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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.... Registration for the overall event is now CLOSED. However, you may still register to attend our Thursday, May 1, dinner, our Friday "Drupal Day" or Saturday NewsTools2008/SPJ "Innovation in Journalism" expo. For those events, go to our PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION PAGE. 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.

More than 30 people stepped forward in the early stages of planning NewsTools2008. VIEW FOUNDING CONVENORS OF NEWSTOOLS2008



  1. Abate, Tom / new-media blogger and San Francisco Chronicle columnist, San Leandro, Calif.
  2. Aitamurto, Tanja, 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. Allison, Ginna public radio and web producer, Albany, Calif. (DRUPAL DAY)
  5. Anderson, Faye / Citizen Journalist / Anderson@Large / AOL Black Voices / Brooklyn, N.Y.
  6. Anderson, Richard / founder/CEO, VillageSoup.com, Camden/Rockland, Maine
  7. Andrade, Kara, Maynard Institute, Oakland, Calif.
  8. Angelotti, Ellyn, Interactivity Editor and Adjunct Faculty, Poynter Institute, Treasure Island, Fla.
  9. Audleman, Kevin, data systems programmer, YES Magazine, Bainbridge Island, Wash.
  10. Banducci, Elise, senior communications officer, ACLU of Northern California, ebanducci@aclunc.org
  11. Barr, Christopher, senior editorial director, Yahoo! Inc. / former editor-in-chief cNET Networks Inc.]
  12. Barron, Jess,director of programming, Yahoo News, Santa Monica, Calif.
  13. Benson, Nancy, associate professor, journalism, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.
  14. Bhanoo, Hemant, reporterist inc., Oakland, Calif.
  15. Bohan, Suzanne, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, Regional Reporter, Bay Area News Group, Mill Valley, Calif.
  16. Boyer, John, ilmworks inc., 1101 30th St NW Suite 500 / Washington, DC 20007
  17. Bridgeman, Erica, producer-at-large/engineer, KPFA-FM, Berkeley, Calif.
  18. Briggs, John M.L., assistant managing editor for news, Yahoo! Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif.
  19. Brouillet, Carol, Co-Founder Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance / Publisher Deception Dollars / radio show host, Palo Alto, Calif.
  20. Buie, Dawn, Media Consortium Member, website designer, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  21. Burdett, Mark, (DRUPAL DAY), Independent Media Center, San Francisco
  22. Burgierman, Denis / Stanford Knight Fellow / editor-in-chief, Superinteressante magazine, Palo Alto, Calif.
  23. Calderon, Christal, community manager, Topix.com, Palo Alto, Calif.
  24. Campwala, Kaizar, associate editor, NewsTrust.net, San Francisco (more bio)
  25. Cartwright, Morgan, director, interactive operations, Bay Area News Group, San Ramon, Calif.
  26. Castaneda, Laura, clinical associate professor, USC Annenberg School of Journalism, Los Angeles
  27. Chan, Vera, senior editor, Yahoo! News
  28. Chatham, Rod, president, The Story, Atlanta, Ga.
  29. Ching, Randy / entrepreneur on social-media startup, Los Altos, Calif.
  30. Chinn, Dana, lecturer, convergence core curriculum director, USC Annenbert School for Communications, Los Angeles
  31. Chung, Lisa, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, independent journalist, former San Francisco Chronicle, Mountain View, Calif.
  32. Coan, Gabriel / senior editor, online content, KQED Public Radio, San Francisco
  33. Cohn, David / San Francisco CA 94103/ 310-365-3600 / newassignment.net editor / NewsTrust.Net
  34. Cooper, Marc, USC-Annenberg School Institute for Justice and Journalism director / senior editor, The Huffington Post, Woodland Hills, Calif.
  35. Cornick-Horyn, Melissa, news content producer, Sunnyside, N.Y.
  36. Crandall, David, business manager, Public News Service,H Boulder, Colo.
  37. Cray, Ed,, journalism professor/author, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles
  38. Dean, Patricia, associate director, USC Annenberg School of Journalism, Los Angeles
  39. Densmore, Betsy, director, Social Enterprise Institute, Irvine, Calif.
  40. Davis, Sara, partner manager, Topix.com, Palo Alto, Calif.
  41. Densmore, Bill / Director / Media Giraffe Project and co-convener Journalism That Matters / Journalism Program / Univ. of Mass. / Amherst Mass.
  42. Doctor, Ken, President / Content Bridges /former vp/strategy, vp/editorial and vp/content services at Knight Ridder Corp.
  43. Dubail, Jean, online editor, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
  44. Enders, Steve, product manager, Yahoo! News, Sunnyvale, Calif.
  45. Enriquez, Hiram, programming dir., Hispanic American Yahoo, Miami, Fla.
  46. Fallon, Mary, editor-in-chief/site producer, DEMO-online tech news site of IDG, San Jose, Calif.
  47. Fantin, Linda, associate director, Center for Innovation in Journalism, American Public Media, Saint Paul, Minn. (formerly Salt Lake Tribune)
  48. Ferrier, Michell / managing editor, online communities,Daytona Beach [Fla.] News Journal
  49. Fine, Lauren Rich, Kent State Univ. / former Merrill Lynch media vp, Cleveland, Ohio
  50. Fischer, Joannie, Center for Public Integrity, Los Altos, Calif.
  51. Fitch, Lynn, communications director, Building Changes, Seattle, Wash.
  52. Florin, Fabrice / Executive Director / Newstrust / Mill Valley, Calif. / used to be in key roles at Apple and Macromedia
  53. Fox, Kate, consultant and webmaster, Religion Writers of America, Coos Bay, Oregon
  54. Freedberg, Louis / Director / California Media Project / Berkeley, Calif. / former editorial writer, and Washington correspondent, S.F. Chronicle
  55. Fuerst, Mark, public broadcast veteran, Public Media Management / Integrated Media Association, Rhinebeck, N.Y.
  56. Gahran, Amy, media consultant, Poynter.org E-Media Tidbits blogger, Boulder, Colo.
  57. Gannon, Bill, director of online operations, Lucasfilm Ltd., San Francisco, Calif.
  58. Garfunkel, Jon, programmer, Civilities.net, Boston (Brighton), Mass.
  59. Gillmor, Dan: / Arizona State Univ.; fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School) / ex-SJM columnist
  60. Glaser, Mark, blogger/columnist, PBS Mediashift, San Francisco
  61. Glasser, Theodore, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, communication professor, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
  62. Gordon, Jon, host, Future Tense, American Public Media, Alameda, Calif.
  63. Greene, Darcy, associate professor, Innovation Incubator project, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Mich.
  64. Grimes, Ann, journalism professor, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
  65. Grimm, Joe / media recruiter / Gannett and Detroit Free Press / Poynter blogger / http://www.newsrecruiter.com
  66. Guevarra, Leslie, communication consultant, former deputy managing editor, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco
  67. Gupta, Vineet, technical evangelist, Daylife Inc., New York, N.Y.
  68. Hamilton, James, prof., Duke Univ., author: "All the News That's Fit to Sell: How the Market Transforms Information into News"
  69. Hamlin, Kaliya, Identity Woman, event organizer, Oakland, Calif.
  70. Hasan, Sarah, Ilmworks, Inc. / Washington, DC 20007 / www.ilmworks.org
  71. Hashmi, Aki, COO, AllVoices Inc., San Bruno, Calif.
  72. Hauser, Eduardo, director, National Public Radio and CEO/founder, DailyMe Inc., Hollywood, Fla.
  73. Hippensteele, Yolanda / National Outreach Director, FreePress.net, San Francisco, Calif.
  74. Hoadley, Johanna, project manager, web, Bay Area News Group, San Jose, Calif.
  75. Hodder, Mary, CEO, Dabble.com / Bloqx Inc., (video social-search site), Berkeley, Calif.
  76. Holman, Peggy / principal / The Open Circle Company / Bellevue, Wash. / author / change facilitator / Journalism That Matters co-convenor.
  77. Houston, Brant, professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. (former director, IRE)
  78. Hurley, Emily Williams, sr. manager-community, Topix.com, Palo Alto, Calif.
  79. Johnson, J. Tom / co-founder / Institute for Analytic Journalism / Santa Fe, N.M. USA
  80. Jue, Linda / Director / New Voices in Independent Journalism / Northern California Society of Professional Journalists / San Francisco
  81. Karp, Scott -- CEO/founder, Publish2, Reston, Va. scott.karp@publish2.com
  82. Kawasaki, Guy / principal / Garage Technology Ventures, Palo Alto, Calif. guy@truemors.com (see: ALLTOP.COM
  83. Keith, Randall/ Online Editorial Director / San Jose Mercury News / MercuryNews.com / San Jose, Calif.
  84. Klein, William, graduate student, Fielding Graduate University, Independent Media Newswire Project, Walnut Creek, Calif.
  85. Koon, Bruce / news director, KQED Public Radio, San Francisco (WED. ONLY)
  86. Kulikauskas, Andrius, director, Minciu Sodas, Vilnius, Lithuania
  87. Kuttner, Tony, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, Editor-in-chief, NewzWag.com/Deadline division of Agence-France Press, San Francisco
  88. Lamb, Lisa, VP sales/marketing, DailyMe Inc., Hollywood, Fla.
  89. Lamb, Paul, (more bio), Zero Divide, community innovator and web 2.0 management consultant to non-profits, San Francisco
  90. Lasica, J.D., director, Ourmedia, Pleasanton, Calif.
  91. Langeveld, Martin, former publisher, Brattleboro Reformer, Vernon, Vt.
  92. Lawson, Jonathan, executive director, Reclaim the Media; online communications editor, SEIU Healthcare 775NW, Seattle
  93. Lawton, Beth / manager, digital media, Newspaper Assn. of America, Arlington, Va.
  94. Levander, Michelle, founding director, California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, USC-Annenberg School for Communication, Los Angeles
  95. Lopez, Ytaelena, Spanish columnist, Maynard Institute, San Francisco
  96. Lown, Wayne, business-development manager, McClatchy-Tribune Info Services, Chicago, Ill.
  97. Lucas, Charlotte-Ann, (BLOG BIO)visiting lecturer, journalism, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nev.
  98. Luna-Castela, Olga, Yahoo! Inc., Coral Gables, Fla.
  99. MacPhail, Wayne, rabble.ca director, multimedia online producer, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  100. Marban, Thomas / entrepreneur / tomatic gmbh, Austria / creator of PopUrls
  101. Mason, Debra, professor, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  102. Mathison, David, Be The Media / former CEO Kinecta / Tiburon, Calif.
  103. McBride, Suzanne, director/news reporting/writing, Columbia College, Chicago, Ill.
  104. McDougall, Jesse, web editor, Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Jct., Vt.
  105. McLellan, Michele / director / News, Improved / Yellow Springs, Ohio
  106. McManus, John, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, director, GradeTheNews.org, Sunnyvale, Calif.
  107. Melancon, Benjamin, Drupal developer, PWGD founder, IdeaLab blogger, Natick, Mass.
  108. Melillo, Michael, CEO, SocialChord LLC, New Brunswick, N.J.
  109. Miel, Persephone, fellow / citizen-media researcher, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  110. Moore, James, senior fellow, Berkman Center for the Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
  111. Moran, Brian, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, independent non-profit journalist, San Francisco, Calif.
  112. Moy, Kim, managing editor, front page, Yahoo!, Sunnyvale
  113. Murphy, Tom,CEO-founder, RedwoodAge.com, Larkspur, Calif., ex-AP, Bloomberg
  114. Myronuk, Jennifer, founder, StoryField Productions, Campbell, Calif.
  115. Naff, Chris, coach and new-media blogger, QOE Management Consulting and HumanKind Media, Alamo, Calif.
  116. Naidu, Agni, biology student interested in photo and medical journalism, Mission Viejo, Calif.
  117. Niles, Robert / editor, Online Journalism Review, USC Annenberg School, Los Angeles
  118. O’Brien, Chris / San Jose Mercury News / Duke Univ. Next Newsroom Project / San Jose, Calif.
  119. Okamoto, Russell, co-founder, PublicPress.org, Beaverton, Oregon.
  120. Overholser, Geneva, professor, Univ. of Missouri journalism school, Washington, D.C., author, [,]"A Manifesto for Change"
  121. Parr, Barry / owner/editor Coastsider / Montara, Calif. / former San Jose Merc executive, IT consultant, owner/publisher of local online news site for coast.
  122. 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.
  123. Plotkin, Hal, founder, Center for Media Change, Inc., editor, ReelChanges.org, Palo Alto, Calif.
  124. Porter, Vikki, director, Knight Digital Media Center at USC, Los Angeles
  125. Pryor, Larry, assoc. journalism professor, Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles
  126. Puente, Teresa, journalism faculty, Columbia College Chicago, Forest Park, Ill.
  127. Quinn, Stephen, Winchelsea, AK,Australia
  128. Rampton, Sheldon, research director, Center for Media & Democracy, Madison, Wis.
  129. Rashid, Harris (DRUPAL DAY), web designer/developer, Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, Oakland, Calif.
  130. Reilly, Patrick, patent attorney and founder, the [www.ipsociety.net Intellectual Property Society] / Santa Cruz Calif.
  131. Reynolds, Martin, NorCal SPJ MEMBER, editor, (alt url) The Tribune, Oakland, Calif.
  132. Roybal, Peter, senior product manager, Yahoo News, Santa Monica, Calif. (formerly CQ.com)
  133. Rubinson, David, sound engineer, The Witness Project, San Francisco
  134. Russ-Mohl, Stephan, visiting scholar, Stanford Univ., Swiss journalism and business professor, Palo Alto, Calif.
  135. Salinger, Sue, executive director/writer/producer, Free Voice / Media Alliance, Boulder, Colo.
  136. Savell, Stephanie, Global Venture team member, [1] Ashoka, Arlington, Va.
  137. Schroeder, Patrick, new business development, Hewlett-Packard Co., Corvallis, Oregon
  138. Schwartzman, Josh, lead developer, Newswag, (news game), San Francisco
  139. Scoble, Robert, video blogger, Fast Company online
  140. Scott, Elle, community manager, Topix.com, Palo Alto, Calif.
  141. 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
  142. Singh, Jaskaran, Internet marketing director, The Maynard Institute, Oakland, Calif.
  143. Sistek, Hanna, Stanford INJO Fellow, Swedish business reporter for Dagens Industries, San Francisco
  144. Skowran, Maurreen, / News Atoms blog / founder of Journawiki / copy editor at The News & Observer, in Raleigh, N.C.
  145. Soglin, Ari, asst. managing editor, online content, Bay Area News Group (MediaNews Group), Contra Costa, Calif.
  146. Steffens, Marty, professor of journalism/economics, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  147. Steffens, Brian / executive director, National Newspapers Assn., Columbia, Mo.
  148. Stenger, Brad / director, WiredNextFest / Wired Magazine / San Francisco
  149. Stites, Tom, consultant Center for Public Integrity, ex-daily editor, Newburyport, Mass.
  150. Stoll, Michael / NorCal SPJ MEMBER, Lecturer, San Jose State Univ. / San Francisco / "Grade the News" and Public Press collaborator
  151. Sundelof, Erik, vice president-product, AllVoices Inc., San Bruno, Calif.
  152. Talbot, David, founder, Salon Inc., San Francisco Free Press, San Francisco
  153. 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
  154. Tsering, Lisa, reporter, India-West, San Leandro
  155. Van Slyke, Tracy, director, The Media Consortium, Chicago
  156. Visnick, Dan, senior-vp marketing, Centerd.com, Menlo Park, Calif.
  157. Wagner, Venise, interim chair, associate professor, journalism department, San Francisco State Univ.
  158. Waterwash, James, VideoPassage.com, San Francisco
  159. Waxman, Sharon, author, former New York Times columnist, Santa Monica, Calif.
  160. Weston, Kevin, director, new media & youth communications, New America Media, Oakland, Calif.
  161. Williams, Michael, professor, Univ. of Maryland College of Journalism, University Park, Md.
  162. Wilson, Josh / founder NewsDesk.org / San Francisco
  163. Wind, David, graduate student and placeblogger, formerly Amnesty International organizer, Utah State University, Logan, Utah
  164. Witt, Leonard, Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication, Kennesaw State University / PJNet.org
  165. Wolf, Josh, founder, Rise Up Network, video blogger, San Francisco
  166. Zafar, Rahilla / journalism fellow, Development Executive Group, Washington, D.C.
  167. Zamora, Jose, Journalism Program Associate, Knight Foundation, Miami, Fla.
  168. Zaraysky, Susanna, independent writer, focusing on global identity issues, multilingual communities / Cupertino, Calif.