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Registration for PodcasterCon 2006 is OPEN!

Register for PodcasterCon 2006 here.

What is PodcasterCon?
PodcasterCon 2006 is a free one day conference open to all participants to discuss and learn about podcasting. It’s being held from 11am to 4pm, Saturday, January 7, 2006 in 116 Murphey Hall at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Its primary focus is on learning. The not for profit event is being organized by a group of volunteers from around the world.

PodcasterCon 2006 is getting closer

Yes that’s right, the grassroots podcasting conference created by podcasters for everyone will be here at UNC on January 7, 2006. Here is the press release I wrote for it. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD. You can snag this logo too if you like.

PODCASTERCON 2006

PodcasterCon 2006 is a free one day conference open to all participants to discuss and learn about podcasting. It’s being held from 11am to 4pm, Saturday, January 7, 2006 in 116 Murphey Hall at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Its primary focus is on learning. The not for profit event is being organized by a group of volunteers from around the world.

The event will not have traditional speakers, commercial product pitches, or bags full of conference swag. The event will be conducted in an Open Source conference style. This primarily involves creating the specific discussion topics the day of by the people who attend. To learn more about this style of event please see the following URL. http://www.podcastercon.org/blog/?p=26 There will be a pre-organized session on podcasting basics.

Registration will begin soon. Please check the PodcasterCon 2006 website www.podcastercon.org for details.

WHERE: University of North Carolina, 116 Murphey Hall, Chapel Hill, NC
WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2006, 11am – 4pm
How Much: FREE
Website: www.podcastercon.org
Blog: www.podcastercon.org/blog

Contact: Brian Russell, Event Organizer, info (at) podcastercon (dot) org
Sponsors: Ibiblio.org, Cache Networks, and many individuals

Call for Volunteers
We need volunteers before and during the event. We need help setting up signs to the event, helping participants find their way to Murphey Hall, help putting up flyers in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area, basic tech support, help blogging and recording the event, etc.

ConvergeSouth-Ethics: What are the rules?

ConvergeSouth – Fri. Oct. 7
Ethics: What are the rules?
Meshing new tech with journalistic values
Lex Alexander and Jay Rosen

This is stuff I heard and captured my attention enough to write down. Not a complete transcript. 😀

MI = My Impression

Trust is estabilish differently umong blogers than it is umong the Main Stream Media.

You can’t take the “ten commandments” of ethics at the MSM and then try to use it to judge blogs on how they are doing.

Dave Winer says, “You sound so maternalistic like it’s your job to help us. Who are you to tell us how to edit our writting.”

(MI: I can’t get Dave’s exact question. This is a paraphrase…)

It’s a waste of my time to do interviews for 45 minutes where only tweleve words are going to be quoted. I don’t trust their editing. -Jay Rosen

Context: Dave Winer wants to know why we should trust a newspaper to edit our comments on their blog.

My Question:
The entire blogosphere is not journalistic in style or nature.
In the context of journalism, what do you think is the importance of these blogs?

(My question wasn’t formed well. Jay and Lex didn’t really understand it. It seems so by their answers.)

The first person to figure out how to use a blog to write true journalism news will be famous. – Jay Rosen

Where do you see blogs in the next 5-10 years? Will it hit the mainstream? -JOMC student

WKRN – broadcast journalist that get blogging.

Jay Rosen says, journalist exec. response to bloggers: “You don’t mean I have to put my name on what these blogers say!?!?!”

ConvergeSouth-Voices of Iraq, Military blogging and reporting

ConvergeSouth – Fri. Oct. 7
Voices of Iraq, Military blogging and reporting

This is stuff I heard and captured my attention enough to write down. Not a complete transcript. 😀

MI = My Impression

Christy Seals, wife of a solider, Ryan Seals, in Iraq

Allison Perkins, reporter, N&R reporter, former Stars and Stripes reporter

Lots of soldiers use blogs to communicate with their loved ones.
Soldiers have to report to their chain of command that they have a blog.
Commanding Offices read their soldiers blogs.

If a soldiers write about something that is off limits they can be punished.
Family members are careful about what they write, “I rather be careful about what I write and have my husband return home ok.” says Christy Seals

Soldiers and families use IM, video conferencing, blogs, email. It helps moral of the soldiers a lot.

Even grandma is using AOL to check the blog.

European journalist are covering the stories in Iraq more than US journalist. -Perkins

Perkins wasn’t allowed to take pictures of distroyed vehicles.

Anonymous bloggers have been called out. Blogs have been shut down by the military.

The miltarybride website creator, a wife of a soldier, had to move her site because her husbands commanding officer read it and got upset.

How activley are soilders emails are being censord?

(questioned asked by a man who claimed to have done the censoring in the Navy)
“Navy blocks outside email, extreme technical challenge to filter gmail or outside email”

Do you see the governemts oportunities to promote a positive image of Iraq?
There are guys there are very happy to be their. The gov. is going to use it. Sure. Wouldn’t you.

Perkins –
I was their to cover the soilders from the local towns for the local paper. I wasn’t there to disover if we are winning the war.

M.I. – The military is providing ‘Internet Cafes’ for soilders. Encouraging them to use the Internet. What can the US Military learn from data collected by monitoring all the electronic communications coming in and out of Iraq? What kind of metadata can be created from monitoring collecting?

URLs from the session
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militarywebcom.org
armyadvice.org
mudvillegazette.com

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales at UNC

Who: Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales
When: 3:30 Wednesday October 5
Where: 209 Manning Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, http://sils.unc.edu/about/visit.html
What: A talk about the world’s most popular encyclopedia and news source, Wikipedia and Wikinews by the man who invented and sustains them.

More about Jimmy and Wikipedia:
http://www.wikipedia.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_wales

Sponsors: ibiblio.org
School of Information and Library Science
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Scholarly Communications Working Group

Discover, Report, Share talk at Duke University

During the first day of the Duke Podcasting Symposium I was on the Triangle Podcasters Forum. I got to give my Discover, Report, Share speech. A few technical problems with the video projector and my laptop, but nothing different than what people had been dealing with all day. I enjoyed the Q&A afterwards. My fellow panelist we’re Jason Adams of Random Signal, Kelly A. Amienne of Eat Feed, David J. Warner of Dave’s Lounge, and Mur Lafferty of Geek Fu Action Grip. A very special thanks to Mur Lafferty. Also thanks to our moderator Ryn Nasser. 🙂

MP3 5m 5s 2.4MB 64kbps

Doug Kaye Gets It

Live at the Duke Podcasting Symposium

So far this morning at the Duke Podcasting Symposium I’m really enjoying what Doug Kaye has to say. His entire presentation exudes a feeling of understanding, of GETTING IT. Wether it’s a non-profit model or a for profit model. IT really is helping people, while making enough money to keep doing it. Getting this IT is REALLY important.

A title for one of his slides is ‘The Value of Free’. Basically if someone can’t link to it – content like audio – there can be no conversation about it. Podcasts and blogs exist because of conversations created by linking via html tags. This all comes back to what Doc Searls has been saying for years, “Markets are Conversations”. (see The Cluetrain Manifesto) Facilitate conversations and you have a business with a soul.

Why should businesses help citizen journalist create media?
To help people reach their passion points. A passion point according to Michael Geoghegan is the place where a person is super happy doing what they love. In his example getting free pre-release movies on DVD. My passion point is seeing people make their own media that creates a loud voice against injustice.