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Chicago Panel to Review 20 Years of Public Journalism

Jay Rosen and Ed Lambeth, both early thought leaders in the public journalism movement, will help mark the 20th Anniversary of public journalism at an afternoon conference starting at 2 on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at Columbia College in downtown Chicago. The conference preceeds the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

The lead panel discussion is entitled: Civic/Public Journalism 2.0, and the panelits, Rosen, Lambeth, Mark Deuze of Indiana University; and Burton St. John of Old Dominion University aim try to answer these questions:

Where do principles and practices from the public journalism movement now inform the press? How does the past inform us about where Civic/ Public Journalism may influence future avenues toward press re-engagement with citizens?

Another panel Meet the Press: Hyperlocal, Community and Citizen Media in Chicago will feature Adrian Holovaty of and mastermind behind the ”one of the original map mashups, combining crime data from the Chicago Police Department with Google Maps.”

I also will be on a panel entitled: They Blog for Journalism Change – And It Pays Off with Rosen and Mindy McAdams.

It should be a fun afternoon, please drop by, you are welcome.

The conference entitled “The Past, Present and Future of Civic/Citizen Journalism,”  will be held on Tuesday, 5 August 2008 between 2 pm and 6 pm at the journalism convergence lab, at Columbia College, Chicago. Here are full details.

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