Reinventing Journalism and Yourself


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Center for Sustainable Journalism
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144

ph: 770-423-6925


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Conference Agenda

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2009 4:00 - 9:30 PM
    The Sheraton Boston Hotel
    Boston, Massachusetts



    4:00 - 5:00 p.m.        Social Networking, Social Media: What Every Journalist and Educator Should Know
                                      Panelists: Sandeep Junnarkar, Dan Gillmor and Suzanne Yada 
                                      Moderator:  Geanne Rosenberg 


    5:00 - 6:00 p.m.        Social Networking, Social Media: Facilitating the Pro-Am Approach to Journalism and
                                      Building Social Communities

                                      Panelists:  Persephone Miel, Marcela Garcia and Dan Kennedy
                                      Moderator:  Leonard Witt


    6:00 - 7:00 p.m.        Social Networking, Social Media: Raising Money, Changing Journalism Business Models
                                      Panelists: Doc Searls, Lisa Williams and Harold Lewis
                                      Moderator:  Josh Benton

    7:00 – 9:30 p.m.        Social Networking Dinner – The Totally Unconference Buffet Dinner. 
                                      Share the networks and intellectual power of your table hosts and other conferees.
                                      No speakers -- just table conversation with people whose interests are similar to yours.  When you  
                                      register, be sure to list your top three choices of dinner tables. Of course, since this is a buffet with no
                                      disruption from the wait staff, feel free to roam around.

                                      Table Topics:                                 
                                      - Using Social Media and Social Networking to spread News Literacy Throughout Academia
                                        Table Host: Geanne Rosenberg

                                      - Academia's Role in Expanding Grassroots Media     Table Host:  Dan Gillmor  

    Let's Do Some Research and Then Talk   Table Host: Josh Benton

                                      - Business Models for Public Media and Non-Profit Funding    Table Host: Doc Searls

                                      - Training Journalists and Journalism Students to Be Entrepreneurs  Table Host:  Sandeep Junnarkar

                                      - Academia's Role in Producing Innovative Journalism Business Models  Table Host:  Leonard Witt

                                      - Hyperlocal Journalism, What It REALLY Means and How to Practice It -  Table Host:  Lisa Williams

                                      - Students Role in Reinventing Journalism  Table Host:  Suzanne Yada

                                      - Citizen and Participatory Journalism's Impact on the Information Environment 
                                         Table Host: Persephone Miel

                                      - Start Up News:  Spit, Grit and Imagination   Table Host:  Ellen Miller

                                      - Be the Media -- How Journalists, Students and Educations Can Reinvent Themselves
                                         Table Host:  David Mathison

    Breaking"Free":  News in the age of Wikipedia, Twitter and the Unpaid Crowd  
                                         Table Host:  Andrew Lih

                                      - Using Social Media in Ethnic Press    Table Host:  Marcela Garcia

                                        Buffet Menu: Ravioli, Chicken, Eggplant Parmesan, Salad, Bread and Dessert.  
                                        Plus coffee, tea and decaf. Cash bar

                                       This dinner is underwritten by the Journalism Department at Baruch College in New York City.








The Journalism Department

Baruch College

One Bernard Baruch Way

New York, NY  10010

ph:  646-312-1000



Center for Sustainable Journalism
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144

ph: 770-423-6925