Speaking at Berkeley on Tuesday

On Tuesday, March 27, I will be speaking at a couple of events in the San Francisco area — one of which is free and open to the public.

First off, I’m going to speak at Google in the early afternoon on Tuesday — which I can’t decide if I’m more nervous or excited about. Probably both.

More importantly, I get to have lunch in the famed Google cafeteria.

Then that evening, I will be speaking at Berkeley for a Knight New Media/UC Berkeley conference.

I’ve been a speaker at this event for the last several years. It’s a weeklong training session for mid-career journalists, and it’s always a very cool event. I always love to meet the folks who get selected to be in this program, as well as to meet the other speakers.

It’s just a great, great event.

Just like in past years, this year’s speakers are cool: Lisa Stone from BlogHer (and the first Internet journalist awarded a Nieman Fellowship by Harvard University); Kevin Sites from Yahoo! (am I the only one who loves that this guy works for Yahoo and his name is “Sites”?); Sean Connelley and Katy Newton from the Oakland Tribune (the Oakland newspaper is doing some damn fine multimedia journalism, and I’m wondering how long it’s going to take for the rest of the newspaper industry to take notice); and Yahoo’s Matt McAlister.

Here is a link to the schedule of speakers for this event, all of which are free and open to the public.

My presentation — titled “It’s Not About the Device, It’s About The Information” — will be Tuesday from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the North Gate Library, located at the intersection of Hearst and Euclid Avenues on the northern edge of the UC Berkeley campus.

Here is a link for directions to North Gate Hall, where the North Gate Library is located.

My guess is that I’ll probably be all over the place during this talk.

I’m definitely going to be focusing on how our industry better get beyond paper. Hell, we better get beyond the web. I think I’m also going to go into some detail on how and why we did certain things in Topeka, Lawrence and Naples.

I think I’m also going to be talking about our recent “onBeing” project here at The Washington Post, as well as some of the other new things we’re working on at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive.

If you’re going to come, drop me a line and maybe we can meet up before or after the event.

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