participatory media

Crowdsourcing Capital with Knight and Maine Health Access Foundation

Four Types of Crowdsourcing

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2011 Knight News Challenge. As Massachusetts residents, we are excited to see so much wealth invested locally: Knight has dropped over $1 million dollars on projects in Boston and Cambridge including Awesome Foundation, Public Laboratory, and Zeega.

Honesty is such a lonely word

At the Transmission Project, you hear us talking about the concept of honest practice rather than best practice. We believe it is equally, if not more, instrcuctive to examine more than what worked. We want to know about surprises, the unexpected, even the failures.

I perked up when, in my RSS reader, I spotted this in a recent post at Museum 2.0:

What’s the best way to share information about your experiments–what worked and what didn’t? Publish.

Third Annual Consumers Union Activist Summit

When: 
February 9, 2010 - February 11, 2010
Where: 
Washington, DC

Join activists from all over the country at the Third Annual Consumers Union Activist Summit in Washington DC, February 9-11, 2010. Come meet other activists that share a passion for working on issues such as food/product safety, health care reform, patient safety, financial services and many more. If you want to learn how to bring about legislative action on state and federal levels that help protect consumers - this is your Summit.

This year’s Summit will feature an amazing line-up of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.

World’s Fair Use Day

When: 
January 12, 2010
Where: 
Washington, DC

World’s Fair Use Day (WFUD) is a free, all-day celebration of the doctrine of fair use: the legal right that allows innovators and creators to make particular uses of copyrighted materials. WFUD will take place at the Newseum in Washington D.C. on Tuesday January 12, 2010, and will be organized by Public Knowledge (PK), a Washington D.C.-based non-profit, consumer-advocacy group. PK works to ensure that communications and intellectual property policies encourage creativity, further free expression and discourse and provide universal access to knowledge.

Allied Media Conference

When: 
July 16, 2009 - July 19, 2009
Where: 
Detroit, MI

The 11th annual Allied Media Conference will be held July 16-19, 2009 in the McGregor Conference Center on the campus of Wayne State University in Detroit.

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