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JTM-Minneapolis: A Passion for Place

June 4-6, 2008 / Minnesota Journalism Center at the Univ. of Minnesota
New Pamphleteers/New Reporters:
Convening Entrepreneurs Who Combine Journalism, Democracy, Place and Blogs

One of the first national gatherings for local, online citizen journalists and entrepreneurs, sometimes called “placebloggers.” Designed for existing and prospective journalists and entrepreneurs. Including workshops on the legal, business, journalistic, marketing, advertising and social aspects of starting and running a local online news and commerce community. Timed and located to coincide with the National Conference on Media Reform.


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Mapping the Newsroom

While preparing for News Tools 2008, a small group, including Chris Peck, Chris O’brien, Martin Reynolds, Kara Andrade, Kaliya Hamlin, Dave Cohn, Stephen Silha, and Peggy Holman, and others came together to develop a value network map of the existing news room:

Traditional Newsroom

And a first pass at key roles and relationships of the emerging “news ecology”:

Emerging News Ecology

PHOTOS by Ytaelena López

The value network analysis process developed by Verna Allee has been used successfully in a number of settings. This process examines organizations or industries as networks in order to increase cross-boundary collaboration and productivity. The essential focus is on how work gets discussed and done through both formal and informal networks. This approach focuses on how work is performed and how change is implemented. For example, the Boeing Company utilized this approach to create a new organization from the ground up in order to design, build and manage its new 787 Dreamliner fleet.

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Journalism’s ideals meet Silicon Valley’s tools in a three-day, conceptual mashup hosted by the Journalism That Matters Collaborative, the Media Giraffe Project, the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and Yahoo! Inc. is three days to describe and invent tools for sustaining “journalism that matters.” Strip away the legacy platforms, and what remains of journalism that is needed to support participatory democracy and community?

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