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We the Media: The Rise of Grassroots, Open-Source Journalism, and the Coming Era of the Citizen Activist

Monday, 2/13, 7 pm, Kennedy School of Government, Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building 4th Floor.

A public talk by Dan Gillmor -- founder & director, author of "We the Media," and Berkman fellow -- with respondents Alex Jones, Director of the Joan Shorenstein Center, and David Berlind, Executive Editor of ZDNet. This event is cosponsored by the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School. From Dan:

As technology collides with journalism, democratizing the tools of media creation and distribution, news is evolving from a lecture into a conversation. As individuals become more engaged with the news and its creation, they will be taking steps beyond simply being better informed -- a journey toward enhanced civic activism as well. This talk, the first in a series of four, explains recent developments in grassroots media and why they are so important to the notion of an informed citizenry.

Added by Clampants on February 10, 2006



mp3 of a previous Berkman Center discussion with Dan Gillmor about Citizen Media: