Life After Newspapers

The Twin Cities Media Alliance, publishers of the TC Daily Planet, are hosting their second annual citizen media forum, entitled Life After Newspapers: Challenges and Opportunities for New Media and the Public. The event is Saturday, Nov 3 (tomorrow), from 9-3.

Registration is free online (and you can probably just show up in the morning, too), and you can attend all or part of the event. There will be a panel discussion on the future of news for journalists, a keynote, lunch, a second panel on the future of news for citizens, lunch, and then the day ends with a few workshops including one led by Northeast Beat creator Dan Haugen).

Doug McGill posts “What I’ve learned teaching citizen journalists” in today’s Daily Planet and will be speaking at tomorrow’s forum. It’s a good read and a good primer for tomorrow’s discussions.

I’ll share my opinions on the topic after the forum.

2 Comments so far

  1. Greg (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

    I’m there! Very excited for this and to meet some of the local interactive and citizen journalist community.

  2. Greg (unregistered) on November 5th, 2007 @ 12:57 pm

    I thought it was a terrific forum and big first step into social media thinking for a lot of people in the room. Overall, I think many of the panelists are about 12-24 months behind what’s really cutting edge – but we are living in the midwest, after all.

    One item I think the panel missed is the paradigm shift of immediacy and timeliness of news. During the panel, I was liveblogging your comments to my Twitter account in virtual real-time.

    Sure, it wasn’t in-depth, objective coverage or including comprehensive quotes. However, I think my coverage trumped any other news for interested parties who couldn’t make it this morning. I would have liked to hear comments from Matt Thompson and others on how the Strib and these new media blogs are working to speed up the news process for an impatient public willing to sacrifice quality for speed.

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