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Summer Reading: Crowds, Collaboration, Convergence and the Public

Summer is a great time to take a breath and open those books that stacked up during the press of events. I've been fascinated by the overlapping themes of collaboration, participation and convergence. Read more...

Media Giraffe Project Conference - Fresh Air for Local News, by Jessica Duda

The Media Giraffe Project at the University of Massachusetts hosted the conference "Democracy & Independence: Sharing News and Politics in a Connected World" from June 28-July 1 to identify the opportunities and challenges facing the future of journalism in the Web 2.0 world. Read more...

Allied Media Conference Showcases Media Literacy in Education, by Jessica Duda

The eighth annual Allied Media Conference from June 23-25 brought together an energetic mix of independent media makers, educators, and activists. Unlike most media conferences, the participants ranged from high school students to retired experts across a variety of ethnic, racial and international groups. Key note moderator Dani McClain of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reflected how this group’s vivacity was a reprieve from traditional media she recently entered - to pay her dues.
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Hyperlinked Society Conference Reveals How Linking, RSS Are Changing the Face of Public Media

Read Center Director Pat Aufderheide's thoughts on the recent Hyperlinked Society Conference on our Beyond Broadcast Blog.

The conference brought together leaders in business, scholarship and new nonprofit practice to talk about how linking, RSS and today’s social networking change the way we think about media. The conference bridged gaps between these different arenas that might not otherwise cross and revealed new possibilities for collaboration in public media. Read more...

Summary of the Hyperlinked Society Conference - June 9, 2006, by Pat Aufderheide

The Hyperlinked Society conference--what a great way to spend a Friday in Philadelphia! Joe Turow from the Annenberg Public Policy Center organized it. He brought together folks from business, scholarship and new nonprofit practice to talk about how linking, RSS and today’s social networking change the way we think about media.

Some of my favorite moments:
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