We Media Conference Interviews

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I attended the We Media Conference as a fellowship recipient back on October 5th, and I was able to pick up eight more interviews with some very interesting people who are at the core of both old media and new media innovation.

I plan to start releasing these interviews as podcasts very soon -- and you can go here if you'd like to listen to the We Media conference sessions.

UPDATE: The podcasts of all of the following interviews have now been posted. You can click through each of the names or find them all here.

Tom Curley
Tom Curley President/CEO of the Associated Press
Richard Sambrook
Richard Sambrook Director, BBC Global News Division
Merrill Brown
Merrill Brown Media Consultant, MMB Media LLC
Susan Mernit
Susan Mernit Digital Media Consultant, 5ive
Andrew Nachison
Andrew Nachison Director, The Media Center
Lex Alexander
Lex Alexander Citizen Journalism Coordinator, Greensboro News-Record
Steve Rubel
Steve Rubel Public Relations Blogger, MicroPersuasion
Andy Carvin
Andy Carvin The Digital Divide Network

Below is a follow-up that I sent to Gloria Pan so that she could use it for some grants that they were applying for.

The We Media conference was able to bring together many leaders from the world of traditional mainstream journalism as well as many thought leaders from the new media movement.

I was honored to be one of the 15 We Media fellowship recipients, and I would have not been able to attend the conference without this fellowship. I was able to meet and talk with a number of media executives that have so far been beyond my sphere of influence.

I was able to interview the President of the Associated Press and the Director of the BBC World news, as well as a number of high-profile media consultants that otherwise I would not have been able to have access to -- or at least have them be all at the same place at the same time.

The level of engagement and participation of such a broad scope of professionals was a definite indication that the tide is shifting towards a more digital world of news

The conference was also able to isolate how many unanswered questions there are with regards to adopting and integrating a more participatory and "We Media journalism" within the American press. Richard Sambrook commented to me that this is just the beginning of a very long journey that takes us somewhere completely new. It's an exciting time, and this conference was able to capture and identify many of the shifts that are just under way.