Tuesday, September 16, 12:30PM Berkman Conference Room, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
The Media Re:public project has been studying the impact of participatory media on the overall news environment, looking at how the ability of "the people formerly known as the audience" to produce media is and isn't revolutionizing the sphere, especially how new models are being adopted and adapted by traditional media organizations. Persephone Miel presented some preliminary conclusions for discussion.
Persephone Miel is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at The Harvard Law School where she directs the Media Re:public project, examining the impact of participatory journalism on the information environment.
Prior to joining Berkman, she spent more than 12 years with Internews Network, an international NGO supporting independent media around the world. She designed and managed a variety of projects to support the growth of non-state news media, including TV, radio, print and online outlets, in the former Soviet Union and participated in program design and development for Internews projects in other parts of the world.
Persephone lived in Moscow from 1992 to 1998. From 1993 to 1994 she was the host of an English-language morning news show there.