REGISTER NOW: A summer convening of Journalism That Matters 2:
“Create or Die 2: Innovate, Incubate, Execute.”
June 2-5, Univ. of North Carolina-Greensboro
Find support for your efforts to innovate, incubate and execute! Join us at “Create or Die 2.”
It’s a three-day mashup of journalists, entrepreneurs, programmers, bloggers, technologists, educators, developers, designers, social entrepreneurs, community activists and others to create entrepreneurial journalism ventures.
We’ll work together to conceive, design and pitch ideas for the next news and information businesses . . . tools, and services that amplify diverse voices and strengthen the role of communities in shaping their stories. The gathering serves as a sandbox in which students and professionals generate result-driven conversations that spark collaboration and action.
An intimate group of no more than 100 innovators will gather and initiate projects that amplify diverse voices in new media through journalism entrepreneurship.
Be one of them.
Join us for a design | build | pitch journalism “unconference” on June 2-5 at the University of North
(all meals except Saturday night included)
BACKGROUND ON THE CONVENING:
The conference goal is to collaboratively design, initiate and develop digital projects that amplify diverse voices in new media. As the second unconference hosted by Journalism That Matters focused on journalism innovation and diverse communities, Create or Die 2 is also supported by regional
co-hosts Elon University’s School of Communications, the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
We expect to bring together the “whole system” of journalism: print, broadcast, and new media journalists, technologists, bloggers, educators, hackers, funders, community activists, designers, social entrepreneurs, and others who care about telling stories in diverse communities.
You know that the signature JTM format offers the opportunity to discuss those topics that matter most to you. The last half-day of the program provides an opportunity for project teams to be coached by funders.
Why the focus on diverse communities?
As the media disruption continues, the number of diverse of voices in media is declining . The situation is even more stark in new media where only ~10% of foundation money is going to those focused on communities of color . This event takes steps towards making projects by and for people of color and underserved communities visible and viable.
Create or Die is about shifting a disturbing trend by sparking innovation by and for people from diverse and underserved communities.
Who knows? With the innovation that comes through engaging diversity, it may prove the most strategic decision news organizations can make.