Media Re:public, Berkman's effort undertaking an assessment of the state of the field of participatory media and its position in the overall news and information environment, is holding its first public forum on March 27 and 28 in Los Angeles, and registration is now open!
Co-sponsored by the USC Annenberg School for Communication, the forum is gathering people with an active interest in the future of participatory media to help us refine our work in progress. The program schedule and background materials are being updated regularly on the conference wiki.
Based on input from a diverse group of media practitioners, scholars and non-profit actors - ie: conference participants, you! - Media Re:public is developing: a typology of participatory media forms, from new entities large and small to the expanding range of projects within traditional news media entities; case studies of representative projects, to explore the utility of the framework; an “issues map” of cross-cutting questions aimed at informing future research; and an initial assessment of methods to measure and visualize the impact(s) of participatory media.
You can register for the forum on the wiki and read more about Media Re:public on their blog.