Hello. New Media intern here again. I must confess I too am responsible for the Converstation’s recent neglect. But who can blame me? I’ve been single-handedly running the station (OK … I’ve mostly been blogging about vegetables) this week. The office is bit emptier than usual, what with Ken off swinging through tropical rainforests and making monkey friends, others on February break, and still others down in Hotlanta for the Integrated Media Association‘s 2009 Public Media Conference.*
The aim of the conference, entitled “An Historic Convergence (That looks like the Future of Public Media),” is to explore the changing media landscape and the ways various public media are adapting to it. One highlight is a talk by Vivian Schiller, who recently left NYTimes.com to become NPR’s new CEO. John Palfry, co-author of that Born Digital book I was fussing about, will also be on hand.
In the spirit of new media, IMA is streaming some of the talks on their home page, and WBUR’s own Andrew Phelps is tweeting (@andrewphelps) and live-blogging the conference on his site.
So, even if you got left behind in chilly Boston, you won’t feel left out. Three cheers for new media!
*Mysteriously, IMA’s web site design is not so hot. This is somewhat like a gym teacher being fat.