User Generated Content: The Real Deal?Okay, short notice, but this London goto from New Media Knowledge on user generated content's implications for media and journalists looks pretty interesting. Good speakers list covering established new media, agency consultants, and companies working in citizen journalism such as Scoopt.com. And hopefully, for a user generated content event, there'll be lots of time for comments from the floor! http://www.nmk.co.uk/event/2005/11/08/user-generated-content
All pretty pertinent after Ashley Highfield's recent suggestions that mainstream media should be playing to their strengths by focusing on higher quality and lower quantitiy, given the competition from citizen journalism and user content and instant availability of huge archives of similar material with ever improving search.