Corante has blow-by-blow accounts over here of the fascinating-looking Changing Media Summit organised by the Guardian. No, there’s no streaming audio or YouTube uploads or speeches or anything, what did you expect? (Update: the whole thing was recorded, and future publication is promised)
Jemima Kiss on Roy Greenslade’s blog leads off with a chirpy:
This is officially the hottest media ticket in town today: the second (and sold out) Guardian Changing Media Summit
What she means of course is:
If you can afford the ‘discount’ rate for NGOs, charities, academic institutions and trade unions of a whopping £346 per person (for a one-day conference!), this is officially the hottest media ticket in town today: the second (and sold out; the highest rate, if you’re unfortunate enough to work for a company, is £699) Guardian Changing Media Summit
“Democratising content” and all the great talk about empowering the citizen journalist and the ‘user’ is fine and good, but if you’re going to charge a minimum of nearly €500 to get in the door (and put none of the content online), how seriously can I treat it?