Last Saturday the University of Hawaii Hilo Student Paper, Ke Kalahea, along with numerous community organizations sponsored a Media Symposium that was held in a few rooms of the University of Hawaii Hilo’s Campus Center.
I have to give credit to the Ke Kalahea Advisor and Big Island Chronicle founder Tiffany Edwards-Hunt for her hard work in putting this together.
I guess I have to write good things about the symposium since my fee to it was waived because I was going to write a blog post about the symposium. How ironic is that… considering I get so much grief given to me at times for taking freebies? Now I get a freebie to a “Media Forum” because I’m going to blog about it later… the irony of that, makes me laugh a bit.
I arrived as the Introduction to Blogging/New Media Journalism Panel was beginning, a panel that I had been asked to speak on but declined for my own reasons. Ian Lind, John Temple (Civil Beat) and Andy Parx were talking about the use of blogs and how blogging has changed the way folks receive information.
I’m still a bit confused about the following statement that Andy Parx made on his post following the symposium:
…The “Old Media versus New Media” panel contained the mucky-mucks of Hawai`i journalism… and Andy Parx- who almost didn’t get to go because one of the sponsors said with an upturned nose “he’s just a blogger…”
I’m not going to worry about that too much, although it does show in a sense that us bloggers are still disrespected as viable sources for information.
There were numerous topics discussed throughout the day from the Sunshine Law, to Ethics in Journalism, to Current Trends which my favorite quote of the day was when West Hawaii Today Journalist and All Hawaii News publisher Nancy Cook Lauer stated that she gets most of her news from twitter.
The Citizens Rights and Responsibilities class lead by UH Professor Dr. Rick Castberg got me emotionally involved due to the topic matter as Dr. Castberg spent a good time discussing my legal case which I didn’t know he was going to do until right before the class .
One of the last subjects covered during the day was “Fair use in the age of new media” moderated by Stephanie Salazar.
Here are some of the other posts that were generated from the symposium:
- Andy Park, Got Windmills – “A Little Traveling Music Sammy“
- Ian Lind, “Notes from the UH Hilo Media Symposium“
- Big Island Video News – “Video: Journalists, Bloggers Gather at UH Hilo Media Symposium“
- Andrew Cooper, Darker View – “A Media Symposium“
- Tiffany Edwards-Hunt, Big Island Chronicle – “Not Just About the UHH Media Symposium…“
Tiffany has already mentioned possibly having another one next year that I already have a bunch of ideas tossing around in my head that I’ll be passing onto her if she does have another symposium next year… one of them being to spread it out over two days as there is just so much information to be taken in and one day is hardly enough time for everything.
*I will eventually find out who that sponsor was that didn’t want Andy Parx to attend because he was a blogger!
- Some Interesting Links – Mahalo for Your Support (damontucker.com)
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