I’m in DC today for the New Media Women Entrepreneur summit. Here’s a live blog that’s also pulling in tweets with the hashtag #nmwe.
One of my fellow former fellows asked our pcf09 Google Group about social media, singling me out near the end of her message. After I wrote this response (sent 6:33 p.m. CT), I thought “sharing is caring,” so here you go!
Whoa, I kinda feel on the spot. Well, um… I’m going to cop out and defer to some smarter people/sites/articles except to say that I think some of the most important things to understand, for this group of already amazing storytellers and journalists, are the fundamentals of what’s changed/how things continue to change in news/media/journalism and everything related to engagement. Challenge your assumptions about how things have been done and should be done and always try to step back and think outside the conventional MSM wisdom.
Sorry, this kinda turned into a brain dump:
1. I’ve been compiling a heapin-o-links. Disregard the guidelines part — it’s basically links for online engagement as it relates or can relate to journalism.
2. Some interesting presentations here:
3. Extremely insightful discussion by two brilliant minds on this podcast with Jay Rosen and Dave Winer (I started from the beginning; almost all caught up. Only 19 episodes so far). [Gah! Forgot to mention “sources go direct” in the e-mail]
4. I’ve been slowly consuming Here Comes Everbody by Clay Shirky, another brilliant guy (see Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable). Not for lack of interest, just the opposite actually. My approach has been to read a section or chapter or two at a time, usually before bed. That let’s the ideas marinate and gives me more time to think on the details and take more away from it, versus speed-reading more for the big concepts.
5. Next up on my list is What Would Google Do by Jeff Jarvis.
6. One specific idea (see all related comments and posts) of “newsroom as a cafe:”
7. I want to start paying a different kind of attention to the tech industry, specifically hows and whys as opposed to “oooh, that’s a cool shiny new toy.” Journalism is becoming much more like it as the two overlap more and more.
Everyone, please share any of your favorite links, read, listens, etc.!
UPDATE: The chat is now embedded below.
The URL is simple and easy to remember (and tweet!), so please share the link with others!
Also, please come ready with questions and/or ready to help answer others’ questions.
If you are not able to follow the chat live, you can submit questions beforehand by commenting below or contacting me on Twitter.
Speaking of cool Poynter people…
Some background: While at #pcf09, some other fellows and I joined a live chat led by Emily Ingram. Ellyn said if I pitched a good idea, I could lead one too. I mentioned the topic of effectively using various social networks, which soon became this topic. Voila!
I’m not actually there — I’m at my Web internship at The Dallas Morning News. So, what did I do?
I set up this CoverItLive blog to automatically aggregate all the tweets tagged #knc09 #fncm09 #kncmit (translation: Knight News Challenge, Future of News and Civic Media and Knight News Challenge Massachusetts Institute of Technology) so I (and others who can’t follow all the awesomeness minute-by-minute) can read them later.