Steven Clift on Fri, 28 Apr 2006 17:07:44 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> [event] Democracy & Independence: Sharing News & Politics in a Connected World - Conference


Democracy & Independence: 
Sharing News & Politics in a Connected World

   Summit aims to unite media, political, education, technology    
   sectors in charting the future of journalism 

   June 29 - July 1, 2006
   University of Massachusetts Amherst

For the full details on the conference, see:

If you register for "Tracks 1-5" I've worked out a $50 dollar discount.
"Tracks 2-5" the discount is $25. Simply put "DOWIRE" 
in the bottom "Optional Information" comment box. 

This conference is uniquely positioned to convene those engaged in
and citizen engagement online with a larger gathering of new media and
journalism leaders.

Register from here:

Quick Details

Hundreds of traditional and citizen journalists, political strategists,
educators, bloggers, developers, technology and media researchers will
convene June 29-July 1, 2006 at University of Massachusetts Amherst for
first Media Giraffe Project conference. 
The Media Giraffe Project, a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research
of the UMass journalism program, is hosting the roundtable summit and
sessions designed to:

 * Consider and recommend answers to changes to the financing and 
   practice of journalism
 * Bridge the gap between new and traditional media
 * Show and consider the impact of new media technologies on 
   journalism and the "public sphere" 
 * Spotlight emerging business models
 * Create new networks of media innovators which bridge traditional 
   carriers among journalism, education, politics and technology
 * Watch and share innovations in media-literacy education. 

Who Should Attend

The conference is designed for:

 * traditional media strategists, editors and practitioners
 * elected officials, political and public-policy strategists
  info-tech pioneers and entrepreneurs
 * operators of local-news websites and blogs
  podcasters and vloggers dealing with news, political and public-
  policy issues. 
 * academic researchers and students
 * citizens who want "how-to" knowledge about participatory media
  anyone interested in new innovations in web, print, film and audio
  news creation, delivery and financing. 

Read the full announcement here:


Steven Clift
Democracies Online <- Visit the new blog/wiki/groups site.

P.S. With my new DoWire Groups site, I am considering a new "Citizen
online group (e-mail list/web forum combo). Let me know if you are

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Steven Clift - 


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