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.
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.
PubCampWest was a two-day event. On the first day, conference attendees met in small groups in an effort to create ideas for collaborative projects in three areas: reaching the whole community, integrating online and covering the 2012 election. The following day members of each small group pitched their project ideas to the entire conference.
This week we’ll be posting audio and photos from those pitches. First up: ideas for covering the election.
Below are links to images of the pages that contain the ideas discussed - they’re links instead of embedded photos so you can get a closer look at what’s written. (I apologize if they’re a bit blurry; they were shot with my iPhone.)
Did you miss PubCampWest this weekend? Here’s unedited video of Sunday’s final session, in which participants pitched project ideas and discussed the future of public media. Pop some popcorn, kick back and enjoy - it’s about two hours and 30 minutes long.
We’ll post more video and photos from the conference in the coming days.
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.