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Here is a list of participants attending "Journalism That Matters: Technology and the New Ecology of News," called for April 30-May 3, 2008 at the Yahoo! Inc. conference center, Sunnyvale, Calif.... To join us, you need to go to our PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION PAGE. If you are already committed to join us, but don't see your name on this list, please email us at jtm@mediagiraffe.org. If you're joining us at Yahoo, and you haven't already done so, please accept our invitation to create a collaboration profile on our NewsTools2008 social-network site.

The most up-to-date version of this page may be found HERE.


  1. Abate, Tom / new-media blogger and San Francisco Chronicle columnist, San Leandro, Calif.
  2. Aitamurto, Tanja, free-lance journalist, Helsingin Sanomat/Innovation Journalism program at Stanford University
  3. Allison, Bill, senior fellow, the Sunlight Foundation, Washington, D.C.
  4. Anderson, Faye / Citizen Journalist / Anderson@Large / AOL Black Voices / Brooklyn, N.Y.
  5. Andrade, Kara, Maynard Institute, Oakland, Calif.
  6. Angelotti, Ellyn, Interactivity Editor and Adjunct Faculty, Poynter Institute, Treasure Island, Fla.
  7. Audleman, Kevin, data systems programmer, YES Magazine, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
  8. Barr, Christopher, senior editorial director, Yahoo! Inc. / former editor-in-chief cNET Networks Inc.]
  9. Barron, Jess,director of programming, Yahoo News, Santa Monica, Calif.
  10. Benson, Nancy, associate professor, journalism, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.
  11. Bhanoo, Hemant, reporterist inc., Oakland, Calif.
  12. Bohan, Suzanne, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, Regional Reporter, Bay Area News Group, Mill Valley, Calif.
  13. Boyer, John, ilmworks inc., 1101 30th St NW Suite 500 / Washington, DC 20007
  14. Bridgeman, Erica, producer-at-large/engineer, KPFA-FM, Berkeley, Calif.
  15. Briggs, John M.L., assistant managing editor for news, Yahoo! Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif.
  16. Brouillet, Carol, Co-Founder Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance / Publisher Deception Dollars / radio show host, Palo Alto, Calif.
  17. Buie, Dawn, Media Consortium Member, website designer, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  18. Burgierman, Denis / Stanford Knight Fellow / editor-in-chief, Superinteressante magazine, Palo Alto, Calif.
  19. Campwala, Kaizar, associate editor, NewsTrust.net, San Francisco (more bio)
  20. Castaneda, Laura, clinical associate professor, USC Annenberg School of Journalism, Los Angeles
  21. Castro, Miguel, media coordinator, Open Society Institute, London
  22. Chan, Vera, senior editor, Yahoo! News
  23. Chatham, Rod, president, The Story, Atlanta, Ga.
  24. Chinn, Dana, lecturer, convergence core curriculum director, USC Annenbert School for Communications, Los Angeles
  25. Chung, Lisa, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, independent journalist, former San Francisco Chronicle, Mountain View, Calif.
  26. Cohn, David / San Francisco CA 94103 / http://www.digidave.org / 310-365-3600 / newassignment.net editor / NewsTrust.Net
  27. Cooper, Marc, USC-Annenberg School Institute for Justice and Journalism director / senior editor, The Huffington Post, Woodland Hills, Calif.
  28. Corbeil, Lark / Founder, Public News Service-Managing Editor & Media in the Public Interest, Boulder, Colo.
  29. Cornick-Horyn, Melissa, news content producer, Sunnyside, N.Y.
  30. Cray, Ed,, journalism professor/author, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles
  31. Dean, Patricia, associate director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism, Los Angeles
  32. Densmore, Bill / Director / Media Giraffe Project and co-convener Journalism That Matters / Journalism Program / Univ. of Mass. / Amherst Mass.
  33. Doctor, Ken, President / Content Bridges /former vp/strategy, vp/editorial and vp/content services at Knight Ridder Corp.
  34. Dubail, Jean, online editor, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
  35. Enders, Steve, product manager, Yahoo! News, Sunnyvale, Calif.
  36. Enriquez, Hiram, programming dir., Hispanic American Yahoo, Miami, Fla.
  37. Fantin, Linda, associate director, Center for Innovation in Journalism, American Public Media, Saint Paul, Minn. (formerly Salt Lake Tribune)
  38. Ferrier, Michell / managing editor, online communities,Daytona Beach [Fla.] News Journal
  39. Fine, Lauren Rich, Kent State Univ. / former Merrill Lynch media vp, Cleveland, Ohio
  40. Fitch, Lynn, communications director, Building Changes, Seattle, Wash.
  41. Florin, Fabrice / Executive Director / Newstrust / Mill Valley, Calif. / used to be in key roles at Apple and Macromedia
  42. Freedberg, Louis / Director / California Media Project / Berkeley, Calif. / former editorial writer, and Washington correspondent, S.F. Chronicle
  43. Fuerst, Mark, public broadcast veteran, Public Media Management / Integrated Media Association, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
  44. Gahran, Amy, media consultant, Poynter.org E-Media Tidbits blogger, Boulder, Colo.
  45. Gannon, Bill, director of online operations, Lucasfilm Ltd., San Francisco, Calif.
  46. Gillmor, Dan: / Arizona State Univ.; fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School) / ex-SJM columnist
  47. Glaser, Mark, blogger/columnist, PBS Mediashift, San Francisco
  48. Glasser, Theodore, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, communication professor, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
  49. Gordon, Jon, host, Future Tense, American Public Media, Alameda, Calif.
  50. Gordon, Rich, assoc. professor, new-media chair, Northwestern Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, Ill.
  51. Greene, Darcy, associate professor, Innovation Incubator project, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Mich.
  52. Grimes, Ann, journalism professor, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
  53. Grimm, Joe / media recruiter / Gannett and Detroit Free Press / Poynter blogger / http://www.newsrecruiter.com
  54. Guevarra, Leslie, communication consultant, former deputy managing editor, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco
  55. Gupta, Vineet, technical evangelist, Daylife Inc., New York, N.Y.
  56. Hamilton, James, prof., Duke Univ., author: "All the News That's Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information into News"
  57. Hasan, Sarah, Ilmworks, Inc. / Washington, DC 20007 / www.ilmworks.org
  58. Hauser, Eduardo, director, National Public Radio and CEO/founder, DailyMe Inc., Hollywood, Fla.
  59. Hodder, Mary, CEO, Dabble.com / Bloqx Inc., (video social-search site), Berkeley, Calif.
  60. Holman, Peggy / principal / The Open Circle Company / Bellevue, Wash. / author / change facilitator / Journalism That Matters co-convenor.
  61. Houston, Brant, professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. (former director, IRE)
  62. Iggers, Jeremy, executive director, Twin Cities Media Alliance/TC Daily Planet, Minneapolis, Minn.
  63. Johnson, J. Tom / co-founder / Institute for Analytic Journalism / Santa Fe, N.M. USA
  64. Jue, Linda / Director / New Voices in Independent Journalism / Northern California Society of Professional Journalists / San Francisco
  65. Karp, Scott -- CEO/founder, Publish2, Leesburg, Va. scott.karp@publish2.com
  66. Kawasaki, Guy / principal / Garage Technology Ventures, Palo Alto, Calif. guy@truemors.com
  67. Kauanui, J. Kehaulani, radio host/anthropology professor, WESU-Wesleylan University, Middletown, Conn.
  68. Keith, Randall, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, Calif.
  69. Klein, William, graduate student, Fielding Graduate University, Independent Media Newswire Project, Walnut Creek, Calif.
  70. Kulikauskas, Andrius, director, Minciu Sodas, Vilnius, Lithuania
  71. Kuttner, Tony, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, Editor-in-chief, NewzWag.com/Deadline division of Agence-France Press, San Francisco
  72. Lamb, Lisa, VP sales/marketing, DailyMe Inc., Hollywood, Fla.
  73. Lamb, Paul, (more bio), Zero Divide, community innovator and web 2.0 management consultant to non-profits, San Francisco
  74. Lasica, J.D., director, Ourmedia, Pleasanton, Calif.
  75. Lawson, Jonathan, executive director, Reclaim the Media; online communications editor, SEIU Healthcare 775NW, Seattle
  76. Lawton, Beth / manager, digital media, Newspaper Assn. of America, Arlington, Va.
  77. Levander, Michelle, founding director, California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, USC-Annenberg School for Communication, Los Angeles
  78. Lown, Wayne, business-development manager, McClatchy-Tribune Info Services, Chicago, Ill.
  79. Lucas, Charlotte-Ann, (BLOG BIO)visiting lecturer, journalism, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nev.
  80. MacPhail, Wayne, rabble.ca director, multimedia online producer, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  81. Madhany, al-Husein, director and editor ISLAMICA Magazine, Santa Clara, Calif.
  82. Marban, Thomas / entrepreneur / tomatic gmbh, Austria / creator of PopUrls
  83. Mason, Debra, professor, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  84. Mathison, David, Be The Media / former CEO Kinecta / Tiburon, Calif.
  85. McBride, Suzanna, director/news reporting/writing, Columbia College, Chicago, Ill.
  86. McDougall, Jesse, web editor, Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Jct., Vt.
  87. McLellan, Michele / director / News, Improved / Yellow Springs, Ohio
  88. McManus, John, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, director, GradeTheNews.org, Sunnyvale, Calif.
  89. Melancon, Benjamin, Drupal developer, PWGD founder, IdeaLab blogger, Natick, Mass.
  90. Melillo, Michael, CEO, SocialChord LLC, New Brunswick, N.J.
  91. Miel, Persephone, fellow / citizen-media researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  92. Moore, James, senior fellow, Berkman Center for the Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  93. Moran, Brian, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, independent non-profit journalist, San Francisco, Calif.
  94. Moy, Kim, managing editor, front page, Yahoo!, Sunnyvale
  95. Murphy, Tom,CEO-founder, RedwoodAge.com, Larkspur, Calif., ex-AP, Bloomberg
  96. Myronuk, Jennifer, founder, StoryField Productions, Campbell, Calif.
  97. Naff, Chris, coach and new-media blogger, QOE Management Consulting and HumanKind Media, Alamo, Calif.
  98. Naidu, Agni, biology student interested in photo and medical journalism, Mission Viejo, Calif.
  99. Niles, Robert / editor, Online Journalism Review, USC Annenberg School, Los Angeles
  100. O’Brien, Chris / San Jose Mercury News / Duke Univ. Next Newsroom Project / San Jose, Calif#Okamoto, Russell, co-founder, PublicPress.org, Beaverton, Oregon.
  101. Overholser, Geneva, professor, Univ. of Missouri journalism school, Washington, D.C., author, [,]"A Manifesto for Change"
  102. Pace-Hinton, Lanita / director Knight Digital Media Center Multimedia Training Program / UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
  103. Parr, Barry / owner/editor Coastsider / Montara, Calif. / former San Jose Merc executive, IT consultant, owner/publisher of local online news site for coast.
  104. Peck, Chris, editor, The [Memphis] Commercial Appeal, former president, American Society of Newspaper Editors and AP Managing Editors; co-convener, Journalism That Matters / Memphis, Tenn.
  105. Porter, Vikki, director, Knight Digital Media Center at USC, Los Angeles
  106. Pryor, Larry, assoc. journalism professor, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles
  107. Puente, Teresa, journalism faculty, Columbia College Chicago, Forest Park, Ill.
  108. Quinn, Stephen, Winchelsea, AK,Australia
  109. Rae, Sasha / graduate student, University of Oregon, Eugene
  110. Rampton, Sheldon, research director, Center for Media & Democracy, Madison, Wis.
  111. Reilly, Patrick, patent attorney and founder, the [www.ipsociety.net Intellectual Property Society] / Santa Cruz Calif.
  112. Reynolds, Martin, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, editor, (alt url) The Tribune, Oakland, Calif.
  113. Roth, Mark S. / new-media director / Sun-Times Media Group / Chicago / mroth@suntimes.com Work Site
  114. Roybal, Peter, senior product manager, Yahoo News, Santa Monica, Calif. (formerly CQ.com)
  115. Rubison, David, sound engineer, The Witness Project, Marin County, Calif.
  116. Salinger, Sue, executive director/writer/producer, Free Voice / Media Alliance, Boulder, Colo.
  117. Schwartzman, Josh, lead developer, Newswag, (news game), San Francisco
  118. Scoble, Robert, video blogger, Fast Company online
  119. Silha, Stephen, Media/Journalism That Matters, director, Washington News Council, former reporter, Christian Science Monitor and Children’s Express, co-convener, Journalism that Matters / Vashon Island, Wash. www.goodnewsgooddeeds.org
  120. Sistek, Hanna, Stanford INJO Fellow, Swedish business reporter for Dagens Industries, San Francisco
  121. Skowran, Maurreen, / News Atoms blog / founder of Journawiki / copy editor at The News & Observer, in Raleigh, N.C.
  122. Soglin, Ari, asst. managing editor, online content, Bay Area News Group (MediaNews Group), Contra Costa, Calif.
  123. Soni, Ashish, information-technology professor, USC-Viterbi School of Engineering / Los Angeles
  124. Stites, Tom, consultant Center for Public Integrity, ex-daily editor, Newburyport, Mass.#Steffens, Brian / executive director, National Newspapers Assn., Columbia, Mo.
  125. Stenger, Brad / director, WiredNextFest / Wired Magazine / San Francisco
  126. Stoll, Michael / NorCal SPJ MEMBER, Lecturer, San Jose State Univ. / San Francisco / "Grade the News" and Public Press collaborator
  127. Talvi, Silja J.A., senior editor, In These Times; investigative journalist and book author, Women Behind Bars: The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System, Seattle
  128. Toering, Karen, co-director, Reclaim the Media, Seattle
  129. Tsering, Lisa, reporter, India-West, San Leandro
  130. Van Slyke, Tracy, director, The Media Consortium, Chicago
  131. Wagner, Venise, interim chair, associate professor, journalism department, San Francisco State Univ.
  132. Waxman, Sharon, author, former New York Times columnist, Santa Monica, Calif.
  133. Williams, Michael, professor, Univ. of Maryland College of Journalism, University Park, Md.
  134. Wilson, Josh / founder NewsDesk.org / San Francisco
  135. Wind, David, graduate student and placeblogger, formerly Amnesty International organizer, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  136. Witt, Leonard, Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication, Kennesaw State University / PJNet.org
  137. Zamora, Jose, Journalism Program Associate, Knight Foundation, Miami, Fla.
  138. Zaraysky, Susanna, independent writer, focusing on global identity issues, multilingual communities / Cupertino, Calif.