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Goals, questions, formats for JTM-SV

Here are paraphrased remarks of participants in an initial Nov. 19 meeting and teleconference on the question of the goals they'd like to see achieved by "Journalism That Matters: The Silicon Valley Sessions." (transcribed by Bill Densmore)


  • How can Yahoo help further these goals? . . . Barr, Christopher, senior editorial director, Yahoo! Inc., 408-336-0241, cbarr@yahoo-inc.com / former editor-in-chief cNET Networks Inc.


  • How do we engage people in Silicon Valley who care about the use of technology for the public good? . . . Play off Geneva Overholser's early-April convening in D.C. on "public-trust" journalism . . . focus on how technology can assist those funding models . . . Silicon Valley should have all kinds of ideas. John Boyer, John ilmworks inc., 1101 30th St NW Suite 500 / Washington, DC 20007 / 202.625.4396 / cell: 703-980-3337 / john@ilmworks.org / www.ilmworks.org


  • How does traditional journalism earn its "street cred" back again . . . how do we empower change agents? -- Suzi Chang / photographer and filmmaker / originator, “Tsumani Love Soup Project” / 3526 Geary Blvd. / San Francisco CA 94118 / Tel: 415-701-7894 / worldsuzi@gmail.com / working on youth news engagement
  • Open Space is great but have to "bring it in" -- enhance the wiki so that there is a conversation both before and after . . . a process not just a conference . . . make sure network is created. -- Cohn, David / 33 Pearl St., Apt. 12 / San Francisco CA 94103 / dcohn1@gmail.com / http://www.digidave.org / 310-365-3600 / AssignmentZero.net editor / works with Jeff Jarvis at CUNY J-School


  • Who do we expect to pioneer, media companies, or journalists within the system. Do journalists expect to be lead, or do they intend to lead? -- Alex Demushkane, citizen publisher, Walkabout map & Guide, 3180 Imjin Road, 149, marina, CA 98399 / 831-601-5215 / publisher@locavox.com / local media entrepreneur
  • How to adapt Open Space format so it will be clear there will be learning about new approaches ot journalism and new applications to technology . . . technology is now driving journalism . . . get journalists to state what they need and technologists to offer to build it . . . how can we find new forms of journalism that can direct, and take advantage of technology . . . include sessions where journalists describe what the need technology to do . . . ask technologists about great new ways to tell stories . . . cross-fertilize story-telling ideas with technology ideas . . . what are 10 tech developments existing or on horizon with most potential to "blow up" traditional journalism . . . organize briefings on each -- Bill Densmore / Director / Media Giraffe Project and co-convener Journalism That Matters / Journalism Program / 108 Bartlett Hall / Univ. of Mass. / Amherst MA 01003 / o: 413-577-5370 c: 413-458-8001 / Densmore@journ.umass.edu / http://newshare.typepad.com/about.html
  • Help layperson figure out how we engage technologists and journalists to focus on corporate social responsibility . . . How to redefine news so we don't have the hype, can report on emerging trends without being so complex? . . . Rosella Derickson, co-director, South Bay Organizational Development Network / principal, Corporate Wisdom, executive-development and management training / www.corporate-wisdom.com / 831-239-9192 / Krista@sbodn.com / http://www.corporate-wisdom.com/bios.html



  • How can we assist in fostering democracy on the Internet? . . . Gelman, Lauren / Executive Director / Center for Internet and Society / Stanford Law School / Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, Calif. / gelman@stanford.edu / former public-policy director, Electronic Frontier Foundation / http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/profile/lauren-gelman
  • Need a relentless focus for event to work, in five words: Intersection of journalism and technology . . . connecting the valley to journalism . . . do it as a camp or mashup format . . . great people will come to invent something, not just talk . . . Dan Gillmor / professor, Arizona State Univ., fellow Berkman Center / ex-SJM columnist / 23 Everett Street, Second Floor / Cambridge MA 02138 / dan@gillmor.com
  • Use the resources of SV to create a better understanding of diverse cultures and people in a global world and stop stereotypes and hype . . . so media is not just "sell" but also educational/informational -- Hassan, Sarah, Ilmworks, Inc. / 1101 30th St NW Suite 500 / Washington, DC 20007 / 202.625.4396 / cell: 703-431-1626 / sarah@ilmworks.org / www.ilmworks.org
  • How do we tell stories that engage and inspire in service to a healthy democracy? . . . Should bulk of the time be self organized? -- Peggy Holman / principal / The Open Circle Company / 15347 SE 49th Place / Bellevue, WA 98006 / (425) 746-6274 / www.opencirclecompany.com / peggy@opencirclecompany.com / author / change facilitator / Journalism That Matters co-convenor.
  • Meet the challenge of how to attract technologists -- who aren't sure what journalism or media are all about beyond Wikipedia and blogs . . . they don't differentiate issues as it isn't their focus, media is a blur to them -- Jan Hauser / social-media technology consultant / principal, Integrated Innovation / 18475 Circle Dr., Los Gatos, CA 95033 / 408-483-1967 / jan@janhauser.com / http://www.janhauser.com / former principal architect, Sun Microsystems Inc.
  • Find the business model that will sustain all these fabulous ideas . . . tech people are drawn to the notion of civic responsibility . . . is JTM about discussion or doing? -- Chris O’Brien / San Jose Mercury News / Duke Univ. Next Newsroom Project / 631 62nd St. / Oakland CA 94609 / 415-298-0207 /cobrien@mercurynews.com
  • Get more citizens on the West Coast doing citizen journalism sites -- much more activity on the East Coast . . . how do you get people in a community to be willing to participate? . . . how do you make it possible to make more money? -- Barry Parr / Coastsider and Jupiter Research analyst / P.O. Box 0551 / Montara, CA 94037 / Work: 415-466-0454 / home: 650.523.4929 / http://www.coastsider.com / barry@parr.org / barryparr@gmail.com / Former San Jose Merc executive, IT consultant, owner/publisher of local online news site for coast.
  • Introduce journalism that matters to an ethnic audience -- Mitch Posada, founding partner, GrupoEntrada / videoblog producer, LatinLounge.TV founder, technologist activist 415-420-1518 / mitch@grupoentrada.com / http://www.grupoentrada.com
  • How do we enrich the public discourse concerning the difussion of technology to support rather than inhibit Democracy? -- Patrick Reilly, patent attorney and founder, the Intellectual Property Society / P.O. Box 7218 / Santa Cruz CA 95061 / 831-332-7127 / patrick.reilly@ipsociety.net / http://www.ipsociety.net
  • Focus on the "netheads" as well as technology, and if traditional media needs renovation, that has to be part of perspective . . . web advertising revenue doesn't catch print until 2011 . . . pretty structured . . . to mobilize and align around specific proposals and solutions in development -- more of an expo feel . . . merge with SPJ conference idea and make it a co-sponsor? . . . don't spend too mjch time in the big circle, more appealing to non-touchy feeling types . . . set it up so the technologists are clearly present and journalists are invited to attend -- Michael Stoll / Lecturer, San Jose State Univ. / 533 Page St. / San Francisco, CA 94117 / (415) 864-1335 cell: 415-846-3983 / http://www.michaelstoll.com/bio.htm / "Grade the News" collaborator /mstoll - at symbol - public-press.org
  • How do we develop a business model for hybrid (citizen-blogger/pro) journalism? . . . Focus on building blocks and business models of the new media . . . and elements abandoned by daily press . . . workshops need to have concrete strategies for building the next wave . . . build in a spirit of inventiveness . . . "come help us invent a newsroom of the future." -- David Talbot / Fenton Communications / San Francisco, CA / former Salon.com editor / 415-265-6473 /dtalbot@fenton.com
  • How do we engage networks that leverage and magnify the value of technology that connects content and commerce . . . need to connect both commerce and content . . . knowledge is uneven, and there are public-policy questions to consider -- Ken Doctor, President / Content Bridges / 1812 Dry Creek Road /San Jose CA 95124 / (408) 605-0609 / kdoctor@gmail.com /former vp/strategy, vp/editorial and vp/content services at Knight Ridder Corp.
  • Make a "mashup" on what we want the journalism of the future to do . . . what the next newsroom would look like . . . do a design-by-example with hands-on work, you will discover things you otherwise wouldn't . . . maybe three concurrent projects . . . how can we leverage the resources of Newstrust (tech and journalism driven) to further JTM goals, without reinventing the wheel . . . use existing organizations -- Fabrice Florin / Executive Director / Newstrust / 337 Richardson Way / Mill Valley, CA 94941 / http://www.newstrust.net / fab@newstrust.net / Work: (415) 388-6688 / used to be in key roles at Apple and Macromedia
  • How can journalism education be changed, and who will be those agents of change? . . . JTM is not U.S. only -- how can we bring in international perspectives? . . . How Focus on software and intellectual challenges, not so much hardware . . . analystic approaches, geographic services -- Tom Johnson / co-founder / Institute for Analytic Journalism / Santa Fe, NM USA http://www.analyticjournalism.com / 505.577.6482(c) 505.473.9646(h) / http://www.jtjohnson.com / tom@jtjohnson.com
  • Make the call to action focused on technology . . . what are specific objectives that we will be fostering or developing technology around such as (a) enable more bottom-up rather than top-down communications (b) new ways of finding and using sources based on identity technologies or (c) doing distributed media technologies not reliant on a single server (d) Or alternative payment systems which are donation-based rather than advertising based . . . things that would lead people to say here is a certain technology that exists that could be developed that would lead to a specific purpose. -- Ken Jordan http://www.kenjordan.tv/
  • Who should be attending and why and what is the desired outcome, how do you rate success -- spawning new businesses, citizens new tools . . . need practical thinking . . . Need concrete things to take away . . . technologists are always looking for new ways to deploy new tools . . . don't try to be all-encompassing . . . structure as a crossroads for journalists/technologists between what's new in story telling; what's new in techology -- Alan D. Mutter / 225 Scott St., San Francisco CA 94117 / 415-519-2495 / alan.mutter@broadbandxxi.com / http://newsosaur.blogspot.com
  • How to bring leaders of the technological world together with journalists to create the next newsroom -- a mix of a business plan, organzational framework and a creative model that gathers news with citizens and professional journalists who share a desire to strengthen civic live with the aid of technology . . . goal is get some new allies in Silicon Valley -- Chris Peck, editor, The [Memphis] Commercial Appeal, former president, American Society of Newspaper Editors and AP Managing Editors; co-convener, Journalism That Matters / 495 Union Ave. / Memphis, TN 38103 / 901-529-2390 / peck@commercialappeal.com
  • How do we harness the energy of social networking and young people who are literally reinventing storytelling and journalism through YouTube and Facebook and make that part of the journalism discussion along with media-literacy skills that help us to do a better job of paying attention to each other, telling stories and reinventing the democracy -- Stephen Silha, Media/Journalism That Matters, director, Washington News Council, former reporter, Christian Science Monitor and Children’s Express, co-convener, Journalism that Matters / 15810 Shanahan Road SW / Vashon Island, Washington 98070 / www.goodnewsgooddeeds.org / home/office: (206) 567-4363