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Journalism redefined

Here’s the main points from my presentation at Nordic Tech Politics in Oslo, Sep 2nd 2011.

Everybody in online journalism knows things have to change. We’re stuck in print reality, where journalism equals the written word. Where print still has higher status than online content.

Fake tweets become breaking news. Articles are being posted that should never have become news. When established media post stories about how the size of your fingers determine the size of your penis, something has gone wrong.

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PdF Europe – Day 2 round up

Or: Searching for a European blogosphere
If Day 1 at a conference as unnerving, as Anna Ebbesen desrcibed it on this blog, Day 2 is usually tougher to get through, as most people are tired and hungover, and it’s hard for the speakers to bring around view points that hasn’t been mentioned before. Nevertheless, Day 2 was as least as interesting as Day 1. No more “what can Europe learn from Obama”, but with more focus on “how can Europe come together, digitally speaking?”. The following is my output of Day 2 in Barcelona, written from faded memory.

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PDF Europe – Day one round up

First day of any conference is always a bit unnerving – who’s actually attending? Will the panels suck the life out of their audience? Or will it actually be worth your while? At the speakers cocktail party Thursday, the organizers reminded us, that we were what the people had paid to see… Consequently we could be the ones people would twitter about just how boring we made their lives. Now that’s social pressure for you!

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PDF Europe is on!

What a hectic week! The flight to Barcelona was a welcomed break from the to-do’s and humongous pile of unread emails.

Wednesday evening came and went as I re-did my presentation for Fridays panel over and over. 8 minutes is not a lot of time. Especially when you spend a quarter of that trying to find the English word for the articulated Danish sentence you were thinking of….

Sitting in the plane to Barcelona, we realized that none of us had brought a map, or thought at all about practicalities: how do you say “hi” in Spanish? Where are we actually staying? Did you get any Euros with you?

It’s been such a hectic year for us, that this break is truly welcomed. Plus, this will be our celebration of having published our book. Even though it came out early October, we just haven’t found the time to celebrate.

Cocktails and chatter
Thursday evening we joined the rest of the speakers for a pre-conference speakers cocktail party at our hotel. Great fun to meet people from all over Europe and the states, who has risen the bar when it comes to using the digital tools to promote a cause, reconnect with the public or just securing everyone a place to leak information, politicians are trying to stop.

At the general introduction, Micah Sifry and Andrew Rasiej had everyone saying name, occupation, country and 3 words that describe them. Quite a good icebreaker and interesting to listen to.

Looking forward to some good conversations over the next two days. Almost sad that we re leaving on Saturday already!

We’ll try to blog and tweet as we go, but you can tune in online for the real thing via http://civicolive.com/pdfeu/ where everything is livestreamed.

For the program go to the Pdf website.

PdF-konference i Barcelona 20-21. nov.

Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) har gennem flere år afholdt konferencer i USA om politisk digital kommunikation med nogle af de mest hotte navne på feltet. Som de skriver på deres hjemmeside: “For six years, Personal Democracy Forum has been THE place in America where politicos and technologists gather to learn from each other, network, and glimpse the future.”

PdF is Coming to Europe! | Personal Democracy ForumI år har de så valgt at lave en europæisk udgave af konferencen. Gemt mellem tyske bloggere, Obama-kampagnefolk og Barcelonas borgmester står Anna og jeg på listen over talere til konferencen. Vi skal med udgangspunkt i bogen og radikale.net, som Anna er ophavskvinde til, fortælle om, hvordan politikere kan bruge sociale medier til at revitalisere forbindelsen til borgerne.

Det bliver nok ikke det sidste, vi skriver om konferencen her på bloggen.

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