The 7th World Young Reader Conference will explore the full range of new strategies and tactics newspapers need to adopt in order to successfully connect with a generation increasingly accustomed to satisfying their news and information needs on their own terms and through increasingly non-traditional means and methods.
The event will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton, situated at 16th and K streets, near major sites that include the Washington Monument and the White House.
Visit: http://www.wan-press.org/nie/articles.php?id=558 for complete details
Two bloggers from New England are among those being admitted to the DC trial of Scooter Libby as part of an experiment involving the Media Bloggers Association and The Associated Press. Robert Cox, founder of the Media Bloggers Association, says Aldon Hynes of Connecticut and Lance Dutson of the Maine Web Report are among those rotating into the two assigned "blogger seats."
New England's newspaper newsrooms include many veteran editors. A number of them report regularly to their readers in columns which provide background insight about the way news is identified, gathered and presented. Some also use the columns to review, comment or report on complaints their newsrooms receive. Here's a list, with links, of some, by state:
Larry McDermott, editor of The Republican of Springfield, writes a column in each Sunday edition. The paper's MassLive.com affiliate maintains a jump page to recent columns.
“Be the Media” a mini-conference, sponsored by the Progressive Communication Network in Boston and Third Sector New England, drew leaders from many community groups to the NonProfit Center in Boston Nov. 30, 2006. The conference was designed to help nonprofit leaders deliver their message by working with and around the mainstream media. Concerns expressed about changes in the mainstream media were familiar -- too much centralization, financial pressures leading to greater commercialization, and less and less space for local and/or minority issues.
Writing in The Portland Phoenix, Sara Donnelly describes a traditional concept of "news councils" and suggests the New England News Forum is weighing whether to ever hold "hearings" as a media-accountability tool.
Develop a web-based consumer guide to using and contributing to the news -- in collaboration with regional newspaper, broadcast and journalism organizations and academic departments.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Time: 11:30 am - 6 pm
BE THE MEDIA: A Mini Conference Promoting Democracy, Access and Social Change
Third Sector New England's NonProfit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
Lunch at noon. A box lunch will be provided
Sponsored by: Progressive Communicators Network-Boston and Third Sector New England
Co-Sponsored by: Project Think Different and the Community Media and Technology program at the College of Public and Community Service at The University of Massachusetts/Boston
For more information visit: http://www.onesignatanach.c