Some notes taken while sitting at the Exploring the Fusion Power of Public and Participatory Journalism conference yesterday (back row, a reversal from the old school days). Joey deVilla made some great notes as well.
Gillmor commenting on the dozen+ bloggers in the room: it's good for journalists to have journalism done to them.
Gillmor: We the Media isn't about weblogs - it's about something much bigger. Like SMS. Like RDIF scanners that scan barcodes, acess the web and alert you to expired medicine. Like Treo 600 RSS readers.
There's someone here from Osprey Media - a relatively large publisher of Canadian community papers. I'm waiting to hear what he has to say about their plans for building on their community mandate/business model to really engage with their communities.
Jarvis notes that Technorati is logging 15K new blogs a day. Gillmor: We're going to run out of humans soon.
Akin: advice he received when he went from general to technology beat: just be a tour guide. Based on that, this crowd in this room is the Michelin Guide to online journalism.