NCMR – Day 3: Less Words, More Pictures

Today was the final day at the 2008 National Conference for Media Reform. I went to the conference mainly to see how independent media uses the social Web. Surprisingly, not as many were as active in places like YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook like I would have thought. A few were, especially Minnesota Public Radio along with The Current. The Free Press Conference site did a great job with it too.

What I didn’t have is a whole lot of knowledge regarding media reform. I learned just a ton of valuable information and met many really cool people. I’m glad I wound up blogging on it so I can go back to read up on things learned at the conference.

Today? Longer post, but with much less words. The closing plenary was great and I took a bunch of pictures.

Rosa Clemente, who formed the first hip hop political convention and the only hip hop journalist on the ground after Hurricane Katrina.

Rosa Clemente

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Ben Scott runs the Washington office for Freepress.net.

Ben Scott

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Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein was very energetic and drew a lot of applause. Strongly said we need to keep the Internet open.

Jonathan Adelstein

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Then they showed a cool video with short clips or this event. Can someone comment regarding the bear? I really don’t know what that was about.

Bear

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Alex Russell, Program Director at the Free Press while introducing Amy Goodman.

Alex Russell

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Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. I saw her speak at three different occasions during the weekend. Fantastic speaker and is passionate to her cause.

Amy Goodman

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Louise Erdrich, writer and owner of Minneapolis’ own Birchbark Books. Go check it out!

Louise Erdrich

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Josh Silver, Executive Director of Free Press.

Josh Silver

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Closing speaker was Van Jones from Green For All. This guy energized the crowd so much I literally wanted to jump up, run out, and somehow change the world!

Van Jones

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The End. Big thanks to Free Press for the great NCMR conference!

The end

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One Response to NCMR – Day 3: Less Words, More Pictures

  1. Newscat says:

    You got me on the bear and what it represents. Since it’s a polar bear I assumed something about global warming, but its true message is lost on me. Neat costume though. I have a picture of the innards.

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