A few last notes on the Networked Journalism Summit

Thanks to everyone who took a few minutes to talk with me yesterday. The whole putting-faces-with-names bit is really underrated. In no order (I’ll give chronological half a chance), with no hope of remembering everyone, here are a few notes to folks I met in person for the first time at the summit:

  • Scott Karp: Eager to see your choice of features for Publish2.
  • Rick Burnes: 9Neighbors looks promising – why not feed those posts back to an Atlas map?
  • Derek Willis: Somebody should be building an open source form-to-database tool in Django for quantitative data gathering, networked journalism style.
  • Jeff Jarvis: Excellent work with the invisible gong, sir.
  • Jay Rosen: Please don’t let the NextAssignment be something meta about the media.
  • Lisa Williams: Placeblogger is looking good these days!
  • Steve Garfield: I wonder if I can run iMovie HD and iMovie08 at the same time, IE6/7 style?
  • Dwight Silverman: Seriously, if I ever finish the preliminary data gathering for my thesis, you’re almost certainly on my list for a case study interview.
  • Barry Parr: The Central Coastsider Network?
  • Travis Henry: Reverse publishing can’t be the only carrot to drive participation, can it?
  • John Hassell: There must be a few hundred BaristaNets in Jersey who have never tried blogging; give them a chance.
  • Dave Winer: I’m having a good time with Flickr-to-Twitter. Check your picstream for one of you.
  • David Stern: Do you think it would work for breaking news, a la Wikipedia on big stories?
  • David Cohn: See you on the West side.

More blog posts about the summit here. Posts on the summit blog by CUNY students here.

[UPDATE: I didn’t mention Jan Schaeffer or Chuck Olsen, both of whom I’ve met briefly once before, and Squared slipped my mind for no good reason. (What happens at the lunch table stays at the lunch table?)  I’ll see who else I can remember. Andy Carvin and I met in an amusing Tweettohandshake scenario.] 

Getting all networked up in New York City

I’ll be at tomorrow’s Networked Journalism Summit in beautiful scenic midtown Mannahatta tomorrow, completely amazed at the level of talent, skill and intelligence that will be around.

I plan to stare slackjawed at y’all like the upcountry yokel I am.

That’s not exactly true. I’m sure I’ll find something to talk about.

But I am particularly excited to hang around folks from all corners of the MSM/blog/citizen-journalism world. Here’s a list of 56 write-ups of attendees, and here’s the full list of people expected to show their mugs.

It’s hard to cherrypick names from the list and say ‘Darn, I sure hope I get a chance to talk with ______,’ but if it gives me a leg up and reminds them of who I am when they spot my name tag tomorrow, let’s just throw a few names out there:

  • Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle
  • Dan Pacheco of Bakersfield.com
  • Lisa Williams of H20Town
  • Derek Willis of the Washington Post
  • Rick Burnes of FMAtlas
  • and of course, the hosts, Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine and David Cohn of ‘OMG I can’t believe we still have to write a thesis after all this.’ 😉

Track me down, send a Tweet @gort581, leave a comment here, find me on Facebook, or just look for the guy with the, uh, gray shirt, and glasses, and hair. Yeah, I’ll just find a sharpie and write my URL on my forehead or something. We’ll chat. It’ll be fun.