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Post-event wrapup page

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Principal convenor Minnesota Journalism Center Minnesota News Council
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.

WHO ATTENDED . . . PROGRAM/AGENDA . . . BEST-PRACTICE TOPICS . . . DISCUSSION HOSTS . . . STUDY LINKS . . . SPONSORS . . . VIEW MAP . . . COLLABORATION SITE . . . PRE-CONVENING INTERVIEWS . . . SKYPE SESSIONS. . . PRE-CONVENING LEARNING. . . PRE-CONVENING TEACHING . . . TWITTER RSS FEED . . . TWITTER LINK . . . MEDIAGIRAFFE/JTM ARCHIVED VIDEO STREAMS NING COLLABORATION RSS FEED . . . JTM SPAWNINGS . . . FEEDBACK


This is the post-event wrap-up, link and learning resource page for:

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


KEY RESOURCES

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:



WHAT OTHERS HAVE WRITTEN -- Blogs and comments on the 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.


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."

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.

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Key objectives:

  • Share best practices for community, business and social success of rural and neighborhood web civic/news initiatives
  • Learn about available tools, networks, software and partnerships
  • Understand and build relationships with legacy media
  • Consider forming national business/professional/advertising collaborative

    WHY NOW?

    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.

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    <===SUMMARY===

    • 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

    CONTACTS

    Bill Densmore
    Journalism That Matters / The Media Giraffe Project
    108 Bartlett Hall / Univ. of Massachusetts
    Amherst MA 01003
    jtm@mediagiraffe.org / 413-458-8001

    Jen Keavy, Communications Manager
    Minnesota Journalism Center
    School of Journalism and Mass Communication
    University of Minnesota
    111 Murphy Hall, 206 Church St. SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    PH. 612-625-8095; FAX 612-626-7543
    jkeavy@umn.edu
    mnjrnctr@umn.edu
    http://www.mjc.umn.edu