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Class V

Checking in from the Les Blogs conference. I will say this: there are more women in the audience here, than in similar conferences in the US. And there do seem to be a fair share of female speakers ...

Class V

As an example, here are two of them, Cathy Nivez (left) and Rebecca MacKinnon (right), speaking on the panel entitled, "Citizen Journalism and Mainstream Media". MacKinnon, in particular, was fantastic: her points were provocative and generally well received by the audience.

http://tinyurl.com/cl2wz

(I can't seem to post HTML within a comment. Or at least, image tags. Or perhaps I've had too much French wine to drink!)

Elisa Camahort

Thanks for the "live-blogging" from Les Blogs Class V!

I amgald that Les Blogs has a couple of great BlogHers speaking on the citizen journalism movement. These are exactly the movement leaders that the reporter Susan blogged about should have been able to find.

Chookooloonks

I've thrown my hat in the ring to be considered as a speaker by listing myself on the Speaker's Wiki -- however, my two cents here:

As a woman of colour (and one who is from/lives overseas), I think adding more international content (in addition to more women speakers/speakers who can provide differing viewpoints from the mainstream) can only enhance an already-impressive BlogHer. Congratulations for attacking the topic head on!

K.

Elisa Camahort

Great K.! (Although I couldn't really tell who you were on the wiki from your handle and the initial K. :(

Doesn't matter: we expect to release a request for speaker submissions and session proposals in January. Watch this site. Or sign up for our email newsletter.

Chookooloonks

Sorry, Elisa -- I'm Karen Walrond (how I'm listed on the WIKI).

Off to sign up for the newsletter now ...

Thanks!

K.

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