Jolie O’Dell of Mashable at “Journalism and Social Media.” Last night I attended a nice gathering at the San Jose Mercury News, organized by Social Media Club Silicon Valley, called “Journalism and Social Media.” The organizers put together a powerhouse panel made up of: • Kym McNicholas, anchor/reporter, Forbes Video Network. • Jolie O’Dell, reporter and editor, Mashable • Chris … Continue reading
At Media That Matters, the extraordinary gathering of media activists and documentary filmmakers in Hollyhock on the remote British Columbia isle of Cortes Island last month, I spent some time with Anita Adams, founder and executive director of the First Weekend Club and one of the coolest people I’ve met this year. Watch, download or embed the video on Vimeo … Continue reading
Photo of a bald eagle I took on Friday while kayaking (copyright 2011 by JD Lasica) The most sublime media conference that you’ve never heard of takes place every spring in Hollyhock, a tiny town on the remote island of Cortes in British Columbia. Just getting to the place is a bit of an adventure. Last week was the 12th … Continue reading
Frank Sesno of “Planet Forward.” One approach: Newsrooms could attract a crowdsourced pool of community advisers At Sustainatopia — the Caribbean-flavored conference in Miami that brought social entrepreneurs, VCs, journalists, artisans, celebrities, media activists and a fair number of Miami’s beautiful people together for a celebration of sustainability — an interesting discussion broke out Tuesday on this question: Should … Continue reading
What’s this? Even in an age of democratized media, where the barbarians have not only stormed the gates but made a nice bouillabaisse out of the media guardians formerly known as The Gatekeepers, there’s a need for curators? Well, yes. In fact, curators are needed now more than ever, Steve Rosenbaum argues in his fun, insightful, passionate and satisfying new book Curation Nation. Curators, you might say, are the distant cousins of gatekeepers. Continue reading
Here they are, my favorite articles, videos, and other random stuff that I produced in 2010.
Also, a huge thanks to all my readers, especially the ones who have engaged with me. This past year was very successful for me and I really do appreciate your support. Thanks again. Continue reading