Cybersalon Oct 210 in Berkeley-“Media Makeover: What Does News Look Like in the 21st Century?

Cybersalon – Sunday Oct. 10

4-6 p.m. Join us for the next Berkeley Cybersalon on “Media Makeover: What Does News Look Like in the 21st Century?” You are invited to join us in a discussion on what new media models are emerging from the slow demise of conventional journalism and what it all means for media consumers and participants in the media-making business.

A panel of editors, journalists, and a media technology entrepreneur will join moderator and media re-inventor Dan Gillmor, author of the newly released Mediactive: Creating a User’s Guide to Democratized Media. On the panel are Steven Fainaru, managing editor of the Bay Citizen; Tracey Taylor and Frances Dinkelspiel, cofounders and editors of Berkeleyside.com; Susan Mernit, editor and founder of OaklandLocal.com; Ari Soglin and Emilie Raguso, editors of the Albany Patch, an AOL subsidiary; and Camille LeBlanc, founder of an immersive social news service for mobile devices called Blancspot. Depending on his proximity to this event, we’ll also be favored by the more Luddite views of Paul Carr, ironically the columnist for Techcrunch, the blog about all that’s cutting edge in high-tech.

Come join us for what will be an engaging event.

$10 at the door. Admission is free to students and media.