Topics of interest already expressed by participants are described below. If you have a topic you wish to list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- LIBRARIANS AND JOURNALISTS — The growing potential for collaboration between librarians and journalists, who share a passion for facts, openness and public literacy at a time when both of their worlds are relying less on buildings, books and presses and more on public engagement — online and in new venues — “third spaces.”
- YOUTH AND MEDIA — The new forms and methods that youth and young adults are using to create and engage with news and civic media, whether games, social networks or video. Example: The Denver South High School experiment.
- OWNERSHIP AND COMMUNITIES – Throughout our economic system, experts are examining new forms of business ownership to see if they might foster a deeper – sometimes overlapping – connection between the interests of owners, users and customers. We’ll look at experiments testing the idea of co-operatively owns news organizations, and efforts to expand coverage of ethnic and underserved communities. (Curator: Tom Stites)
- SUSTAINABILITY AND REVENUE — Through the 20th century, mass markets and advertising were the lifeblood of traditional journalism. Mass markets are splintered by the efficiency of topical and social networks and advertising is moving to one-to-one personalization. Our participants will includes experts in the trenches discovering new methods for sustaining new forms of of journalism — from cross-platform, user-centric database, microaccounting and subscriptions . . . to crowdfunding, philanthropy and targeted advertising. Curator: Reynolds Journalism Institute.
- CLIMATE CHANGE REPORTING — Beyond objectivity, beyond independence, all journalists share a common goal of species survival. With the debate about the reality of climate change over, JTM is partnering with FreePress to make climate-change reporting a key focus of both our gathering at the University of Denver as well as the larger National Conference for Media Reform. Our consideration will be guided by experts from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and elsewhere.
- NEWSTOOLS 2012 — For decades, the vessels for journalism were unchanged — presses and broadcast transmitters. Forms are now a free-for-all — blogs, mobile, social networks, tablets, “webinars,” Skype, Google Hangouts, Vimeo, YouTube, you name it. The new journalism is embedded in new technologies — including wireless and community broadband. Four years after a ground-breaking gathering at Yahoo, JTM updates news and technology. Bring your cool tool.