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Posted: August 27, 2007 07:00 AM
CITMedia: Citizen Journalism Workshop -Wednesday, Oct. 17

Research asserts that tomorrow's news organizations need to focus on "jobs to be done" by media consumers. From those will arise tomorrow's niche products. Well, citizens have already figured that out and are launching community news ventures by the scores to fill in the gaps of absent or unsatisfactory news coverage. At the same time, key mainstream media and social networking sites are launching their own efforts to collaborate with citizens in reporting, generating or housing the news.

This workshop, produced by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism in conjunction with ONA, looks at why and how citizen news ventures are launching, how the public is participating, what’s working in the Pro/Am world – and when does journalism not have to be “journalism” to get the job done. Hear how the most mature CitMedia sites are managing content and making money.


9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Bottom Up: Starting from Scratch

  • - Barb Iverson and Suzanne McBride, editors, Columbia College Chicago.
  •, Jeremy Iggers, Founder.

    9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Filling the Gaps in Local Coverage

  • Urban, Richard Eriksson, Founder
  • H20Town and, Lisa Williams, Founder

    10:30 to 10:45 a.m.

    11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Web 2.0: 20 in 30

  • 20 ideas for gathering tips, stories, photo, reviews, videos, sources, mash-ups and investigations from your community - Jennifer Carroll, VP new media, Gannett Co. Inc.

    11:30 to 11:55 p.m.
    Pro/Am I: AP's Now Public/ My World

  • A look inside both initiatives. Lou Ferrera and Jim Kennedy

    Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Inside with Rob Curley, vice president, product development Washingtonpost-Newsweek Interactive.

    1:15 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
    Pro/Am II:

  • What worked, what didn't. Jay Rosen, New York University

    1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Managing Content/Making Money

  • - Jonathan Weber, Founder, or Courtney Lowery, Managing Editor.
  • Community Publishing - Teresa Hanafin, Director of Community Publishing.
  • BlufftonToday - Steve Yelvington, VP Strategy and Content, Morris Communications.

    3 p.m.

    Cost is $100 for those who are registered for the conference. $150 for all others. Register for the workshop now.


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    8th Annual Conference and Awards Banquet, Oct. 17-19, Sheraton Centre, Toronto

    Questions about membership, registration or sponsorship opportunities? E-mail Executive Director Lori Schwab.

    Questions about conference lineup or volunteering? E-mail Conference Chair Ju-Don Roberts.

    Oct. 19, 2007 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast Discussion Groups (Sponsored by AFP) 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: The Cutting Edge of Online Data 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Finding Your Voice Online 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Business Workshop: Leading the 21st Century Newsroom 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: General Session: Membership Meeting 10:45 a.m. - Education Members Meeting, Expanding ONA's educational offerings, Dominion Ballroom 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m: Keynote: Michael Oreskes, International Herald Tribune 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Lunch on Your Own (Box lunch sponosred by 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: Broadcaster Strategies for the Web 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Integrating Multimedia in Storytelling 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Business Workshop: Legal Panel 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Community/Convergence Workshop: Revamping Your Curriculum for Online Journalism 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Content/Design Workshop: Integrating User-Generated Content 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.: Business Workshop: Advertising 2.0 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Coffee Break (Sponsored by Pluck) 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Journalism Next: Impact of Aggregators, Blogging and Social Networking on the Industry 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Reception sponsored by 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Awards banquet

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  • Flash Workshop Is Closed
  • Video Workshop Is Closed

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    OJA Finalists:
    The 2007 Online Journalism Award winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Oct. 19. See the list of this year's finalists.

    The 2007 Online News Association Conference is the premier conference for those who work in, or have an interest in, online media and news.

    The Online Journalism Awards have become the top awards in online journalism. Each year a distinguished panel of judges selects the very best work in nine different categories to be honored at the awards. The OJA Banquet is the event where the awards are presented, and the winners are honored for their efforts.