Reflections on Re:Public and the future of information

Came back from 36 hours or so in LA with the feeling the time had been well spent; Re:Public was an energizing conference for me, with lots of smart people to talk with.
Some of the themes and thoughts that stand out:
Academics, journalists and community organizers all acknowledge that the definitions of news are changing.
Richard Sambrook of the BBC gave a great speech that included the idea that in the future, news will be valued for being accurate, but not for being objective.
Solana Larsen asserted that by 2013, we wouldn’t have foreign correspondents parachuting in and out of countries to report news, like we have today.
David Cohen and Paul Steiger each talked about the shifting marketplace for quality reporting and the web as a market disruptor.
Good conference, great people, more thoughts to follow.