We Are Skokie — MMN S2: ep001

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The Intro
That’s right we’re back! To kick off the new season of Midwest Media Now I’m starting off with some shows I recorded last year. Even though some time as past since producing some of these episodes the conversations are relevant to what’s going on in new media.

In this episode I talk with Karen and Frances. They are working to bring a community together with photography and social media to help build out it’s historical archive and start conversations and share stories about what life is like in Skokie, IL. What’s great about what they are doing is this can be done anywhere by anyone. Frances and Karen are passionate about their community and wanted to put the tools together to make it easy for the rest of their city to share it’s history and open it up to everyone.

This is perfect example of social and new media working together to build something great for future generations. We talk about the tools they use, and the hoops they are still jumping through to get the word out and get people talking about Skokie.

Tell us what you are doing for your town.

On the Show, Friend, Follow, Find
Karen Kring – Kring Lerner Group  web – twitter
Frances E Roehm – SkokieNet Librarian/Community Liaison  email – webtwitter
Sean McMenemy –  webtwitter


Things that came up
Skoke Net
Live From Skokie
All Skokie Photo Contest
All Skokie Photo Contest Blog
We Are Skokie on Facebook.
Skokie Library
Skokie Library on Twitter

Some tools you might be able to use to build you’re community and tell stories.
Maybe there’s something in your town or you can use Patch to start you’re one local newspaper.

MMN ep:024 A Face in the Crowd

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This is a first, but I’m sure not a last. New Media talking about Old Media well at least on this show. Today we’re talking about a film “A Face In The Crowd” Director: Elia Kazan 1957

I’ve never seen a more poignant film than this that represents everything that is going on in New Media today.  The idea of a “little radio show” much like a podcast is today launching personalities, to radio and TV personalities having influence over the thoughts of the general public and even big brands wanting a piece of the action because they want to attach their names to a rising star in hopes of selling more product.

Warning, there are some spoilers to the movie as we talk about some key scenes but we didn’t give away the ending or anything like that. All I can say is I encourage everyone to watch this movie even after all this time this movie is more relevant now than ever before.

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This show was off the cuff with our Wednesday morning media group that at Starbucks in Schaumburg.  Drop by or Skype in if you ever want to be a part of nerdy discussions.  When I brought it up in the group I was surprised to hear at at least one other had seen the movie.

On the show:
Tony Gasbarro web
Sean McMenemy webtwitter
Celina Acquaro web
Bill Fortune web

Find out more about “A Face In The Crowd”