Berkeley Center for New Media Crossing Boundaries Conference, March 17-18, UCB

Early registration for this new media conference ends TODAY!! Details below.


UC’s Berkeley Center for New Media
Early Registration Ends Monday March 7

03.17-18.11 / Conference: Crossing Boundaries: An International New(s) Media Conference / Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

Crossing Boundaries: An International New(s) Media Conference
Thursday, March 17 & Friday, March 18, 2011
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
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In an age of “Twitter and Facebook Revolutions,” Wikileaks, and cell phone reporting, how are journalists and governments adapting to the speed of content generated outside the traditional newsroom? What are the digital trends that are shaping international news and events? Journalists, scholars, and industry leaders will speak on timely, boundary-crossing news, audiences, and technology in a 2-day conference on March 17, 18 at UC Berkeley.

Crossing Boundaries features new research and scholarship on social media platforms, activism, the recent uprisings in the Arab world; gender and racial divides in new media; news distribution in the new media age; and other topics. Speakers examine changes in the technology and sourcing of breaking news to explore a new tangle of privacy, free speech and human rights issues raised by digital media. Prominent social critic and author Nicholas Carr is the keynote speaker on March 18.

Additional speakers include: Joaquin Alvarado, American Public Media / Katherine Corcoran, AP Bureau Chief Mexico City / Steven Fish, UC Political Science / Ken Goldberg, UC Engineering / Paul Grabowicz, UC Journalism / Marcia Hoffman, Senior Staff Attorney, EFF / Rich Jaroslovsky, Columnist Bloomberg News, BusinessWeek / Alan McClain, Wikileaks Team, The New York Times / Craig Newmark, craigslist / Xiao Qiang, China Digital Times / Jane B. Singer, U of Iowa Journalism / Eric Stover, Human Rights Center / James Wheaton, Environmental Law Foundation.

Early registration closes Monday, March 7.
Limited complimentary seating for students and faculty with id.
For information and to register, visit

Co-presented by Innovation Center Denmark, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, the Berkeley Center for New Media, Aarhus University, and University of Southern Denmark.

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Photo Credit: Yasmin Moll & Ahmad Hammoud

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