Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Future of Media: 2009 at NYU on June 3rd

For the second time, media news blog I Want Media is rehashing their (hopefully) annual forum entitled "The Future of Media" at 1 PM on Wednesday, June 3rd at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at 20 Cooper Square and 5th Street. Persons who will be speaking on the future of social media, the newspaper industry and sharing communities include Gawker Media founder Nick Denton, Twitter co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey, the WSJ's managing editor Robert Thompson, and Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. The hour-long event will be moderated by NYU Adjunct Professor and I Want Media founder Patrick Phillips. If you will be in the New York area I would highly recommend attending this free event, although the space is very limited by now (standing room only). For those of you who aren't in the New York area or are too late to RSVP (which might be my case, but we'll have to see if I'm lucky enough to get shoved in the back somewhere) there will be a streaming video of the event through Livestream's I Want Media TV page.

This event and many others are a part of Internet Week New York, an event beginning Monday, June 1st and culminating with the Webby Awards (invitation only) on the evening of June 8th. There is an extensive list of events on their site's schedule section, and I'm pretty excited for several of them that look like they are free with an RSVP. The week will include conferences and panels on social media, content, and advertising, the future of arts and entertainment in the digital age, and oh so much more. I'm starting to RSVP for some of the events today (especially since almost all of them are freeeeee!), although I might be too late for some of the events.

West Coasters, be jealous!


deepthiw said...

Thanks for posting about this, I signed up for a couple of events. Although the ones I wanted to go to most are at like 8 am and I'm not making it that early!!

Katharine Relth said...

I'm definitely going to the "Beyond Facebook" event at Gotham Media (but I'll have to leave early for class) and the forum that I wrote about above if they get back to me. I'm still looking for other options that aren't ridiculously early.