About the News and Information Commons


3:30pm Registration

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 jtm@journalismthatmatters.net.

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?

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:

  1. Asian American Journalists Association – Seattle Chapter
  2. The B-Town Blog
  3. Common Language Project
  4. Department of Communications, University of Washington
  5. Cascadia Times
  6. CFRO-Vancouver Coop Radio
  7. Countywide Community Forums
  8. InOtherNews.us
  9. Instivate
  10. Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy
  11. KBCS
  12. KUOW Public Insight Network
  13. Local Health Guide
  14. Master of Communication in Digital Media, University of Washington
  15. Media Island International
  16. News21
  17. Northwest Association for Biomedical Research
  18. National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  19. Natural Oregon
  20. Northwest Science Writers Association
  21. Pedro de Valdivia – artist
  22. Peninsula College, Journalism
  23. Public Affairs Media Group
  24. The Public Sphere Project
  25. Reclaim the Media
  26. The Salish Sea Network
  27. Seattle Association of Black Journalists
  28. Seattle City Club
  29. Seattle Times
  30. Sightline
  31. Sustainable Seattle
  32. The Tyee
  33. Washington Coalition for Open Government
  34. Washington Journalism Education Association
  35. Washington News Council
  36. Washington Policy Center
  37. West Seattle Blog
  38. Xconomy
  39. YES! Magazine

Interested in hosting a table?  Please contact us at jtm@journalismthatmatters.net.

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:

1.     Register at least one member of your organization for the entire event – Jan. 7-10.  Program details

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 jtm@journalismthatmatters.net.

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