It’s going to happen, for sure, and I’ve considered a number of options for when and where it should take place.
After much thought and discussion with a few people (special thanks to Alex de Carvalho), I see two good possibilities. I would greatly appreciate any feedback, particularly from locals who would like to attend.
There’s already a ton of South Florida buzz about this, whereas Comm Week buzz is isolated to UM
Even though fewer pros are listed for Feb. 22, it seems to be a better option for BCNIM because of the type of people who already plan to attend and the fact that it’s already a well-known event. All that would be needed now is a push to get more news people to attend.
Also, I figure we could always do a follow-up version at UM if there’s enough interest.
*If it were at UM, there would be efforts to promote it local news organization and other schools.
WEIGH IN: What should we do? BCNI Miami during Comm Week or as part of BarCamp Miami?
For more info on BarCamp NewsInnovation, check out the wiki.
I’ve been going almost non-stop since Beyond Bootcamp ended Saturday night, so I haven’t had much time to reflect completely or summarize my thoughts yet.
So, what have I been up to and what’s coming up?
Tuesday: shooting the Special Olympics torch run on Miami Beach and in downtown Miami, cutting footage back at UM
Wednesday: conference calls about CoPress (two; one by phone and one by Skype) and ONA (phone), as well as being interviewed on Skype for a non-UM journalism professor/newspaper adviser’s master’s thesis
Thursday: working on getting my ideas added to a new undergraduate journalism class starting in the fall; livestreaming a panel discussion after a screening of One Water (the screening and panel are part the University of Miami’s Global Business Forum)
Also, an update on the videos from my Beyond Bootcamp livestreaming: the School of Communication post them soon and, hopefully, offer them as video podcasts on iTunes. I’ll be sure to blog and tweet the link when they’re online.
Tune in Thursday at noon EST to watch Paige West, director of interactive projects at MSNBC.com.
Why? Because you can’t get enough of multimedia.
To try to satisfy your hunger for awesome information about awesome storytelling, we’ll be livestreaming the new round of lunch speakers at part two of two of Beyond Bootcamp.
(The “we” is Trevor Green operating the three built-in cameras and mics from the control room, me in the room with my laptop managing the livestream/chat/promotion and the UM School of Communication’s equipment and facilities.)
We’ll also be streaming Friday and Saturday’s lunch speeches. Information about speakers will follow, but both will be from noon to 2 p.m. EST.
Watch the Thursday speech by West here (not visable in RSS feed) or at: