Submitted by Maurreen Skowran on Thu, 05/28/2009 – 12:04pm
May 27 JTM Stewards Call Notes – compiled by Leigh Montgomery
Steve wants to replace ‘People’ tab with Profiles of those who have ‘signed on’ on the JTM site – will be done by webmaster
Jonathan Lawson, Michelle Ferrier and Peggy will discuss longer term direction for the site, to bring ‘content out of conferences,’[spaces] make it more visible, searchable, utilitarian
Suggestion for discussion forum other than Google Groups
Three conversations going on:
1. Bill Densmore: working on event to be held at Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA in September – pertains to civic engagement – will need more detail from Bill
2. Peggy: Exploring a possible first – a regional JTM event, around a (working) central question such as: How does journalism support the cultural health of a region?
3. Potential JTM event focused on people of color – similar to Silicon Valley event with intersection of tech and journalism, this would include outreach to journalism orgs, groups etc -
Note: These last two are in a nascent stage, still getting focused / funding etc.
Stephen Silha is speaking to Kellogg Foundation about supporting JTM as a whole – grant proposal needs to be put together
Are these calls useful? Or are we just getting together once a month and stammering at each other? Is that too frequent? Maybe every six weeks?
Should we have a periodic conference call around a topic, perhaps selected by JTM participants, via discussion forum or web site? – check in with Maureen on next steps
Leigh suggested having periodic updates, maybe every six months, on how things were going, what was getting traction from the conferences, ideas and processes that were working -
This has crystalized around Leigh kicking this off, getting participants from the Poynter New News Ecology conference in March to submit their fruitage
Suggestion from Peggy: have any JTM participant submit a video of up to 2 minutes for the site.
Discussed getting people submitting these via twitter and posting to the site.
Next Stewards Call: Wed July 8 unless any conflict – Maureen will set time, ideally 4 pm EST or 1 pm PST – this time worked well for everyone today.
Thanks to all!