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CONSENSUS? The opportunity for journalist/librarian collaboration

A draft consensus statement for journalist/librarian collaboration is circulating after garnering support at “Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy and America’s Libraries,” a two-day Journalism That Matters symposium in Cambridge April 6-7. On Thursday, participants in “Beyond Books” moved to the … Continue reading

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Three notions of community: Engagement, dialog, commons

WATCH VIDEO At the Beyond Books convening organized by Journalism That Matters at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, April 6, 2011, three short talks by experts on community catalyze roundtable discussions by some 100 participants. Bill Densmore introduces … Continue reading

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David Weinberger at “Beyond Books” — what’s the opposite of long-form thought?

WATCH VIDEO OF WEINBERGER’S TALK What’s the opposite of long-form thought? Is it web-thought. David Weinberger helps catalyze the conversations at “Beyond Books” as he talks about how knowledge is becoming transitional, not fixed in form. “A web of knowledge … Continue reading

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BOOKS: Janet Jai – 50+ ways to save our public libraries

Janet Jai will be joing us with copies of her book Saving Our Public Libraries: Why We Should. How We Can Janet comes with an extensive background of how libraries are funded, the troubles they are facing, and ways we … Continue reading

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BeyondBooks: Common purpose for journalists and librarians

April 6-7 symposium at MIT; April 7 open evening at Cambridge Public Library This is the information page for “Beyond Books: News, Literacy, Democracy and America’s Libraries” (shortlink: “BiblioNews”) a one-and-one-half-day convening April 6-7, 2011 at MIT in Cambridge, Mass., … Continue reading

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A dialogue about fostering dialogue Laurie Norton Moffatt, Norman Rockwell and the “Four Freedoms Forums”

For several years, Laurie Norton Moffatt has been thinking and writing about the role of public institutions in creating and fostering community. Moffatt is director of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., the living repository of works by the … Continue reading

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Idaho libraries ready to test effect of rural broadband upgrade; student video encyclopedia access

Opening up public and educational multimedia resources to direct public use is an emerging challenge and opportunity for both librarians and journalists. A unique collaboration between Idaho Public Television and Boston’s WGBH Educational Foundation, will launch in May to do … Continue reading

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Instructions for Posting

Welcome to the instruction page for posting the interviews from “catalytic conversations” in advance of “Beyond Books” at MIT.  If you find this too complicated, you can always just email your notes to jtm@journalismthatmatters.org and we’ll post them for you. … Continue reading

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Fellowships available to attend “Beyond Books” — apply by March 15

GRADUATE-STUDENT IMLS FELLOWSHIPS TO ATTEND “BEYOND BOOKS” APRIL 6-8 AT MIT CENTER FOR FUTURE CIVIC MEDIA;  Cambridge event links journalists, librarians; APPLICATIONS CLOSED CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Some 30 partial  fellowships, consisting of registration, travel and lodging stipends for graduate students, … Continue reading

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