Crowdsourcing Crisis: How Civic Media Informs Breaking News

A session at 2011 Civic Media Conference

Friday 24th June, 2011

9:00am to 10:30am (EST)

The first half of 2011 has seen dramatic events — some tragic, others encouraging — take place across the globe. From revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia to an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, breaking news has been reported by individual citizens as well as professional journalists. And explaining the complex nuances of unfolding events has shown the power of civic media in informing local communities and the wider world.

In this session, we'll talk with two individuals who've been part of efforts to share perspectives from civic media with a global audience.

About the speakers

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Mohamed Nanabhay

Head of Online, Al Jazeera English (http://english.aljazeera.net) | Creative Commons geek | Angel Investor bio from Twitter

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Joi Ito

Director, MIT @medialab, Chairman of @puretechh, co-author of @whiplashfuture bio from Twitter

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Time 9:00am10:30am EST

Date Fri 24th June 2011

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