Open Media – Open Session

Today is the “un-conference day” at Berkman Center. I am attending the open session “open media”.

Summary of the session:

challenges:
advertising
market forces
Access – cost / education
business models
sustainability
lousy internet metrics
Googlarchy
brand loss

what do we want?
quality content
knowledge of the world
watchdog on government and companies
transparency
many perspectives on one story
interactivity
cooperation between traditional media and “new” media
verified, editorial judgement
responsive

principles
users:
skepticism
judgement
understand media
community building

media
transparency
conveinience
media accuracy
personalization

action
independent feedback loops
network mapping tools
aggregate/civic engagement
new models of production
open ID
distribution research
sunlight experiment
tools for access to government info
filtering
tools for enhancing visibility
easy to use tools
sift/surface information
users-role, a little more work for the users
research on ratings driving content
contextual information
understand short attention spans

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