“From Gatekeeper to Information Valet” is about to start. Let the blogging and Tweeting, and ideas begin.
Last night we had a great pre-conference gathering of about 15 participants at Notti Bianche, the Italian restaurant at George Washington University Inn.
Had the chance to meet with Darren Burden, director of news and sports at Fairfax Digital Media in Sydney, Allan Hoving, founder of PayCheckR.com and Steve Brant a columnist for The Huffington Post, who writes about media, politics and works in the Corporate Social Responsibility arena.
Over wine and pasta we chatted about everything from the usability of the Amazon Kindle and Apple’s iPhone, to news outlets’ struggle for the Holy Grail, a.k.a. a business model that works.
Allan is a veteran of the print world and has worked at places like Rolling Stone and New York Magazine. Allan recently launched PayCheckR.com with some partners. He promises to share some ideas on potential money-generating models for journalism.