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Canadian Journalist, Blogger to Moderate Aug. 3 Conference

David Akin, broadcast, print and blogging journalist, has agreed to moderate the Exploring the Fusion Power of Public and Participatory Journalism, August 3, 2004 in Toronto.

Akin is one more of a long line of high-powered journalists, educators and bloggers, who will be actively involved in this highly interative conference. Join them, register now.

Here is his bio at CTV News.

Akin is at the is among the first of a new generation of journalists, holding concurrent positions with Canada’s most-watched network news program and Canada’s leading national newspaper. Akin is National Business and Technology Correspondent for CTV News with Lloyd Robertson and a Contributing Writer for The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business. Akin joined CTV News and The Globe and Mail in August, 2001. Prior to that, he was a member of the inaugural staff of the National Post, where he was a senior technology reporter. Akin was the 2003 recipient of the Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting award from the Canadian Advanced Technology Association. Akin studied history at the University of Guelph. Based in Toronto, he and his family live in Oakville, Ont.

Here is his blog.

Here is a partial list of high-profile educators and journalists who have said they will be attending:

Jay Rosen, chair NYU journalism department
Dan Gillmor, Mercury News columnist, author We the Media
Jeff Jarvis, president, at Newhouse publications; Buzzmachine
Jan Schaffer, director, J-Lab
Neil Heinen, editorial director, WISC TV, Wisconsin
Tom Warhover, journalism professor, University of Missouri
Chris Waddle, editor, Anniston (Alabama) Star
Steve Smith, editor, Spokane Spokesman-Review
Rebecca MacKinnon, fellow, Harvard University, NKZone
Melinda Robins, professor, Emerson College
Leonard Teel, professor, Georgia State University
Andrew Haeg, reporter, Minnesota Public Radio’s Interactive Journalism unit
Chike Anyaegbunam, professor, University of Kentucky
Andrea Frantz, professor, Wilkes University
Gil Thelen, publisher, Tampa Tribune
Hossein Derakhshan (Hoder), Iranian blogger, Toronto
Anne P. Kothawala, president & CEO, Canadian Newspaper Association
Michael Skoler, managing director of news, Minnesota Public Radio
Shayne Bowman, co-author, We Media white paper
Sharon Iorio, associate dean, communication professor, Wichita State University
Lewis Friedland, professor, University of Wisconsin
Chris Willis, co-author, We Media white paper
Dennis Foley, reporter, Orange County Register
Nikhil Moro, professor, Kennesaw State University
Mike McDevitt, professor, University of Colorado
Mike Adkinson, publisher, Techlinks Media, Georgia
Jack Rosenberry, professor, St. John Fisher College
Mary Lou Fulton, publisher, The Northwest Voice, Bakersfield, California
Peggy Kuhr, Knight Chair in Community Journalism, University of Kansas
Leonard Witt, president, Public Journalism Network, Kennesaw State University
Rich Riski, professor, Peninsula College

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