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OhmyNews International Citizen Reporters' Forum 2008
Video available for all sessions from the June 27 event in Seoul
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Published 2008-06-18 18:06 (KST)   

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Agenda: Candlelight 2008 and Media Leadership
Date: June 27th, 2008 (Fri) 10 A.M. - 7 P.M.
Location: Grand Conference Room, Nuritkum Square, Digital Media Center, Seoul

This year's forum marks the fourth anniversary of the annual OhmyNews International Citizen Reporters' Forum that began in 2005. This year's forum will focus on "Candlelight 2008" and its effects on media leadership. Korean media outlets that engaged with the "Candlelight 2008" both directly and indirectly, will actively debate related issues in live-Webcast panels over the course of 10 hours. This forum will be simultaneously translated into English and be broadcast live to an international audience through OhmyTV. Netizens will be able to participate through a special online debate forum.

Please register for International Citizen Reporter Forum 2007 (contact Jean K. Min -- jean@ohmynews.com)


Emcee.: Cynthia Yoo

Day 1: Grand Conference Room, Nuritkum Square

10:00-10:10 Opening remarks by Mr. Oh Yeon-ho, Founder and CEO of OhmyNews

Keynote Address: "Smart Mobs and Media 2.0"
Speaker: Howard Rheingold, author of "Smart Mobs" (pre-recorded telecast)

Session 1 - Broadcast Yourself: Candlelight 2008 and Live Webcast

Panel: Moderated by Lee Byung-han, Director of Strategic Mgmt, OhmyNews

* Kim Jin-seok, Manager of Business Development at NowCom
* Rah Dong-hyuk, Broadcasting Jockey of Racoon Broadcasting at Afreeca.com
* Jin Jung-gwon, Professor at Joong'ang University, BJ of live Webcasts from New Progressive Party
* Cho Dae-hee, Chief producer, Colour TV
* Lee Jong-ho, Chief producer of OhmyTV

* Q&A plus debates will follow panelists

12:00-13:00 Lunch - Buffet at International Conference Hall Lobby, Nuritkum Square

Session 2 - Candlelight 2008 and Online Forum Communities

Panel: Moderated by Park Sang-gyu, Reporter OhmyNews

* Kim Tae-hyung, Team leader at Daum Agora
* Baek Sung-gyun, CEO of MichinSo.net
* Gwak Min-jung, Representative of "Hwajangppal" Daum Cafe
* Representative of My Club Community
* Lee Yu-jin and other high school student
* Dr. Kyong-jae Song, Kyung Hee University

* Netizens of Agora nicknamed as "Agorian"

* Q&A plus debates will follow panelists

Session 3 - Blog as Media

Panel: Moderated by Lee Byung-han, Director of Strategic Mgmt at OhmyNews

* Ryu Han-seok, Director of Softbank MediaLab
* Taewoo Danny Kim, Technokimchi.com
* Kim Jung-hwan, "Mongu" Blogger at MediaDaum
* Ko Jae-yul, Reporter at "SisaIn" and Editor at Candlelight Vigil blog
* Park Young Wook CEO of AllBlog.net

* Lee Ji-sun, CEO of BlogKorea

* Q&A plus debates will follow panel

17:00 - 17:30
Lightning Talk - Japanese and American Blogosphere
* Shintaro Tabata, Vice-President of LiveDoor
* TBD: Founder of Technorati in the US

17:30 - 19:30
Session 4 - Concluding Debates

Topic 1: Does greater participation lead to better community activity?

Topic 2: The future media landscape for another "Candlelight Vigil" in 5 years time.

Panel: Moderated by Oh Yeon-ho, Founder and CEO of OhmyNews
* Lee Dae-geun, Editor of International & Politics at KyungHyang Daily News-"Candlelight 2008 and Changing Media Leadership from the editorial team at KyungHyang Daily News"
* Hwang Yong-seok, Professor of Journalism at Kunkook University
* Kang In-kyu, Lecturer at School of Communications at University of Wisconsin-Madison
* Choi, Jin Soon, Reporter at Strategy & Planning Bureau, The Korea Economic Daily
* Baek Byung-kyu, Former editor-in-chief of Media Today

* Q&A plus debates will follow panel

19:30~ Closing remarks, Dinner celebrations for speakers and panelists (Weiching China)

2nd Day, June 28th, OhmySchool at Ganghwado, National Citizen Reporter Forum

* Contact: Min Kyung-jin 02-733-5505 # 107, jean@ohmynews.com
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