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jtmsv.jpg NewsTools2008: A concept/design mashup for journalists, technologists and entrepreneurs

Technology and the New Ecology of News

How will technology innovation support journalism and participatory democracy?

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WHERE: Yahoo! Inc. Conference Center, Sunnyvale, Calif.
WHEN: 4 p.m., Wed., April 30 through 5:30 p.m., Fri., May 2, 2008
CONTINUING: Saturday, May 3, all day: Domain Hotel
1085 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, P: 408.247.0800

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If you're attending NewsTools2008, we encourage you to " CREATE A PROFILE on the Journalism That Matters/NewsTools2008 social network.

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OVERVIEW:

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Journalism’s ideals meet Silicon Valley’s tools in a three-day, conceptual mashup hosted by the Journalism That Matters Collaborative, the Media Giraffe Project, the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and Yahoo! Inc.


NewsTools2008.org is three days to describe and invent tools for sustaining "journalism that matters." Strip away the legacy platforms, and what remains of journalism that is needed to support participatory democracy and community?

Spend a day describing those core values and essential elements. Then journalists and technologists together launch projects, form design circles and breakouts to conceive or deploy the best tools -- off the shelf and invented on-the-fly -- to put those values and elements into practice.

Learn about the key technologies now driving innovation in the news. On Saturday morning, present and enjoy a JournaTech Expo as companies and individuals display their ideas, products and services.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

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  • New Journalism Platform Entrepreneurs: Tool builders for journalists, citizens and communities to do journalism processes
  • The Tech Community: Programmers, user -experience experts, social-network innovators, web 2.0 entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and angel investors
  • Media Reformers: Civic activists, alt-media practitioners, journalism reformers
  • “New Media Pioneers”: Heavy users of Web 2.0 for journalistic purposes, The “Pro-Am’s”, vloggers, news-blog writers, (+ more)
  • “Traditional” Journalists: editors, publishers, new-media managers
  • Local Online Entrepreneurs: Operators and planners of citizen-journalism initiatives serving communities.

WHAT’S COVERED:

  • Programmers, innovators and entrepreneurs will explain how search, social networks, mobile computing, crowdsourcing, database mashups and identity management can redefine the making of news. *Journalists will explore business models, management practices, audiences/communities, journalism approaches and ethical guidelines enabled by the new technologies.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

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  • Pre-event interaction via web tools beginning Feb. 15; flexible attendance.
  • Cross-silo exchanges that open channels . . . create alliances . . . frameworks . . . deploy technologies . . . and establish or re-engineer organizations for producing “news that matters.”
  • Current-awareness briefings on the 5-10 technologies most likely to disrupt – and reinvent – journalism, news . . . democracy.
  • Break-out sessions -- some proposed in advance, some on the fly -- to update, exchange and build.
  • Design-build collaboration on "JTM-Next Newsroom" and other projects
  • News about the latest experiments in non-profit and citizen journalism and the technologies they need.
  • Shared insights on how the concept and practice of journalism may adapt to search and social networks, crowdsourcing, diverse, fragmented audiences and digital, participatory politics.

SPEAKERS:

NewsTools2008.org is designed to be a high-level convening for doers, designers, journalists, developers, entrepreneurs, investors and media-savvy, engaged citizens. "Speakers" are the participants themselves. We expect a number of prominent media and technology leaders will be among those holding sessions throughout the event. Bookmark the discussions page for evolving information.

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