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07/15/2004 Meeting Notes

2004/07/15 Meeting notes

These notes are a best effort.

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  • WK: Wendy Koslow
  • j: j Baumgart
  • SP: Steve Pomeroy
  • VD: Vernica Downey
  • Sun
  • SR: Shimon Rura
  • JA: Josh Ain
  • RH: Rick Heller
  • RF: Randy Fenstermacher, works for Harvard College Library as a bag searcher
  • AG: Andrew Grumet
  • MF: Michael Feldman
  • RM: Rebecca MacKinnon
  • LW: Lisa Williams

There will be no Webcast.

Proposed Agenda


  • RH: Volunteer training at the DNC began with a lesson in how to be friendly since Bostonians aren’t friendly
  • Bloggers covering the DNC
    • RH: talked a bit about having credentials
    • RH: Oklahoma voted for Clark, so Rick’s thinking about hanging out with the Oklahoma delegation
    • Adam Curry’s DNC feed
    • Do we want to try to do anything special with bloggers coming into the area?
      • Yes, but how?
        • Most of us can only do things in the evening when the convention is happening
        • Sunday brunch if people are coming in on Sunday
        • A few of us can do brunch before work if it’s really, really early
      • I’ve heard rumors that a northern neighbor with credentials is looking for some blogging fun while in town.
      • psuedo convention schedule
  • Perhaps an update of some of the things we talked about last week.
    • WK: we have money from the Berkman Center for a mic and license to get the Webcast going again
    • There might be other options with blogging tools.
  • Can we get Rebecca to talk about a panel she’s on about media and blogs at a conference next month?
    • RM: public journalism conference in Toronto
      • WK: Can I go in your suitcase?
    • RM: Annual conference of public journalism people
    • RM: Panel with Jay Rosen and Jeff Jarvis: blogs and the challenge of journalism for a general audience
    • RM: miniconference on convergence before the conference, more panels about blogs and journalism
    • RM: will be involved in a roundtable about blogging internationally and closing dinner
    • RM: plans to emphasize international blogging
  • Guest speakers
  • Reminder: the meeting the following week will be with the Boston Blog Meetup on Wednesday, July 21, and there will be no meeting at the Berkman Center on Thursday, July 22.
    • If anyone has a major problem with this, bug j.
  • shirts are available
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