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Martha Stewart Named Keynote Speaker for BlogHer

Martha Stewart will be the lunch keynote speaker at the eighth annual BlogHer conference. The weeklong event is being held here from August 2nd through August 5. Stewart’s speech will be on August 3. Stewart will be taking part in a conversation with one of BlogHer’s co-founders, Elisa Camahort Page.

“We are excited to sit down with Martha and learn how she drives innovation in the worlds of publishing, media, and commerce,” said Page, Jory Des Jardins and Lisa Stone, BlogHer’s co-founders, in a statement. “Martha is constantly moving the needle, and her early, authentic adoption of technology and social tools is just one example.”

“I admire how quickly BlogHer has become a major force and a key influence around both kitchen tables and boardrooms,” said Stewart. “In forming BlogHer, Elisa, Jory and Lisa have harnessed technology to create a powerful network and to empower the talents of thousands of entrepreneurs.”

This year’s event is expected to attract about 4,000 attendees.

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March 30 is “Stop Cyberbullying Day”

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Andy Carvin declares today as Stop Cyberbullying Day. Blogher’s Lisa Stone, writing about Kathy Sierra, exhorts us to Hate the Hate Speech. There’s an online community (when is there ever not an online community?). Angela Gunn, in US Today, suggests:

We start treating the blogosphere less like an episode of Jackass and more like the place we live.

And Violet Blue makes the case that cyber threats are usually directed against women, but she doesn’t mention the late Cathy Seipp and her cyber-annoyer, Eliot Stein, aka Troll Dolls.

Meanwhile, someone has been busy, laboring at the parody trade. Eliot Stein’s Diary is not safe for work, according to Patterico.
That alone is enough to make most people click through.

(FBLA thinks the guy in the logo is sort of hot–in a Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down way. Is that so wrong?)

We Media 2007: What’s a Journalist, Again?

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Lunchtime at We Media 2007

We’ve gone down to the We Media conference in Florida — not for the weather, but to see a bunch of New Yorkers we haven’t seen in New York recently. The AP’s Jim Kennedy stood up from the auditorium audience and asked folks talking on and with the first panel — about community, about how Big Media don’t get it, about who’s a journalist, anyway, what’s “citizen journalism” — and get on with deciding what we can actually DO about it all. “It’s late in the day,” he told us later. Amen.

One who does seem to be doing something is Lisa Stone, who proudly talked of how her BlogHer women’s network brings together women who are now not just media consumers, but also participants. And about a previous project she did in which lawyers blogged their cases, adding real knowledge to the world because journalists covering the stuff weren’t lawyers and don’t understand it as well.

We also ran into designer Roger Black, Reuters exec Chris Ahearn, New York-based vlogger “Happy Slip,” Lauren Cornell of NY arts org Rhizome, Jan Schafer of DC’s J-lab, Gloria Pan who’s still helping out the We Media folks (even though they’re no longer American Press Institute), Jody Brannon of MSN, Richard Prince of the WashPo and his own “Journal-isms” site on diversity, NPR’s Farai Chideya and a bunch of others.

[FULL DISCLOSURE: mediabistro.com is a media sponsor of the conference.]

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