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Saturday, April 25, 2009

You are invited to the May 18-20 2009 Stanford University Innovation Journalism Conference -

I am writing to invite you to the 6th Innovation Journalism Conference: Journalism succeeding with innovation. IJ-6 will explore how innovation can change the face of journalism at this critical time when business models for news are in flux, traditional newdpapers are exploring new media forms, and traditional newspapers are disappearing at a great rate. The conference is organized and run by the researchers and journalists of the VINNOVA Stanford Research Center of Innovation Journalism. IJ-6 is a meeting place to discuss how journalism and innovation come together: how journalism affects innovation, how innovation affects journalism, how journalism covers innovation, and the market for it.

This three day Stanford University conference with outstanding speakers and great workshops is, amazingly enough, free of charge! You will be charged only if you register and don’t attend. The Keynote for the conference will be given by Vint Cerf, Chief Evangelist of Google and “Father of the Internet”.
Register at http://ij6.innovationjournalism.org/ Pick any of the 3 days if you cannot attend the entire program. May 18th and 19th are limited to 180 attendees so register as soon as possible.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I dreamed a dream by Susan Boyle

Something in this video really really touched me....

So often people are judged before they are given a chance...

... Susan Boyle changes the world with her dream

Asked why she had not succeeded yet at age 47, she said

"I haven't been given a chance till now."

This video shows why its so important to give chances and encourage each person we encounter.

26 million viewed this Youtube video

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. That is where they shoudl be. Now put hte foundation underneath them."

Henry David Thoreau