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POST-PROGRAM NOTES FOR JTM-DETROIT
- You can watch archived video of the JTM-Detroit convening. Including:
- You can read the reports of break-out sessions.
On Sunday, JTM participants listened to four presentations of entrepreneurial ideas and then helped four "coaches" to give feedback to the proponents. One or more of the pitches will receive small stipends, supported by a sponsor grant from Time Inc., to flesh out their ideas, as well as travel to the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, in Columbia, Mo., for an Aug. 16-17 entrepreneurship coaching session.
JTM-Detroit participants will today shape and hone some of the discussions and ideas from Friday into concrete project ideas that will sustain and morph journalism from, for and about underserved communities. Most of the work will take place in individual breakout sessions, but at various points a video stream will be available.
VIEW WALL POSTINGS INSIDE ST. ANDREWS HALL:
WATCH TO SEE WHAT WAS DISCUSSED ON FRIDAY:
CASE STUDY: Grand Rapids Community Access Center:
LISTEN TO AUDIO OF SELECTED BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
PHOTOS FROM FRIDAY:
It's Friday morning and we're back at JTM-Detroit in St. Andrews Hall, a converted church now used as a conference space at Wayne State University in Detroit. Much of today will consistent of breakout sessions, so the video won't be that great. But you'll be able to follow the tweets, and check this page as the day progresses for links to resources.
Some ideas from the morning reflection:
- It's not all about technology; how do we set the roots?
- How can we get back to good journalism?
- How do journalists decided what's newsworthy?
What happened on Thursday evening?
- Thursday evening -- About 60 participants in Journalism That Matters-Detroit are gathered in the Towers Cafe on the Wayne State University campus engaged in a process called "World Cafe." It's a little like musical chairs -- in this case tables. They are spending three time segments of about 15 minutes discussing a moderator's question, and at the end of the process -- around 8:45 p.m. tonight -- we'll hear what they have come up with. We'll document that discuss on video and in real time alongside the live stream.
- 7:49 mediagiraffe: We're now discussing the question: "Given what you've heard, what challenge excites or delights you?
- 7:49 mediagiraffe: We're at Journalism That Matters -- Detroit, a three-day convening to discuss journalism, innovation and entrepreneurship and hatch four expandable ideas or projects on a one-year incubation track.
- 8:11 mediagiraffe: In the World Cafe at JTM-Detroit participants have just changed tables and are discussing the question: "What is needed for news and information to reflect us all?"
- 8:31 mediagiraffe: A third and final round of discussion is about to start around this question: "What ideas capture your imagination to innovate, incubate, initiate?"
- 7:39 mediagiraffe-1: We're at Wayne State University -- <URL removed>
- 7:41 mediagiraffe-1: <URL removed> is the url
- 8:01 mediagiraffe-1: Now we're listing to the report out from the tables tonight.
- 8:01 mediagiraffe-1: Kwan's idea -- how do you make a small news organization inclusive and sustainable? What about creating a progressive network of small hyperlocal news organizations. Argued for readership,
- 8:02 mediagiraffe-1: financies and public mindshare and done with collective business processes.
- 8:03 mediagiraffe-1: "That sounds like a really good concrete idea, it is not what we're going to talk about."
- 8:03 mediagiraffe-1: The question: What brings people to journalism. His table was arguing aout revenue modesl. "We can't really tell that people will pay for journalism."
- 8:05 mediagiraffe-1: "When people see themselves reflected in the journalism they are more likely to consume it."
- 8:05 mediagiraffe-1: Focus in journalism needs to be around the shared values we have across cultures. Figuring out how to improve and sustain that is important, the idea of journalism in the public interest.
- 8:07 mediagiraffe-1: Another simple idea: A free hyperlocal search engine that would be used in the education system andwould be powered by the power of hyperlocal journalism."
- 9:09 mediagiraffe-1: Brian Steffen says his table talked about an MIT or RJI created software that allowed people to play "if-then" with their community services, activities and government. "YOu might get people feeling
- 9:09 mediagiraffe-1: youmight get people feeling empowered again, Steffens says.
- 9:10 mediagiraffe-1: Next table talked about a lot of needs in communities. It's valuable for communities to learn standards and practices of professional journalism. The understand journalists know how to delve into info
- 9:10 mediagiraffe-1: How do citizens learn how to be their own sources? Discussion about the idea of "gifting" and going from a scarcity model to an abundance model.
- 9:11 mediagiraffe-1: Letoya Peterson adds to this: The idea of a gifting economy, the idea of ending scarcity model, the either or model. Everyone's story is imporant, they can be important to other people.
- 9:12 mediagiraffe-1: An area of tension, says Peterson -- is profit being in top place. But there are big limitations to gifting. Gifting implies that those who are most able to gift, are also sometimes the
- 9:13 mediagiraffe-1: . . . the most economically privileged. Does that skew things? How do we get to a place where information as a commodity fade.
- 9:13 mediagiraffe-1: xxxx fades.
- 9:13 mediagiraffe-1: But those who are not privileged are the ones who benefit from gifting.
- 9:14 mediagiraffe-1: Next generation of journalists are kids -- are we getting their attention?
- 9:15 mediagiraffe-1: Another table didn't settle on a concept and was wide ranging. The liked the idea of behavioral games tied to community media.
- 9:16 mediagiraffe-1: They also talekd about social factors, and quantify the weight of social networks.
- 9:17 mediagiraffe-1: Last point: Data sharing and ownership are important issues.
- 9:18 mediagiraffe-1: Michelle Ferrier: "Pot luck bucks" is her idea. (go to http://www.newshare.com/wiki/index.php/Jtm-detroit-pot-luck to see that fleshed out (later tonight)
- 9:18 mediagiraffe-1: Another table reports: The most important thing is identifying the right metrics -- that can help journalism college information that can be used. It is also a way for journalism to make its case.
9:19 mediagiraffe-1: So itn't just about paying or giving, but about making the case for funding journalism -- by having metrics that explains its impact.
- 9:19 mediagiraffe-1: Sally Duros talkes about "Rube Goldberg" device, an engine that would run the journalistic machine.
- 9:20 mediagiraffe-1: It would fuel the community's involvement. Those metrics, Duros says, are key to getting investment. the money would come from a foundation, among other sources.
- 9:22 mediagiraffe-1: Ingebord Endter says her table came up with an idea for a performance or festival, a happening, where you would invite members of teh community to create a story around an issue important ....
- 9:22 mediagiraffe-1: ... to that community. News reports, a rap song, whatever, telling the story in an authentic voice. "It's about the process of bringing thecommunity to investigate a story from different people."
- 9:22 mediagiraffe-1: There's no funding mode for this, she says.
- 9:23 mediagiraffe-1: The questions guiding the conversation tomorrow come from the participants.
- 9:24 mediagiraffe-1: Wrapping up for the night in a few minutes.