Archive for October 1st, 2009

Cyberscholars workshop, October 7, MIT

October 1, 2009

A bit far afield, but worth it. Thanks to Ben Peters for the info.

HARVARD-MIT-YALE CYBER SCHOLARS WORKING GROUP: MIT SESSION

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
ROTH ROOM (E15-283A), 2ND FLOOR, MEDIA LAB, MIT
20 AMES ST, 02139, CAMBRIDGE, MA

Directions: http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=e15&mapsearch=go
Please RSVP at labrune@media.mit.edu
Light snacks provided


Program:

Frank Pasquale, Yale ISP fellow, Loftus Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School, and
associate director of the Gibbons Institute for Law, Science & Technology.
http://law.shu.edu/Faculty/display-profile.cfm?customel_datapageid_4018=22642

“Beyond Competition and Innovation: The Need for Qualified Transparency in
Internet Intermediaries”

This presentation proposes institutions for “qualified transparency” within
the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission to
fill a regulatory gap concerning articulated principles of editorial
integrity in search engines and net neutrality for Internet carriers.
Qualified transparency respects legitimate needs for confidentiality while
promoting individuals’ capacity to understand how their reputations—and the
online world generally—are shaped by dominant intermediaries.

Christine Greenhow, Yale ISP fellow, University of Minnesota Postdoc, Harvard Ed.D., http://www.cgreenhow.org

“Youth, Niche Social Media, and ‘Learning’”

Education scholars rarely consider “informal learning” in youth-initiated,
self-sustaining online spaces. This talk will showcase one experiment in
‘public media 2.0’ that intersects new media, citizen journalism and
education: a topic-focused, niche social media publication launched within
Facebook and designed to engage youth (16-25) in environmental issues. We
look in particular at knowledge development, digital literacy practices,
community formation, and real-world activism as indicators of effective
engagement in the content. Implications for new media and education designs
will be discussed.

Journalism and New Media Ecology at Yale, November 13-14

October 1, 2009

Journalism and the New Media Ecology Conference at Yale Law School

The Knight Law and Media Program of the Yale Information Society Project
cordially invites you to our upcoming conference “Journalism and the New
Media Ecology: who Will Pay the Messengers?” scheduled for November 13-14 at
Yale Law School.  This conference will explore the changing ecology of news
media and examine new business models including non-profit and
foundation-funded models, government subsidies, and new online pay models.
The conference begins at 10 a.m. Friday with welcoming remarks by Yale Law
School Dean Robert Post ’77 and Professor Jack Balkin, the Knight Professor
of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.

Please register at your earliest convenience at
https://ems.resrunner.com/lawandmedia. Breakfast and lunch are included as
part of registration. For more information, please see
http://www.law.yale.edu/intellectuallife/10132.htm.