Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Alternative Media Gathering this weekend

May 1st-3rd - new media gathering on Raven’s Ait Island.

The imminent commercial collapse of mainstream media, and its replacement by PR-driven news, threatens the journalistic integrity and independence necessary for a free society. The next generation could be without the 4th Estate. And new media has not yet realized its potential to fill this space.

Old media and new media need to gather together, sharing skills, resources and experience to create the media of the future.

We invite:

Geeks, web designers and programmers

Traditional media people

Alt-media people

Media students

DIY culture practitioners

Indymedia people

Documentary filmmakers

Print journalists

Radio journalists

Citizen journalists

The conference will concentrate on the audio-visual side of media, with space for break-out groups for print, radio and web.

The space: an eco-conference centre on an island in the Thames 20 mins by train from central London. http://ravensait.org.uk

We have a large hall, a cinema room, and 3 conference rooms. There is basic crash space for 40 people over the weekend. The conference will be run on an “un-conference” format, and will be funded by contributions for the space and meals over the weekend.

The gathering is organised by visionOntv (http://visionon.tv) – an undercurrents project (http://undercurrents.org)

To book a place – please edit this wiki page http://barcamp.org/visionOntv

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