of journalism,
media. . .
having shared ideas and plans with kids and veterans, geeks and
techno-peasants . . . all of whom have one purpose in mind .
. . fostering
participatory democracy and community.
is not a one-industry conference. We want to open conversations about
future of governing and community which cross industries, cross
cultures, cross politics and cross ages. And we need your help
it. This exploration is taking place on a great
university campus . with dozens of volunteers helping in a
non-partisan, non-profit effort.
through June 2 for $295 ($195 for Fri/Sat only) and save at least
off the full-event conference price of $495.00. For your discount,
type "PDF attendee" in the "other information" box
lodging or stay in a university dorm room -- fresh sheets and
Internet-- for only $28.00 a night. Still short on time or
money? Choose our Friday-Saturday only track and register today for
$195. Worried about travel costs? Competitive fares are
available to Hartford-Springfield's
Bradley International Airport, just over an hour from
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