links for 2008-03-02

Conversational Media Mindset 101

Gaetan Lee, via Flickr (CC license)
Is your wetware due for an upgrade?

On Monday I’ll be co-presenting a session on “Future Tools” at the Knight Digital Media Center seminar: Best Practices: Editorial/Commentary in Cyberspace. My fellow presenter Leslie Rule (who runs KQED‘s Digital Storytelling Initiative) and I will be explaining to a room full of news org editorial writers how they can use technology to do their jobs and serve their communities better. I’m going to focus on conversational and social media; Leslie will focus more on locative and location-based news and services.

When you’re updating your media toolkit, I think it’s important to upgrade the “wetware” first. So I’ve just written an introduction to the conversational media mindset — and why it matters to them and their communities.

Check it out over on the seminar blog.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. You can leave comments on that post, too.