“We’re part of this struggle to legitimize the future of journalism.” – Chuck Olsen, co-founder of The Uptake, as part of his ongoing live piece about colleague Tom Elko being denied admittance to a Coleman press conference. If you’re quick, you can watch it live here.
I’m going tomorrow. Shoot me a DM if you’re there, and we haven’t met yet (@perfectporridge).
From the TC Daily Planet:
“Tools for Democracy, Strategies for Change” is the theme of the Twin Cities Media Alliance’s 4th Annual Fall Media Forum, tomorrow, Oct. 4, at the downtown Minneapolis Public Library.
Featured speakers include Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, on how citizens can use new media as tools for participation in electoral politics; Robyne Robinson on how to use mainstream media, and Amalia Anderson of the Main Street Project, on organizing for media reform and media justice.
Afternoon workshop topics will include media justice and media reform; digital skills training, and a talking circle for journalists, participants and bystanders who witnessed the RNC protests.
This event is open to the public and free of charge, but donations are welcome.
Online preregistration is now closed, but you may register onsite on the day of the forum.
I’m particularly interested to hear their perspective on the Steve Jobs/CNN iReport citizen journalism debacle from today and any lasting impact given the criticism coming from the MSM and SEC.