Journalism's ideals meet Silicon
Valley's tools in a three-day, conceptual mashup for journalists, technologists,
The organizing question is "What can we create at the intersection of journalism and technology to support the well-being of democracy?"
BE THE MEDIA is a co-sponsor of the conference, providing stipends to a handful of journalism and communications students in a "BE THE MEDIA Fellows" program.
The NewsTools unconference is facilitated by Kaliya Hamlin.
Participants create their own agenda - inventing, sharing, and pursuing ideas,
projects, systems, or solutions for sustaining journalism that matters in a
JOURNALISM THAT MATTERS is a think tank for the future
of journalism that hosts conversations with a purpose. According to their site,
"The point is to recommit journalism to what is fundamental for connecting news
with its audience so that it serves and sustains us."
Want to learn more about becoming a citizen journalist?
See chapter 14 (We Media) of BE THE MEDIA: