2008 Making Media Connections Conference - "New Media: The Wizard Behind the Curtain"
Making Media Connections is an annual conference where hundreds of community leaders, nonprofit executives, journalists, independent publishers and media relations experts gather to promote news that matters. Listen in as media experts and the general public gather together to discuss getting communities' important stories told.
The luncheon keynote presenter, Beth Kanter, is a trainer, blogger, and consultant to nonprofits and individuals in effective use of social media. Her expertise is how to use new web tools (blogging, tagging, wikis, photo sharing, video blogging, screencasting, social networking sites, and virtual worlds, etc) to support nonprofits. She has worked on projects that include: training, curriculum development, research, and evaluation. She is an experienced coach to “digital immigrants” in the personal mastery of these tools. She is a professional blogger and writes about the use of social media tools in the nonprofit sector for social change, at her site: Beth's Blog.
When asked if there was one book Beth recommended everyone read, she replied: Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky.
Recorded Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Columbia College Film Row Cinema.