- 1 Why hold "A Passion for Place" in Minnesota, and why in June?
- 1.1 Two reasons:
- 1.2 About the National Conference in Media Reform
- 1.3 Combined registration: $270
- 1.4 REGISTER NOW
- 1.5 VIEW MAP . . . . . REGISTER NOW . . . COLLABORATION SITE . . . . JOIN NOW
Why hold "A Passion for Place" in Minnesota, and why in June?
- The Twin Cities area is hope to several of the most innovative and successful experiments in local online news and community services. So it's the perfect place to gather for a consideration of best-practices in this emerging field.
- Immediately after "New Pamphleteers/New Reporters," ends, the fourth National Conference on Media Reform begins and runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center, just across the Mississippi River from where New Pamphleteers convenes. The two events are independent of each other. But with a convenient cross-registration deal, participants can attend both events in one trip, and without changing hotels and with one registration.
About the National Conference in Media Reform
Organized by FreePress.net, previous events have been in Madison, Wis., St. Louis, Mo., and Memphis, Tenn., since 2004. Typically they draw thousands of people.
This year, join In These Times, Bill Moyers, Dan Rather, Arianna Huffington, Amy Goodman, Naomi Klein, Juan Gonzalez, Van Jones, Lawrence Lessig, Sen. Byron Dorgan, FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein, thousands of media reform advocates, independent media, reporters, bloggers, and organizers at the National Conference For Media Reform, sponsored by Free Press, June 6-8, 2008, in Minneapolis, Minn.
Over three days, the conference will feature 60 panel discussions and workshops plus speeches, multimedia presentations, film screenings, roundtable meetings with policymakers, regional caucuses for you to meet media reformers from your home state, and dozens of receptions and parties. The focus is on broadening the media-reform movement, envisioning the future of our media system, harnessing new technology for change, and achieving concrete policy victories through sustainable organizing. For more information and to learn how to register, visit http://www.freepress.net/conference
Combined registration: $270
One-stop combined registration for both events (JTM-NCMR) is only $270 until May 15 and includes meals on Wednesday and Thursday. You can sign up from the link below. (check NCMR joint option):
Combined registration saves $70
The early-bird registration fee of $139.00 for the event, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, June 4, all day Thurs., June 5 and the morning of Friday, June 6, includes dinners both evenings, continental breakfasts and lunch. Our event ends just before opening of the Fourth National Conference for Media Reform,(Fri.-Sun., June 6-8) at the Minnesota Convention Center. Through a special arrangement with Free Press, convenor of the NCMR, Journalism That Matters can offer combined registration in both events for $270 -- a savings of $70 off registering separately. To register once and attend both events, go to:
- 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