WHYS in Miami

We’ve touched down in Miami and are preparing for a week’s worth of shows from the University of Miami There’s a great vibe on campus right now. It’s a lazy Sunday with students sitting around in the sun with laptops drinking coffees, having a spot of lunch. Reminds me of my university days.

So why are we here? Well, we’re attending the WeMedia conference, which is a big gathering of all things social media. We’re here to understand how we can get you guys – our audience – better involved in what we do and how you are already shaping the future of journalism. Right up our street I’d say.

We’re going to give the conference participants a taste of WHYS by doing a big show on Wednesday in the University auditorium. More on that later.

If you have any ideas about what we should be discussing whilst we are here do let us know, and if you are in the area and want to join us for a show you are more than welcome.

14 Responses to “WHYS in Miami”

  1. 1 Idris Dangalan
    March 7, 2010 at 19:18

    A very nice idea

  2. 2 Clamdip
    March 7, 2010 at 19:23

    What have you learned so far? What are your ideas to get the world to participate more?

  3. 3 vintner
    March 7, 2010 at 21:04

    “Game-Changing” disturbs me a bit, given the incredible number of instances of it in which only the names change (and nothing else does). I would like to see (or rather hear, since I can’t be there) an excellently probative discussion of the accelerating slide (It seems to me.) of “news journalism” in the US into the abyss of blatant political marketing. The “for profit” networks are all on this path to some extent, with at least one founded solely for the purpose of presenting opinion as fact. As an aside, BBC radio (on the internet) and The Independent are currently my sole sources for world news.

  4. 4 james Ian
    March 8, 2010 at 04:14

    How cool, have fun!

  5. 5 @guykaks
    March 8, 2010 at 11:20

    Hello guys,Is journalism a force for good in this century?where do we rate those exaggerate news?

  6. March 8, 2010 at 12:38

    Salaam gang,
    PLEASE Ros, talk with them about our elections… With my love… Yours forever, Lubna in Baghdad….

  7. 7 Ibrahim in UK
    March 8, 2010 at 12:50

    Thanks for letting us all here in the cold UK know that you’re warm and toasty in the Miami sunshine! If you happen to have any spare tickets laying around, I’d be more than happy to join the sunba… discussion.

    Back to the real world, I have a few questions to kick things off:
    How much do people trust their media sources?
    How aware are they of their media’s political agendas?
    How often do they refer to media in other countries?
    How much do they feel that mainstream media influences their attitudes towards world affairs?
    How big a part do journabloggers play in shaping their opinions?
    Has any blogger’s opinion online (such as on WHYS) changed your own opinion on any of the topics discussed?

  8. 8 T
    March 8, 2010 at 14:16

    Ask them how come there’s no national wi-fi standard in the States.

  9. 9 patti in cape coral
    March 8, 2010 at 15:03

    I took a tour of Miami University when we were checking out schools for my daughter to attend. We absolutely loved Miami University, it looked like a beautiful resort, but it was too rich for our blood! Enjoy yourselves!

  10. 10 Tony from Singapura
    March 8, 2010 at 17:37

    Interesting concept – with WHYS integrating a plethora of communications media on-line and in a live show at a conference with a communications theme and with the conference delegates participating also…

    some people will wet their pants for sure.

  11. 11 nora
    March 8, 2010 at 17:49

    Since it is international women’s day, perhaps the women of WHYS could chat up the gals in the conference in regards to where we really stand as shapers of the new journalism. Perhaps they can tell us what BBC is like for a woman today and how they got there. I used to attend a conference called Women in Print, and it was the place I went to check our progress in real terms.

  12. 12 nora
    March 8, 2010 at 19:03

    Lubna in Bagdad wants some focus on the Iraqi election on campus and I think that it is a great idea. It is important to discuss coverage of the stories that have been controlled by government public relations departments and how those stories evolve.

  13. 13 nora
    March 8, 2010 at 19:37

    Does anyone seriously think Barak Obama would be President of the US without years of affirmative action legislation in the US?

  14. 14 Sanousi Sesay
    March 10, 2010 at 14:49

    Can we discuss same sex marriage? DC has just passed a law allowing same sex marriage.

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