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Digital Media: The Future of Media and Education at PodCampNYC

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March 3, 2008 - PodCampNYC, the popular annual “unconference,” has partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting to produce a festival entitled “The Future of Media and Education.” Educators and students are encouraged to produce and submit short videos about how developments in media and technology will change schools in the future. Submissions will be featured online at video sharing site Dailymotion and at PodCampNYC on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at Brooklyn’s Polytechnic University.

PodCampNYC is a free event dedicated to blogging, podcasting, and any subjects revolving around new media creation, monetization, theory, or practice. Anyone can speak in an atmosphere geared towards education and networking. This year’s focus is on supporting educators and students. Scheduled speakers include:

- Chris Brogan, Co-founder of PodCamp
- Andy Sernovitz, Author, Word of Mouth Marketing
- Andrew Barron, Creator of Rocketboom
- Joseph Jaffe, Author, Life After the 30 Second Spot
- Barbara Freedman, Greenwich High School
- Mark Gura, Author, The Teacher's Podcast

“The Future of Media and Education Festival,” a platform to highlight student media and provide feedback/resources on their work, is being chaired by Adam Broitman of Morpheus Media with support from Dailymotion, the world's largest independent video entertainment website.

“We’re really excited about this year’s focus on education and are thrilled to be working with the Mayor’s Office,” says PodCampNYC Lead Organizer, John C. Havens. “PodCampNYC is focused on sharing new media and building community and we’re excited to see how students of all ages are creating content and utilizing social networking technology.”

“The ways in which we produce, distribute, and consume media are rapidly changing, and PodCampNYC is a great way for New Yorkers to get involved and learn from each other about the latest developments. We’re particularly interested in engaging young people in a discussion about how they use media and how they see technology shaping the future,” said Katherine Oliver, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.

“The purpose of ‘The Future of Media and Education Festival’ is to provide a forum for media experts, educators, and students to collaborate and brainstorm about ways various media platforms can be leveraged in the classroom,” said Adam Broitman.

To upload or view video submissions related to “The Future of Media and Education Festival,” visit:

To register to speak at, or attend, PodCampNYC, visit
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