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Monday's Unconference Schedule

Here’s the schedule, as listed on the Citizen Journalism “Un-Conference” page, for our gathering on Monday. We have an excellent group of moderators, and an equally compelling collection of participants. (The moderators have posted short descriptions of what they’ll cover; you’ll find details via the link above.)

Remember: The audience is the panel, and the moderators — experts in their own right — will be drawing out our collective knowledge.


* 9 a.m. — Welcome from Dan Gillmor
* 9:10 a.m. — Lisa Williams, who runs the H2otown blog covering Watertown, Mass., on local sites and how they work best.
* 10 a.m. — Andrew Lih, a major Wikipedian and former Columbia and Hong Kong University new media professor, on what would be the ideal toolset for citizen journalism, and what’s still missing from the toolset.
* 10:50-11:10 a.m. — Break
* 11:10 a.m. — Steve Garfield, a top videoblogger, on using multimedia tools for better citizen journalism.
* 12-1:15 p.m. — Lunch
* 1:15 p.m. — Tom Stites, whose recent speech on media and democracy has raised such interest, on how (and if) citizen journalists can fill the enormous gaps being left by traditional media organizations.
* 2:05 p.m. Phil Malone, co-director of the Clinical Program in Cyberlaw at Harvard Law School. He’ll lead a conversation about citizen journalists and the law, including seeking to better understand areas in which the activities of citizen journalists are being chilled by legal concerns and ways in which they could benefit most from help in avoiding legal trouble.
* 2:55-3:15 p.m. Break
* 3:15 Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices Online, which helps “amplify, curate and aggregate the global conversation online.” Ethan will lead a discussion on how citizen media people can make themselves heard amid all the online noise.
* 4:05 p.m. Wrap-up and more.
NOTE: All sessions will be in Pound 102 at Harvard Law School.

1 Comment on “Monday's Unconference Schedule”

  1. #1 Road trip: Citizen Journalism Un-conference at Harvard » Maine Web Report
    on Aug 5th, 2006 at 1:04 pm

    […] Dan Gillmor is heading up an ‘unconference’ on Citizen Journalism at Harvard Law School this coming Monday: On Monday, August 7, Dan Gillmor, director of the Center for Citizen Media, and his co-coordinators plan to bring about 100 people together to discuss citizen journalism. The purpose is to brainstorm some key aspects of citizen journalism, including principles, techniques, tools, business models and more. […]