We've had to remain largely mum on the Future of News and Civic Media Conference, just held this week here at MIT--such is the reality of a popular-but-invitation-only conference and one whose big news, the announcement of the 2009 Knight News Challenge winners, was embargoed until the last minute.
But I'd like to use this here website that I manage to thank the 200+ attendees, especially those from the Knight Foundation, for an amazing three days of barcamps, camaraderie, invention, and, of course, prize-giving.
Here, assembled, is but a slice of news about the conference.
The winners: http://www.newschallenge.org/winners/2009
The attendees: http://civic.mit.edu/knightconf/attendees
Photos by Knight's Kristen Taylor of new Challenge winners...