About 15 participants in "Journalism That Matters: The DC Sessions" shared information about their projects and ideas for youth media and media-literacy education during a breakout session on Wed., Aug. 8, 2007 at George Washington University convened by Ingrid Dahl, editor of the Youth Media Reporter. Read NOTES OF THE SESSION or watch a streaming-video excerpt by clicking on the bar below.
What location and characteristics will be best for locating the Next Newsroom prototype experiment? At "Journalism That Matters: The DC Sessions," participants in a breakout session lead by Bill Densmore hashed over that question.
Among those part of the discussion were Manny Garcia of the Miami Herald, Beth Lawton of the Newspaper Association of America, Pam Foster of Tennessee State University/Nashville, Chris O'Brien of the San Jose Mercury News, Clyde Bentley of the University of Missouri, and George Hughes of Paulding.com.
Before gathering for a "closing circle" wrapup session, "Journalism That Matters: The DC Sessions" participants declared a total of 12 projects undertaken, and invited colleagues to join them for planning breakouts.
Here is a list, in the order described in the accompanying audio file, of the projects announced during this session, and the principal involved:
*Chris Peck -- Funding and finding a home for the next newsroom
*Linda Jue -- Post Katrina recover reporting multimedia project
*Rob Park -- Local education news
*Will Bunch -- Book, "The News Fix," helping create the next news organization, or "norg."
*Steve Brandt -- Helping journalism organizations adopt reporting on problem solutions
*Sue Ellen Christian -- Museum on collaboration: Online discussion on race
*Tom Warhover -- Ninety-day transformation of legacy newsroom into a web-centric rather than print-centric approach.
*Chris O'Brien -- Duke University next-newsroom project. What should media center look like?
*Jessica Bynoe -- Pushing for youth engagement in everyone's projects -- ages 5 to 25.
*Michael Stoll -- The public press, a citizen-journalism project, taking newspapers non-commercial as startups and converting for-profit enterprises.
*Josh Wilson -- Turn news you might of missed into a syndicated world news service
* Sarah Hasan -- ilmworks creation of cultural dialog; collaborators for 2009 conference at either Santa Clara Univ. of Georgtown on "science, religion and public-policy." And a cit-j project on American Muslims.
By 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, participants in "Journalism That Matters: The DC Sessions" were ready to offer some key reports and insights after multiple breakout sessions and group discussions. Listen to the audio. (34 min.; 15.6MB)
By Tuesday evening, JTM-DC participants reported a host of topics raised in two initial self-organized breakout sessions. They reported these topics in a 14-minute end-of-evening discussion. Hear the audio, with a commentary introduction by Bill Densmore. (23:34 min.; 13.2MB)
As they began the first of two days considering the future and financing of journalism, at least 50 of the 150 participants in "Journalism That Matters: The DC Sessions" shared their key questions and hoped-for outcomes during a 30-minute session introduced by facilitator Peggy Holman. Listen to or download the audio file, or watch the video, both below.
Len Witt of Kennesaw State University, Chris Peck of the Memphis Commercial Appeal and Lee Huebner, director of the Geo. Washington Univ. School of Media & Public Affairs, offer opening remarks kicking off the Journalism That Matters seminar, Aug. 7-8, 2007. (11:45 min.; 5.3 MB)
On Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, four experts introduce the challenges of the "Journalism That Matters" convening, and share their concerns for the future of journalism. Listen to the comments of Christopher Peck, Jim Shaffer, Geneva Overholser and Linda Jue.
Following their discussion, JTM facilitators Stephen Silha and Peggy Holman lead JTM participants through a "World Cafe" process of rotating, four-person discussions. (31 mins.; 14.2MB)
Bill Mitchell, editor of Poynter.org, the online outreach service of the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., moderated a breakout session on Wed., Aug. 8, 2007, at "Journalism That Matters: The DC Sessions." you can READ WIKI SESSION NOTES, or listen to the audio excerpt (stream or download), joins the session about 20 minutes after its start and carries through to the end. (39:13 min.; 17.9MB). There's also a shorter streaming video excerpt, launched by clicking the bar below the video still.