This is one of the digital workshops prepared by Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. I hope some of you could join and learn about blogging!
Lisa Williams, CEO and founder, Placeblogger.com; Fellow, MIT Media Lab’s Center for Future Civic Media. Moderated by Anna York, MPP2.
Wednesday, February 17, 6 p.m., Taubman 301, Harvard Kennedy School
Lisa Williams is the CEO & founder of Placeblogger.com, the world’s largest searchable index of local weblogs. Placeblogger was a winner of the Knight 21st Century News Challenge, which gives out $5 million dollars annually to innovators with projects that aim to define the future of journalism.
Ms. Williams is also a fellow at the MIT Media Lab’s Center for Future Civic Media. The Media Lab is one of the most well-known university-based technology and innovation centers in the world. The newly formed Center for Future Civic Media focuses on meeting the information needs of humanity over the next 100 years.
Prior to founding Placeblogger, Ms. Williams founded H2otown, an online community and news site by and for the residents of her hometown of Watertown, MA. H2otown became a nationally-recognized model for what came to be known as “citizen journalism,” or news created by nonjournalists to serve as a way to create a sense of community in their neighborhoods.