Concurrent Town Halls in Various Locations
Parallel sessions open up spaces where you can learn about the projects of your fellow participants from around the world. They amplify the unique potential of all of us being together at The New School. Think of the format of this session as a topically-focused town hall; it is not a traditional panel. Each speaker has 5 minutes to introduce their work. The second hour of the session is dedicated to discussion that promptly engages the people who are not on the stage. Find the presentations in the File Swap folder linked below.
About This Town Hall
The role of journalism in public life has been re-energized in the face of “post-truth” debates. Discussions focus on the failures and malfunctions, but rarely on near-term alternatives that could democratize the media. What promise do platforms and cooperatives offer in a sector that is paradoxically more consolidated than ever before? Can media co-ops become the platform business model of the future for literary agents, authors, journalists, actors, and talent agents? Can this model wrestle back artistic independence and make producers less susceptible to the takeover of special interests?
The hashtag for this track is #MediaCoops
Would you like to dig deeper, learn more about the discussed topics, or have documents to share? Download PDFs of the presentations, background readings, and/or upload your own materials to this folder
William Clark Literary Agent
Heather Chaplin Brooklyn-based author and journalist
Victoria Alexander Director, Dactyl Foundation; Editor, Dactyl Review
Miles Hadfield Digital Editor, Co-op News
Dave Boyle Director of the Community Shares Company
Sabine Kock CEO at Smart Austria
Manoj Fenelon Affiliate Faculty, the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy
Ela Kagel Co-Initiator, Platform Co-op Berlin