Lessons from Beyond the Field: Summary

Lessons from Beyond the Field: Summary

  • Posted on: 23 February 2007
  • By: jmc

I walked into the Boston Marriott Copley Place for the NPR-PBS conference and I was pleasantly surprised to see some friendly faces. What really caught my attention was the austere string quartet in the lobby way. Nice.

More importantly, I am here to check out the Lessons From Beyond the Field presentation. What do I mean by Lessons from Beyond the Field?

With a conference focused on the issues facing National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting Service, organizers thought people could learn from people who are doing

Beth Kanter
Here I found Beth Kanter of http://bethkanter.org with boundless energy and an engaging PowerPoint. She outlined the way non-profits are using new technologies like blogging, tagging and RSS to build community on-line, connect immigrant communities and share resources. Check out: http://chipin.com

Felicia Sullivan - Organizer's Collaborative
Brought us back to the basics. How do organizations, including public access centers integrate new tools while still serving our mission? A nice overall discussion of the challenges access centers face dealing with web 2.0 world. Check out the Youth Video Exchange Network - sharing Youth Media on-line, http://www.nymapexchange.net.

Lisa Williams
She let us in on the inner workings of citizen journalism in Watertown, MA. Lisa helped us understand that converting community members to active members of an on-line community is a full-time job. Check out: http://h2otown.info