What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications

Roland and I will be presenting with Darren Barefoot and Tod Maffin at an upcoming event here in Vancouver called “What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications” put on by the Canadian PR Society. Details are below… please come out and join us if you can. 🙂

What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications
A joint event presented by the HTCE and the Canadian PR Society.
Sponsored by Fido

What is citizen journalism? How is it changing the mainstream media and the average consumer? Where will we get our news in twenty years? And what does all this mean to corporate communications? Darren Barefoot, one of Canada’s most popular and most prolific bloggers, moderates a panel with CBC journalist and podcasting advocate Tod Maffin, technology advocate Roland Tanglao and online marketer, Kris Krug. (Bios are below)

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain some insight into the new tools that are changing the way we communicate. As this session is meant to be interactive, please come prepared with questions.

Here’s a bit of background on our subject-matter experts:

Tod Maffin hosts a national technology column on CBC Radio, a technology series on CBC Television’s Canada Now, and is a producer for several radio programs
including the country’s guide to modern culture, Definitely Not the Opera.
He has been a host of several national CBC Radio programs including Real
Life Chronicles and todradio.com. Tod Maffin is “one of Canada’s most
influential futurists” according to The Globe and Mail.

Roland Tanglao is a passionate advocate of blogs, RSS and social software as a means for online expression for people, organizations and businesses. He truly believes in ‘creating compelling content constantly’ as his over 15000 photos on flickr and the many blogs he updates regularly attest. Roland is one of the founders of Bryght and as Bryght’s Chief Blogging Officer, he reads hundreds of blogs daily through his RSS reader and participates in many online communities. He is an expert community manager, with UrbanVancouver.com and his personal restaurant review site, VanEats.com, being the two best examples.

Kris Krug has been publishing online since 1998 and has spent his professional career working in marketing and creative departments for technology companies. He recently moved back to Vancouver after spending the past several years in San Francisco, California where he helped lead marketing departments for 2 large companies that went on to be acquired. Kris is an online expert, having built and operated dozens of websites. He has the unique ability to balance communication objectives and aesthetic delight. The only time you won’t find him plugged into the interweb is when he is out roaming with his camera. Kris is an aspiring photographer and has carved out a niche doing event blogging at conferences and special events. Other places to find Kris online are KrisKrug.com, Daily Vancouver 2010, Urban Vancouver and PhotographyHack.com.

Darren Barefoot is one of Canada’s most popular and prolific bloggers. His
personal blog (www.darrenbarefoot.com) is read daily by thousands of
visitors. While Darren’s undergraduate degree is in Writing and Theatre, he
has always had a deep love of computers. Ever since his parents brought home
their first dual disc drive IBM PC, he was smitten. Darren’s life-long
passion for technology provides rich material for writing about the affects
of technology on modern-day society. Darren has spent the last decade working for software companies in Canada and Europe. Darren is co-founder of Capulet Communications, a PR and marketing company based in Vancouver, BC that specializes in marketing high-tech companies. He has written articles for a variety of publications including Intercom Magazine, the Vancouver View and Professional Marketing Magazine.

May 15, 2006

YWCA Hotel
733 Beatty Street
Vancouver, BC
Registration, networking, refreshments: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Program: 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm

RSVP to Jennifer Lee at: pasbcinfo@bccampus.ca by May 12.
Cost is $15.00/person.
Cash or cheques only. No shows will be subject to charge.


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