Participatory Media – Surveying the Field in 2008
March 27-28, 2008
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer is participating in the March 27-29 Media Re:Public forum hosted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication. Journalists, researchers and executives will gather at the forum to assess the evolving role of participatory media and discuss future possibilities for collaboration between traditional and new information channels.
Media Re:Public is an initiative of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School.
Friday, March 28
14:45 – 16:15 Breakouts – Translating Research into Action
Finding Viable Models
The myriad experiments of the last few years are only the beginning. New models, both business and editorial, are needed to support excellent local, regional, national and international news gathering and dissemination. Are either market mechanisms or the enthusiasm of individuals sufficient to identify and create sustainable projects? What is the right role for existing or emerging public service media?
Moderator: Lisa Williams, Placeblogger.com
Presentations: Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; Doc Searls, Project VRM/Berkman;
Discussants: Owen Smith, Newspaper Association of America; Daniel Beckmann, Current.tv; Jake Shapiro, PRX/Berkman; Jennifer Ferro KCRW; Lisa Williams, Placeblogger.com
Background materials: Current.tv case study, VRM proposal
Read "How nonprofit journalism pays off," a related blog post by the Pulitzer Center's Nathalie Applewhite on the WeMedia blog.