I willingly spent a beautiful Boston Saturday indoors for Boston's first PubCamp held at WGBH. The general gist of the day: over a hundred folks involved in public media (writers, producers, designers, journalists, etc.) gathered to talk shop, network, and "lay the foundation for what's to come in new media." It was a fabulous time. I had a career crush on almost every single person there. Check out the killer list of attendees.
I had the opportunity to participate in six discussions throughout the day:
- Multimedia Journalism: The Myth of the One-Man Band (argument for team media production)
- Backpack Media Production (best practices on how to produce great work with only a backpack full of equipment) led by Adam Weiss
- The Listening Salon (listened to ridiculously rad examples of audio work) led by Public Radio Exchange's Emily Corwin
- The New Radio Receiver (discussed new hardware/distribution options for radio content)
- The Lightning Round (anyone present could get up and talk of their projects... my piece features a great quote from Joanna Marinova of PressPassTV)
- Indy News Bureau (fleshing out the idea for a brick and mortar locale for independent journalists)
Listen to today's audio minute for a smattering of things that struck me... a few words from each session.