Mark your calendars - PubCamp West 2 is set for Aug. 25 at Work Evolution Laboratories in Long Beach! Public media staffers from around the west coast will once again be gathering to discuss ways to address some of the challenges we’re facing.
Amy Baroch interviewed several PubCampWest participants during the conference and asked what they had learned. Here’s the first of those interviews, a discussion with journalist Jessica Perez. More video will be posted in the coming days.
Here are links to some public media organizations in communities affected by what had been Hurricane Irene, a storm which left more than 20 dead, knocked out power and disrupted transportation on the east coast Aug. 27-29.
More than 60 bloggers, community organization representatives and public media employees gathered at KPCC in Los Angeles last weekend to discuss public media’s future at PubCampWest. Check out photos by Vincent Close from both days of the event below.
We’ll begin posting video of interviews with several event attendees next week.
Many public media organizations are looking for ways to expand their audiences to match the diversity of their communities. During PCW participants talked about different ways to reach and engage a larger audience.
Here are links to iPhone photos of the conference whitesheets listing ideas for reaching the whole community; audio of the full discussion and project pitches follows. For more, check out this Storify from the event.
Another topic discussed at last weekend’s PCW was how to bring online and broadcast content departments closer together at public media organizations. Participants emphasized the need for organizations to stop thinking about online content as “web extras” which are not as important as broadcast content.
Here are links to iPhone photos of the conference whitesheets listing ideas for integrating online content at public media organizations; audio of the full discussion and project pitches follows. For more, check out this Storify from the event.
PublicMediaCamp, or PubCamp for short, is a nationwide series of gatherings focused on forging greater collaboration between public media organizations and their communities. Inspired by unconferences such as Foocamp and Barcamp, PubCamps are informal opportunities for techies and community media makers to get together with NPR and PBS staff and develop projects together.