I don’t dare try to recap WeMedia today.
I still have a gripe with journalism conferences. This is “WeMedia” but I want to see “WeConference” – or what I call CopyCamp. I’ve been to enough of these now to know that it’s the same conversation with overlapping social networks of the same people.
I understand and appreciate the idea: Get a bunch of smart people together to network and new business relationships happen – but I don’t understand why local newsrooms can’t take that same philosophy and apply it to journalism: Get a bunch of smart people in your community together to network and new relationships happen to bolster your journalism.
Once there was FooCamp – and then it became a distributed event with BarCamp.
Right now there is WeMedia and I hope it will become……
That aside: This has been a stimulating event.