4:00 – 6:00pm Visit the Commons
Northwest media providers share their work through informal table displays and conversations. (See list below)
For information on hosting a booth, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5:15 – 6:15pm Circulating dinner
Buffet style, with plenty of opportunity for networking. Knives optional — eat with one hand, hold your plate in the other, and keep circulating — or settle at one of the tables.
6:30 – 7:30pm Three perspectives on How can the people and the press help each other?
- For the people: Norman Rice
- For the press: Tracy Record
- And a “shape-shifter”, putting a twist on what’s possible: Chris Jordan
7:30 – 9:30pm World Café conversation: How can the public and the press help each other?
We’ll cross-pollinate ideas among our diverse participants to build on the opening comments.
Outcome: Orientation to the northwest media landscape. Preliminary insights into journalism’s role in civic engagement. The result: A foundation for richer conversations between journalists and the public.
Hosting a Table at the Commons:
- Asian American Journalists Association – Seattle Chapter
- The B-Town Blog
- Common Language Project
- Department of Communications, University of Washington
- Cascadia Times
- CFRO-Vancouver Coop Radio
- Countywide Community Forums
- Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy
- KUOW Public Insight Network
- Local Health Guide
- Master of Communication in Digital Media, University of Washington
- Media Island International
- Northwest Association for Biomedical Research
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists
- Natural Oregon
- Northwest Science Writers Association
- Pedro de Valdivia – artist
- Peninsula College, Journalism
- Public Affairs Media Group
- The Public Sphere Project
- Reclaim the Media
- The Salish Sea Network
- Seattle Association of Black Journalists
- Seattle City Club
- Seattle Times
- Sustainable Seattle
- The Tyee
- Washington Coalition for Open Government
- Washington Journalism Education Association
- Washington News Council
- Washington Policy Center
- West Seattle Blog
- YES! Magazine
Interested in hosting a table? Please contact us at email@example.com.
For more information about the commons, read on!
How are the sources of news and information vital to our civic life transforming?
We are inviting Northwest news and information providers to highlight what they’re doing that is changing the nature of our news and information environment.
The Commons will display the web of our media ecology with an eye to what’s on the edge, showcasing what different providers are contributing to the changing media landscape.
Each exhibitor has a table open for two hours from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Thursday, January 7th to show whatever they are doing and excited about.
If you wish to participate as an exibitor:
2. Create your own exhibit. We will supply the basics: outlets, tables, chairs.
3. Invite others to come and join us – for the Commons day or the entire event
Come connect with others who are finding and developing new information sources, economic solutions and accountability models that work to create a revitalized Journalism That Matters.
We hope you’ll accept our invitation, and we look forward to hearing from you.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.