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Season 2006 Episode 0530

Dan Gillmor - NetSquared 2006

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Dan Gillmor - NetSquared 2006
From a Voice in the Wilderness to the Wisdom of Crowds: Citizen Journalism, Nonprofit Organizations and Social Change featuring Dan Gillmor speaking at the NetSquared Conference 2006.They used to say that freedom of the press belonged to those who could own presses, but today the words "we are the media" are a common cry from an emerging corps of citizen journalists. What's a social change organization to do in this changing media landscape?Citizen journalists have played an important role in the rise and fall of politicians and media icons around the world. Traditional media faces declining distribution and runs stories about "the attack of the blogs". From neighborhood controversies to events of international proportion, news coverage and analysis of the world today is coming from unconventional quarters in the form of writing, photography, video and voice, published online and consumed around the world.Presented by NetSquared in collaboration with Link TV.Funding of Link TV's video coverage provided by:Surdna FoundationLeland Fikes FoundationCare2.commoreless

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