Twin Cities Media Alliance Fall Media Forum


Please join us for the Twin Cities Media Alliance’s 2009 Fall Media Forum on Saturday November 7, at the Hennepin County Library Central branch, 300 Nicollet Mall, downtown Minneapolis, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The theme for this year’s forum is Networking And The New Media Landscape: Reporting News, Building Community, Making Money:

“In the new media landscape, information, audiences and resources all travel across networks. This participatory forum offers journalists, bloggers and news consumers the opportunity to make connections and share best practices for news reporting, building audiences, and raising revenue.”

The focus for this year’s forum will be on networking and participation. If you want to participate in planning the program, by proposing a presentation or workshop, or suggesting a speaker, you can join our Twin Cities Media Alliance Fall Forum Facebook group , and add your ideas to our wiki page at Or email with your suggestions.

Presenters so far include:

  • Wade Beavers, DoApps: “Mobile News – Accessing and contributing wherever and whenever”
  • John Daenzer, Director of New Media at WCCO-TV / – “The Wire”
  • Peter Fleck, PFHyper:  Going Hyperlocal: creating and sustaining hyperlocal news
  • Mike Griffin, Macalester College: What’s Happening With Media Reform
  • Bob Ingrassia, Internet Broadcasting System: NewsBobber – a new Minnesota News Aggregator
  • Rick Mahn, Social Media Breakfast MS:  online and offline communities and the benefits they bring.
  • Julia Opoti, Ahmed Wassie and Doug Mcgill: Covering African Diasporas in Minnesotas.
  • Matt Peiken, Three Minute Egg: “Go Independent, Go Video: How to conceive, launch and fund your own video blog.”
  • Justin Piehowski, Internet Broadcasting System: “How I Help TV Stations Make Money With Online Content
  • Bruce Schneier: Blogging, the New Media, and the Generation Gap
  • Ashley Schweitzer, Nonprofit Assistance Fund: The L3C Model for Funding Journalism
  • David Skarjune, “Community Building in the Real and Online Worlds.” 
  • Susannah Schouweiler and Andy Sturdevant of How New Media is Changing Arts Criticism
  • Greg Snow, Perfect Porridge: Social Media 101: Strategies and Tools
  • Matt Thompson, online community manager for the Knight Foundation: The media ecosystem in the Twin Cities – what I hope we are creating

Admission is free, but donations to the Twin Cities Media Alliance will be cheerfully accepted.

To register, click here.