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Last-minute logistics for New News Ecology participants


QUICKLINKS: PROGRAM/SCHEDULE . . . HOMEPAGE . . . WHO'S PARTICIPATING . . . LAST-MINUTE EMAIL . . . BURNING QUESTIONS . . . INTERVIEWS . . . BREAKOUTS . . . NEW SPHERES . . . DINNER GROUPS . . . BLOGS/TWEETS/TAGS/OUTREACH . . . ORIGINAL EVENT INVITATION . . . MAPPING HANDOUT (pdf)


This is a web verison of an email sent Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 to participants in the Journalism That Matters/Poynter Institute convening on Sunday/Wednesday, March 1-4. We collected important or interesting last-minute information and updates on the following topics:

-- Check in -- starting at 2:00 p.m. Sunday -- Have you posted your pre-event partner interview? -- Bring a “fire-starter” -- What do you want to learn, or teach? Burning questions -- Airport transportation / Hotel shuttle -- Monday night dinner options -- Twitter, blogs and other channels, standard tag: jtmpoynter -- An “on-the-record” event

REGISTRATION – Sunday

You can arrive at the Courtyard Marriott anytime on Sunday and we’ll be around to great you. Starting around 3 p.m. there will be shuttle trips to The Poynter Institute, 1.3 miles south, when check-in will begin. We’ll start our program at 4 p.m. We’ve switched gears and will now do Sunday’s program at Poynter, **not** at the hotel.

CONFERENCE HOTEL: Courtyard Marriott / 300 4th St. North / St. Petersburg FL 33701 / (727) 458-6200

POYNTER INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA STUDIES: 801 Third St. South | St. Petersburg FL 33701 / Phone (888) 769-6837

GOOGLE MAP: http://www.tiny.cc/Okahm

We'll have a name badge, a reporter's notebook, and some handout materials, including a roster of participants with email addresses and phone numbers. We'll continue to staff the registration table through the afternoon until dinner.

“BE THE MEDIA” – BOOK

We’ll also have for each of us a complimentary copy of David Mathieson’s book, “Be the Media,” a guide to creating and marketing your own media in a digital age.

PROGRAM UPDATES

For program/schedule updates, bookmark:
http://www.mediagiraffe.org/wiki/index.php/Poynter-program
http://www.mediagiraffe.org/wiki/index.php/Newsecology

HAVE YOU POSTED YOUR PRE-CONFERENCE INTERVIEW?

You should by now have received an email assigning you a pre-conference professional interview partner and a suggested process for beginning the conference with a conversation beforehand. Here's a copy of the email if you've misplaced it:

(log in as user newsecology, password: poynter):
http://journalismthatmatters.com/node/add/pre-conference-interview

If you haven't connected with your assigned partner by phone, please try to do so in the next couple of days, even if just for a few minutes, and put together some thoughts about your discussion.

To post your interview notes, go to http://journalismthatmatters.com/node/add/pre-conference-interview
and “Add Pre-conference Interview”.
You will need to log in as user: newsecology / password: poynter)

OR, if that seems complicated,

-- EMAIL to jtm@mediagiraffe.org

You can go to this page to see what other's have written so far:
(log in as user newsecology / password: poynter)
http://journalismthatmatters.com/node/add/pre-conference-interview
http://journalismthatmatters.com/content/meeting-phone-having-lots-common

BRING A “FIRE-STARTER”

No, we're not going to burn the place down. But we are intending to spark a conversation about the emergence of a new news ecology.

To get the discussion going, we're asking each of you to bring a quote, a phrase, or idea that would serve as a provocative place to get people talking.

Here are four examples of a fire starter:

1) From Rusty Coats, VP Interactive for Scripps: Print is about stories. Digital is about search. So what will that mean for journalism?

2) From Borrell and Associates Media Researchers: If you are a newspaper or TV station today, your brand is baggage.

3) From Morgan Stanley Technology/Internet Trends report 11/5/08 Uh-Oh. Online spending on newspaper Web sites is declining. So can Web advertising actually support the cost of gathering news?

4) From Bill Demsmore at the InfoValet Project at the Reynolds Journalism Institute: If we don’t believe news information has value, why should our readers, viewers and contributors/collaborators think so?

Bring your own fire starter to Poynter. We'll ask you to share your fire starter in small groups as we get the party started on Sunday.


WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN, AND TEACH? – Burning Questions

Monday and Tuesday’s agenda will be set by you, so come prepared with the questions and topics that you wish to pursue. Most of us pondered the question: “What do you want to learn, and teach?” and offered some ideas upon registration. To see what we wrote, for our “Burning Questions” look here:
http://www.mediagiraffe.org/wiki/index.php/Newsecology-questions

For example, participant Anne Anderson has posted her breakout topic already:
http://www.mediagiraffe.org/wiki/index.php/Newsecology-breakout-children
So has Patrico Espinoza, from San Antonio:
http://www.mediagiraffe.org/wiki/index.php/Newsecology-program-espinoza


THE JTM MAPPING PROJECT

What did the old news ecology look like. How can we visualize the new one. Journalism That Matters asked graphic artist Steven Wright to depict each scenario. You can view each at:
VIEWABLE PHOTOS:

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DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILES:
http://newshare.com/jtm/poynter-old-ecology.pdf
http://newshare.com/jtm/poynter-new-ecology.pdf










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AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION / PARKING / HOTEL SHUTTLE

The Tampa International Airport is about 25 minutes north of downtown St. Petersburg. You can take or share a cab or the SuperShuttle Service (http://www.supershuttle.com/ ) from the airport, for a flat rate of about $15.00.

The Courtyard Marriott Hotel is 1.3 miles from the Poynter Institute. So we’ll be running a shuttle from about 30 minutes before and after our conference starting and ending times. At other times, the hotel has a shuttle van and they are on call to transport you to or from Poynter – at no charge -- with a little notice.

There is parking at Poynter. Valet parking for $15 a day is available at the hotel. On-street parking is limited except on Sunday.

MONDAY NIGHT DINNER OPTIONS – “Birds of a feather”

Dinner on Sunday and Tuesday are included in the festivities. On Monday, you’ll be on your own. We encourage you to use the time to pursue ideas of interest with old and new colleagues over some good food. We encourage you to gather in small, topical groups to go off to dinner and keep critical conversations going. To help facilitate, you can post the name of a restaurant where you’ve made a reservation and the topic(s) you’d like to discuss at:

http://www.mediagiraffe.org/wiki/index.php/Newsecology-dinner

TWITTER, BLOGS AND OTHER CHANNELS

If you will be blogging, live blogging, Tweeting, delicious-ing, etc. from next week's event, e-mail jtm@mediagiraffe.org. We will be aggregating coverage on Poynter Online and the Journalism That Matters site.

Tag your posts, photos and videos "jtmpoynter" and let us know where you upload them. For those of you Tweeting from the sessions, use the hashtag #jtmpoynter. You can then find all Tweets about our gathering by hitting this URL:

Twitter: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=jtmpoynter:

Other ways of staying in touch . . . Facebook (requires Facebook login): http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=55597578551

Poynter Groups (requires Poynter login): https://poynter.yourmembership.com/members/group.asp?id=42130

Delicious: http://delicious.com/tag/jtmpoynter

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/jtmpoynter/

UStream.tv live video stream (will begin when conference does): http://www.ustream.tv/poynter

“AN OPEN SOURCE” -- and on-the-record EVENT

Think of “Adapting Journalism to the New News Ecology,” as an “open source” event. All of our group, in-the-round sessions are “on the record.” We’ll be videotaping and live streaming them. Breakout sessions should be assumed to be “on the record” unless there is a consensus reached otherwise. While this approach may mildly inhibit some commentary, it means our work and insights will be shared and used more broadly.

CONTACT US

If you need to reach any of the JTM-Poynter organizers, try these numbers:

  • Jeanette Smith, Poynter program coordinator: 727-432-2549
  • Howard Finberg, Poynter NewsU director: 727-642-3209
  • Peggy Holman, JTM facilitator: 206-948-0432
  • Stephen Silha, JTM facilitator: 206-819-3755
  • Ellyn Angelotti, Poynter Institute: 727-517-5099
  • Bill Densmore, JTM collaborator, 617-448-6600
  • Chris Peck, JTM collaborator, 901-626-0754