With focus titles like â€śCreate or Dieâ€ť and â€śRebooting the Newsâ€ť itâ€™s easy to tell that JTM â€śunconferencesâ€ť are stimulating, eclectic mash-ups that foster exciting innovations and unusual collaborations. Encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and interactions using open space and other modern communication technologies, during JTM unconferences participants choose what topics to discuss and develop ideas in fluid group sessions.
JTM “unconferences” and mash-ups
Create or Die 2 – June 2-5, 2011, Greensboro, North Carolina
52 journalists, entrepreneurs, community activists, educators, students, videographers, game developers, hip-hop artists, and others explored the intersection of journalism,Â innovation, and entrepreneurship that benefits underserved communities.
Beyond Books – April 6-7, 2011, MIT, Cambridge, Mass.
130 journalists, librarians, educators, students, and others considered what’s possible when journalists and librarians come together?
Create or Die – Detroit – June 3-6, 2010
94 journalists, community members, activists, educators, students, and others initiated projects to serve communities.
Re-imagining News and Community in the Pacific Northwest – Seattle – January 7-10, 2010
250+ journalists and the public came together to envision new directions for news and information in the region
Journalism in the New News Ecology – St. Petersburg - March 1-4, 2009
88 journalists – new media and legacy media, educators, students, techologists, and citizens gathered at the Poynter Institute
Rebooting the News – Philadelphia – October 23-25, 2008
67 teachers, researchers, journalists, students, and media activists joined together to find common ground on news literacy.
107 place-bloggers joined with mainstream journalists and others to consider their â€śpassion for placeâ€ť.
NewsTools 2008 – Silicon Valley - April 30-May 3, 2008
156 journalists, bloggers, technologists, media activists, journalism educators, journalism students, and others came together on the Yahoo! Sunnyvale campus to consider What is possible at the intersection of journalism and technology that serves democracy?
The DC Sessions - August 7-8, 2007
150 media educators, activists and industry veterans convened at George Washington University to examine What happens when only the journalism remains?
30 media activists, industry veterans, innovators and researchers convened side by side the Third National Conference for Media
The New News Ecology – Amherst – June 30-July 1, 2006
30 people (editors, academics, students, bloggers, reporters, foundation executives) participated as part of the Media Giraffe Conference at the University of Massachusetts.
Next Newsroom – St. Louis – April 19-22, 2006
22 people passionate about journalism â€“ professionals from print, broadcast, new media, both mainstream and independent, citizens, educators, a funder and a student â€“ convened.
2010: Journalism That Matters For the 21st Century – Kalamazoo – October 6-9, 2005
29 people in journalism (print, broadcast, new media, citizen activists, educators, a student, a funder and a Wall Street analyst) convened in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the Fetzer Instituteâ€™s Seasons Retreat Center. Session notes for Thursday, Friday-Part 1, Friday-Part 2, Saturday-Part 1, and Saturday-Part 2.
Inspiring Conversations among Emerging Media Leaders: Advisory Group Planning Meeting – April 28-30, 2005
Hosted by the Fetzer Institute, 9 people met at the Hermitage in Kalamazoo, Michigan to consider the state of media.
Journalism That Matters – Ogunquit – September 27-28, 2002
40 editors from the New England Associated Press Managing Editors and students met.
Newsroom Summit – Milwaukee – October 12-13, 2001
120 editors and journalism students held a conversation at the Associated Press Managing Editors Conference