As you’ll see by clicking on the link to Monday’s Citizen Journalism unconference — there are, among other things, podcasts, blog links and notes of the sessions — the event was a terrific success.
About 100 people spent a long day in conversation about some of the key areas that today’s and tomorrow’s citizen journalists will confront. We didn’t solve a lot of problems, but we gathered an impressive amount of data that will help us make progress. The audience-as-panel works, and our thanks to all who participated.
Ten cheers for the moderators — Lisa Williams, Andrew Lih, Steve Garfield, Tom Stites, Phil Malone and Ethan Zuckerman — who drew from the audience an enormous amount of information and wisdom. A huge and special thank you as well to Doc Searls, who took amazing notes.
The Berkman Center staff and volunteers took care of the details that made the day run so smoothly. Super thanks to Erica George, Colin Rhinesmith, Matt Duane, Frances Katz, Caroline Nellemann and Lokman Tsui.
on Aug 10th, 2006 at 6:33 am
[…] JJB was at the Citizens Journalism Unconference at the Berkman Center of Harvard Law last weekend and has a nice report on his impressions of the (un?)event. Doc and others have pictures to prove JJB was there [Flickr Tag citmedia06]. Dan Gillmor, the unconference unorganizer, gives thanks and reflects on the Center for Citizen Media Blog. […]
on Aug 14th, 2006 at 7:58 pm
I’m curious. While I’m fascinated by citizens media, I’m trying to find out what revenue models will be put in place to sustain efforts to maintain local news sites. In reading WordsInEdgeWise by Robert Cox, he mentioned that Lisa Williams of H20town pointed out how many towns with populations between 25,000 and 75,000 are big enough ot have news happening regularly but too small for a profitable print newspaper.
OK, but if the answer is a smaller staffed site, how will it make money? be managed? be marketed to the community?