NYU Hyperlocal

Program Schedule

All events at 20 Cooper Square


Friday, July 8, 2011

6pm to 7:20 pm, 6th floor – Cocktails

7:30 pm to 8pmWELCOME

 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

8:30 am to 9 am, 6th floor - Coffee & continental breakfast

9 am to 11 am, 7th floor – COMMUNITY

11:10 am to 1:10 pm, 7th floor - MONEY

1:15 pm to 2:25 pm – Lunch Break: Explore the East Village

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, 7th floor - TOOLS

4:30 pm to 5pm, 7th floor - Afternoon Break

5 pm to 7pm, 7th floor - WRAP (with libations!)


The Sessions

WELCOME

7:30 pm to 8pm

Discussion prompter:

COMMUNITY

9 am to 11 am, 7th floor

Creating it, growing it, sustaining it, making it relevant

Discussion prompters:

Points we’ve identified to cover:

Editorial product:

  • Aggregation v. Original production
  • The ethics of appropriation and re-use of information
  • Hard news v. features
  • Going deep or going broad
  • Reaching under-served constituencies
  • Beats and knowledge transfer
  • Metabolism and publishing pace

Community outreach:

  • Payment v. volunteerism
  • Online to offline, Offline to online
  • The ladder of engagement

Sustaining participation:

  • Measures and metrics
  • Going Mobile
  • Journalist/communitarian. Is there a line?

Points you also want us to cover with a note by topic below.

 

MONEY

11:10 am to 1:10 pm, 7th floor

Make some, make enough to survive, make enough to grow and innovate

Discussion prompters:

Points we’ve identified to cover:

  • Foundations
  • Investors
  • Individual contributions and business plans
  • Profit, Nonprofit or Hybrid
  • Can Advertising Do It?
  • Other Revenue Strategies ( Products, Services, Events, Membership, Sponsorship, Subscription)
  • Competition, who is it and what value can hyperlocal add?
  • Does it scale?
  • Does it need to?
  • Wild and Crazy Ideas

Points you also want us to cover with a note by topic below.

 

TOOLS

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, 7th floor

Digital or Editorial: To reach diehard users, to reach the underserved, grasp the full community portrait; attract more users

Discussion prompters:

Points we’ve identified to cover:

  • Lowering the bar to participation
  • App development
  • Newsgathering tools
  • Word Press limitations, how to get around them
  • Other barriers
  • Editorial workflow
  • Advertising tools
  • Making technical literacy accessible (journalists into geeks)

Points you also want us to cover with a note by topic below.

 

WRAP (with libations)

5 pm to 7pm, 7th floor

Discussion prompter:

4 Comments

  1. I’m so glad it’s on a Saturday since I’ll be traveling from out of town. I’m excited to come.

  2. Ben says:

    The tools section mentions just one specific application, WordPress, I hope there is discussion of other or at least generalizing the feature sets and goals so participants can do their own research into various tools.

  3. [...] your own publishing and distribution.” NYU has a hyperlocal conclave this Saturday with a tools discussion that’s sure to be fun.  This entry was posted in Asides and tagged advice, Dave Winer, [...]

  4. Andre Butts says:

    Thank you very much for organizing and distributing the CONCLAVE event live. I only learned of the event Saturday morning and caught the last two presentations. I am eagerly awaiting the archive posting of the morning sessions.
    Candor is of supreme importance. Someone mentioned or speculated that greater progress has not been made because some are interested in maintain the mystification of the journalism process or even the priesthood itself. It’s a great insight and not surprising in this world of specialization and vanishing jobs. But reality (business needs and civic needs) demand a more informed approach.
    Yes do it next year. It is necessary to take stock of successful developments and recognizing mileposts.

    Not a journalist but 25 years in broadcast media

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