NENA'S fall publishers' conference, an important newspaper event in New England, will be held this year October 24-25-26 at the Marriott Hotel in Quincy, Mass., just off Interstate 95. NENA is meeting in partnership this fall with the New England Society of Newspaper Editors and the prestigious Yankee Quill Awards dinner.
This will be one of NENA's best conferences. There will be an extraordinary professional atmosphere with a lot of useful ideas and inspirations. The program will focus on editorial excellence and the challenges of providing it in the current environment within the newspaper industry. It will indeed be a meeting to learn about exploiting innovation and seizing opportunities in print and online.
Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick emphasizes the need for raising money to fix the state's road infrastructure in an announcement by email this afternoon that he will support awarding of three casino gambling licenses by the state. Read his statement:
A new initiative to teach youth how to become "citizen journalists" has been launched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and researchers are asking teachers to share curriculum and project ideas at a Wed., Sept. 26 focus-group dinner in Cambridge starting at 6 p.m. Individuals involved in video, journalism or new-media projects involving youth are welcomed.
Former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, award-winning Frontline investigative journalist Lowell Bergman, New York Times columnist David Carr, Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid and Atlantic Monthly national correspondent Mark Bowden are among panelists at a Saturday, Nov. 17 fall symposium, "No News is Bad News: The Role of the Media in our Society," at Boston College. The Massachusetts Foundation on the Humanities is sponsor of the symposium, which is free and open to the public, but requires registration. The event runs from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a pre-convening special session for high-school journalists beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Daily Kos political blogger Markos Moulitsas will keynote a day-long gathering in Boston on Friday, Oct. 26 that will explore topics such as the effect of the Internet on copyright, libel, politics and the role of citizen journalists. "New Media and the Marketplace of Ideas," will be held at Boston University and is sponsored by three units of the university plus the Boston law firm of Prince, Lobel, Glovsky & Tye.
The Internet is radically transforming the media and restructuring the marketplace of ideas, organizers of the event say. As a result: A wide range of challenging legal, business, and policy issues. Are blogs just another type of journalism, with all the rights of traditional media, or are they something different requiring greater controls? Do IP laws interfere with or facilitate new media? How should media businesses respond to the changing environment? Who will be gatekeepers for the new media?
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BOSTON MAY 17 EVENT VIDEO: (STORY)
VIDEO of the innaugural "Civic News Library Listening Series" event of the New England News Forum at the Boston Public Library on Thurs., May 17. Nearly 40 people attended. LAUNCH FLASH VIDEO / LAUNCH QUICKTIME STREAMING VIDEO (1 hour, 31 minutes); Also learn about Jim Caralis' OpenMass project and Pete Stidman's Alliance for Community Media.