Desmond Tutu Webcast

Conversation about reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa and Northern Ireland. Tune in March 7 @ 4:30 ET.


We’re helping St. James’ Church (Madison Ave @ 71st Street in NYC) celebrate its Bicentennial by producing a round table discussion on The Church and Global Reconciliation. If you live in NYC, feel free to stop by. The event is free and open to the public. The church seats 900 and we expect a full house.

We will also broadcast the event live online. Simply go to this page between 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm ET on Sunday March 7.

The live online broadcast will be a multi-camera shoot. You can join the conversation via twitter and facebook chat.

It should be an interesting conversation. Desmond Tutu will talk about reconciliation after the apartheid experience in South Africa and Gordon McMullan will talk about the Northern Ireland experience.

Panelists

  • Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu
    retired Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

  • The Rt. Rev. Gordon McMullan
    retired Bishop of Down and Dromore (Belfast), Northern Ireland

  • The Rt. Rev. Hays H. Rockwell
    retired Bishop of Missouri, former Rector of St. James’ Church, 1976-1991

Moderators

  • Deborah Roberts, ABC News
  • Bob Jamieson, ABC News

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s role in the struggle against his country’s apartheid regime, and in the subsequent efforts at reconciliation between the polarized populations there, are well known. Bishop Gordon McMullan had a similar impact in Belfast during the worst years of “the Troubles” with his efforts at reconciliation between Northern Ireland’s Protestants and Roman Catholics. Bishop Hays Rockwell, during his tenure as Rector of St. James’ (1976-1991), established personal and faith relationships with Tutu and McMullan, and the parish gave moral and financial support to their reconciliation efforts.

Both men have made regular visits to St. James’. Tutu first preached at St. James’ in 1977; during his house arrest in 1980, children of the parish sent him “passports of love” to replace his confiscated document, and during his trial, parish lay leaders traveled to South Africa to show their support. McMullan first preached at St. James’ in 1981, and Rockwell traveled to Clougher to preach on St. Patrick’s Day 1982 at McMullan’s cathedral during the peak of the violence. Bishop McMullan has spent time at St. James’ every year since then, most recently serving month-long assignments as Bishop in Residence. The parish has also supported schools and other educational projects in both countries since the mid-80s.

This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. The church seats 900.

Policy Making in the Digital Age

A day-long event explores how information communication technology is changing the way we govern, are governed and react to events and crises around the globe.

This Saturday Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs is hosting a free, day-long conference called Policy Making in the Digital Age.

The conference will feature panels and speakers on a variety of topics, including information communication technology (ICT) and development (including a special forum on Haiti and a discussion of telemedicine strategies), new media and authoritarianism, open governance, and a roundtable discussion of how policy schools can get involved in the debate. Our high profile speakers come from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of eDiplomacy, New York City Council, FrontlineSMS, Ushahidi, and Columbia, Harvard and Stanford Universities.

I mention this not just because I teach there but because I’ll be on an afternoon panel exploring how information and communication technology is being used by governments, development agencies, non-profit organizations and ordinary citizens to work toward a better world. I think there’ll be some authoritarianism thrown in for good measure. Or, at least, techniques activists are using to get around authoritarian attempts to repress and block speech and citizen access to information.

As mentioned, the event is free. The schedule is here. Some notables include John Zittrain most likely talking about open and closed Internet systems, and Patrick Meier discussing how he and others used Ushahidi to respond to the earthquake in Haiti.

Hope you can join us.

Jetsetting to the IAB Annual Leadership Meeting

Interviews from the Interactive Advertising Bureau Annual Leadership Meeting.

Early Sunday Peter flew from dreary New York City to sunny Carlsbad, California to attend the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Annual Leadership shindig. His most recent update: “This weather makes me really happy.”

Our reply: Get back to work.

Thanks to kind sponsorship from CPX Interactive, he should be interviewing some of the thought leaders, movers and shakers in the online advertising and branding space. Videos of those interviews will start appearing here later this week.

Seeing how Frank Cooper III, Chief Consumer Engagement Officer, PepsiCo Americas Beverages, kicked off the event by stating, ““We are in the middle of a brand marketing crisis,” we’re interested to see what the debate and dialog turns out to be.

Stay tuned.

Advertising, Meet Online Video

Join us for our next live webcast. We have Randall Rothenberg, President of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, Dina Kaplan, co-founder of Blip.tv, and Steven Rosenbaum, CEO of Magnify.net to talk about online video advertising.

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Live from the offices of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the trade association for interactive marketing in the United States, Naked Media host Dorian Benkoil sits down for live video discussions with IAB president and CEO Randall Rothenberg, Magnify.net CEO Steve Rosenbaum and Blip.TV co-founder and COO Dina Kaplan.

Topic

We’re excited to do our first show from the IAB offices as part of our new partnership with the organization. We’ll first sit down with IAB president and CEO Randall Rothenberg to get his take on why “advertising is creepy,” as the IAB says in its new campaign to fend off privacy legislation, and talk about other industry trends and news. Then we’re joined by the founder and head of video platform Magnify.net, Steve Rosenbaum, and Dina Kaplan, co-founder of Blip.TV. We’ll talk about what is and isn’t working in video, about trends in curation and aggregation, details of sponsorship and revenue,  and, of course your questions.

Plus, as always, Dorian’s “Shallow Thoughts”  on the media, and recent coverage and interviews from industry trade shows.

And, of course: your questions. Send some now and sign in to get an email reminder before the show is live, December 9, 11:30 a.m. ET.

Register now to ask questions and get in on the discussion right away.

About Naked Media

Through interviews with cutting edge leaders and thinkers from the media industry, Naked Media explores the nexus of content, advertising and technology — all with an eye toward measurable goals in the digital age. Naked Media peels back the covers to show in stark reality how it’s done, what media managers are doing even as the landscape shifts beneath their feet. The show may attract some media stars but will not be about their stardom. Rather it’s the goals they are trying to achieve and how they get there. The show’s guests are as likely to be dynamic speakers from small- and medium-sized media influencers as from the behemoths.

Hosted by award-winning journalist and media veteran Dorian Benkoil of Teeming Media, and enhanced through viewer participation, Naked Media cuts through the bloviation, challenges the conventional wisdom and gets at real issues that provide “aha” moments for the executives who are watching and participating. Whether in one-on-one interviews or panel discussions, it will explore a wealth of issues, everything from making money from the latest ad technologies to the privacy issues surrounding behavioral targeting to the buzz around social media and widgets to the financials of media deals.

The show will include a mix of live in-studio interviews, on-site events and on-demand offerings, and will include audience questions and discussion areas.

About the Guests

Randall Rothenberg, is president and CEO of the IAB, which
represents more than 300 leading interactive companies responsible for
selling over 86 percent of online advertising in the U.S. Randall is author of  his influential blog “I, A Bee” and the noted book Where the Suckers Moon: An Advertising Story,  was a senior director at the Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm, and spent six years as a journalist and editor at The New York Times. He is frequently quoted in the media, books and scholarly publications, and is a noted speaker and advocate for the industry.

Steven Rosenbaum, is CEO and co-founder of Magnify.net, a video publishing platform that allows Web sites, media companies, and content entrepreneurs to aggregate and curate Web video from a wide variety of Web sources. Rosenbaum is a serial entrepreneur,  Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker,  and innovator in the field of user-generated media production. He calls his MTV Series “UNfiltered” the first successful U.S. commercial use of User Generated Video (UGV) in mass media.

Dina Kaplan, is co-founder of blip.tv, an online television network focused on featuring, promoting and monetizing “the best original shows on the Web,” which blip does via the Web, iTunes, and to the TV set through partnerships with FiOS, TiVo, Sony Television, Boxee and roku.  Dina, as COO, oversees operations and business development for the company and is also the founder and chair of the New York Founders Club, a group dedicated to promoting the start-up community in New York City.

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Economist Media Convergence Conference

We will broadcast the next episode of Naked Media live from the Economist Media Convergence Conference in NYC where Dorian is moderating the kick-off panel discussion.

We will broadcast the next episode of Naked Media live from the Economist Media Convergence Conference in NYC. Dorian is moderating the kick-off panel discussion at the conference on The Future of Media with a group of leaders in the industry.

This is a special on-the-road version of Naked Media, from an event produced by one of the world’s leading business and political publications. And a special thank you to our industry partner, the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

Naked Media viewers have a special discount to attend the entire conference, taking place Oct. 20-21 at New York’s Altman Building. Go the conference website, and when ordering tickets use the code NKMD for $500 off the regular rate (does not apply to the student rate of $495).

Topic

We’re tackling a big one this time: The Future of Media: Changing Times, exploring topics like:

  • How the advent of new technologies such as e-book readers, smart phones and flexible screen technology will change the media model
  • How will newspapers, magazines, book publishers, TV stations and others dependent on existing models, adapt to this change?
  • The potential impact of these new technologies over the next five years

Dorian will spark a lively discussion among the panelists, asking them whether search is dead, if we’ll all have biochip implants, if Craigslist’s style of giving your stuff away for as close to free as possible is the new way, whether ad supported can ever work again, if we’re heading for a mass of a million niches and whether the blockbuster will be a thing of the past. Plus, as always, an exploration of how and whether media can make a profit, with glances at the severe disruption wracking the industry and the new entrepreneurial models in media, marketing, advertising, journalism and more.

And, of course: your questions. Send some now and sign in to get an email reminder before the show is live, Oct. 20, 3:15 p.m. ET. Or use the discount code above and attend in person.

Register now to ask questions and get in on the discussion right away. You will also receive a reminder email to tune in for the live show the day before.

Panelists include:

  • Craig Newmark, Chairman and Customer Service Representative, Craigslist
  • Mark Hollinger, Chief Operating Officer, Discovery Communications
  • Robin Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, FT Search Inc. Newssift.com
  • Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business, US Sales and Corporate Strategy, Sony Music Entertainment

About Naked Media

Through interviews with cutting edge leaders and thinkers from the media industry, Naked Media explores the nexus of content, advertising and technology — all with an eye toward measurable goals in the digital age. Naked Media peels back the covers to show in stark reality how it’s done, what media managers are doing even as the landscape shifts beneath their feet. The show may attract some media stars but will not be about their stardom. Rather it’s the goals they are trying to achieve and how they get there. The show’s guests are as likely to be dynamic speakers from small- and medium-sized media influencers as from the behemoths.

Hosted by award-winning journalist and media veteran Dorian Benkoil of Teeming Media, and enhanced through viewer participation, Naked Media cuts through the bloviation, challenges the conventional wisdom and gets at real issues that provide “aha” moments for the executives who are watching and participating. Whether in one-on-one interviews or panel discussions, it will explore a wealth of issues, everything from making money from the latest ad technologies to the privacy issues surrounding behavioral targeting to the buzz around social media and widgets to the financials of media deals.

The show will include a mix of live in-studio interviews, on-site events and on-demand offerings, and will include audience questions and discussion areas.