Supporting International, Investigative and In-Depth Reporting in the New Media Environment
Funding the Hard Stuff-How do we ensure that the investigative and international journalism we want is supported as the networked media environment evolves?
Wednesday July 23, 2008
7:00 pm Dinner
Grafton Street Pub in Harvard Square 1230 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, tel: 617.497.0400
Thursday July 24, 2008
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Roundtable
Berkman Center Conference Room 23 Everett St Cambridge MA 617 495 7547 9:00 am-2:00
Coffee and light breakfast will be available in the morning, lunch will be brought in at noon.
9:00 â 9:30 Introductions
Including goals/questions we hope to address
9:30 - 9:45 Framing the day
Moderated by Persephone Miel
Brief history of why weâre here, what we hope to get out of today, groundrules for discussion, review of agenda for changes, additions
9:45 â 11:00 Mapping out possible strategies
Moderated by Ethan Zuckerman
Build on and expand Ethanâs list to create comprehensive list of possible strategies, brainstorm examples and challenges of as many as possible:
- Supply side â new reporting techniques, new authors, new sources, translation/re-packaging
- Demand side â specialized outlets, new distribution structures, changing mindset within existing media structures, mechanisms for stimulating/demonstrating demand from public
- Funding â examples of for-profit, non-profit, other alternatives
11:00 â 11:30 examples
Moderated by Tom Eisenmann
Brief examination of two alternative business models: one not-for-profit, one for-profit
- Global News Network - Charles Sennott
- Global Voices - Ethan Zuckerman
11:30 - 12:30 Selecting targets for intervention
Moderated by Dan Gillmor
Which strategies seem most promising and/or most in need of exploration? What is needed to help move them forward? Who has a stake in this? Which strategies apply to international only, which to investigative only?
12:30 â 1:30 (over lunch) What can this group do?
Moderated by Joe Bower
What are the appropriate roles for:
- Academia, research centers (those in the room and others)
- Traditional media organizations
- New media organizations
- Activist communities
- General public (crowdfunding models?)
- Who is not in the room and should be?
1:30-2:00 next steps
Moderated by Josh Benton
Concrete actions by all interested parties