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LabCAST #40: The Future of News

Courtesy of the Media Lab's great production crew comes a great set of quick interviews with attendees of our Future of News and Civic Media conference.

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Collaboration contest, at the Future of News and Civic Media conference

From the Future of News and Civic Media Conference, June 17-19 2009, co-hosted by MIT's Center for Future Civic Media and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

One of the little gems that the Knight Foundation introduced at the Future of News and Civic Media conference last week was to award five grand to the best collaborative projects created at the conference. We thought it might be a tall order, what with everything else the attendees were doing, but boy did they ever respond.

Katrin Verclas speaks on mobile technologies for social impact

This talk was filmed as part of Chris Csikszentmihalyi's "Call for Action!" class during MIT's independent activities period, winter 2009. The class studied and built mobile tools for community organization.


Video: C4FCM Lecture Series: The Future of Investigative Journalism, with Rich Tofel of ProPublica

How this experiment in non-profit investigative journalism is working, and whether it signals a new model for news. Funded by a rich couple from California, ProPublica aims to replace the investigative heft that is leaving the media landscape as newspapers depart.

Video: C4FCM Lecture Series: Sam Gregory of Witness

Witness uses DIY video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations.

Video: The Future of Radio with Bill Siemering, Sue Schardt, and Henry Holtzman

How is radio evolving in the new media landscape, and where and why is it important? What are some of the innovations that are reshaping radio programming and usage? What were the best projects to win grants under the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s $400,000 call for innovative public radio production?

View this C4FCM Lecture Series event on the Future of Radio, with Bill Siemering, the creator of All Things Considered on NPR; Sue Schardt, Association of Independents in Radio; Henry Holzman of the Media Lab; and other radio luminaries.