I’ll be talking about how I researched “The Wired City” this Friday as part of a panel at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, which is being held this year in San Francisco.
The panel is titled “Creation of Community in the Magazine Form: Legacy to Online.” I’m calling my talk “Observing the Online News Community,” and I’ll discuss the value of in-person observation and reporting when conducting research of this nature.
The discussion will be held from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. and will be moderated by Sheila Webb of Western Washington University. Other panelists will be Elizabeth Hendrickson of Ohio University, Amanda Hinnant of the Missouri School of Journalism and Michael Clay Carey of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
I’ll be talking about “The Wired City” and the future of journalism this Wednesday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Public Library. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll have a chance to stop by.
My April 27 TEDxLowell talk about “The Wired City” and what’s next for community news, “Telling the Local Story,” is now online. You can view all the speakers here. The UMass Lowell students who put this together did a great job.
I’ll be speaking at TEDxLowell this Sunday, April 27, on “Telling the Local Story: The Fate of Community Journalism in a Time of Cultural Upheaval.” Essentially I’ll be talking about what led me to write “The Wired City” as well as what’s next for local news. You can check out the slides for my presentation above.
It looks like a great slate of presenters. I’m especially looking forward to hearing from Becky Curran, a motivational speaker with dwarfism, who’ll talk about “The Media’s Perception of Little People and the Disability Community.” Way back in 2003 or ’04, I spoke about my first book, “Little People,” at Providence College. Becky was a student at PC and took part in the discussion.
Becky and I will be part of Session 1 at TEDxLowell, which will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The event will take place at the United Teen Equality Center, located in downtown Lowell at 34 Hurd St. There is an admission fee; I hope that won’t dissuade you from dropping by.
“The Wired City,” spotted in the gift shop of the Newseum in Washington and tweeted by Kevin Koczwara (http://bit.ly/1iUAYhS).
The Wired City World Tour heats up again with two stops this coming week.
Next Saturday, April 5, I’ll be speaking at the New York Press Association‘s spring convention in Saratoga Springs. It’s not strictly a book event, but I’ll be talking about the future of local news and other themes related to “The Wired City.”
The following day I’ll be at the Morse Institute Library in Natick for a book event sponsored by the Natick Historical Society. It starts at 2:30 p.m. and is open to the public. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll consider dropping by.
The world tour for “The Wired City” continues on Monday, as I’ll be speaking at 6:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library in Groveland. I’ll also have for sale a few rare original hardcovers of “Little People.” Hope you can stop by.
Here are the slides I’ll be using for my lecture on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Needham Free Public Library on “The Future of the Fourth Estate.”
The world tour for “The Wired City” resumes this Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m., as I’ll be speaking at the Needham Free Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave. My topic will be “The Future of the Fourth Estate: The Current State of News Reporting,” which is part of the McIver Lecture Series. If you’re in MetroWest, I hope you’ll consider dropping by.
I’ll be doing three events for “The Wired City” during the next week.
All three events are free and open to the public.
With Labor Day behind us and the unofficial new year under way, I want to announce a special event for “The Wired City” that’s coming up in a few weeks.
On Thursday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m., I’ll be having a reading and signing at Prince Lobel, a Boston law firm with a strong First Amendment practice. It will be a civilized affair, by which I mean, yes, beer, wine and refreshments will be served. The event is free, but if you’d like attend you’ll need to RSVP by clicking here.
Many thanks to Prince Lobel partner Robert Bertsche for putting this event together, along with the cosponsors — the New England chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the New England First Amendment Coalition.