LIVE Blog of Olympics and Social Media at Fresh Media

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3:09
kempedmonds:

Dave Olson of True North Media House leads a discussion on how we can tell the great stories that major media are going to ignore.

3:11
kempedmonds:

We want to engage during the olympics and make Vancouver a turning point in the olympic storytelling.

3:11
kempedmonds:

Let’s make sure the visitors get to know about Vancouver, the real Vancouver.

3:12
kempedmonds:

Let’s make sure they get to know about the first ever Nepalese olympian and other stories. We came up with a plan to establish a place of citizen journalism

3:13
kempedmonds:

We now have the True North Media House. We are trying to support social media makers at the olympics.

3:13
kempedmonds:

The IOC and VANOC have changed the intellectual property rights. Winter Games, 2010 Olympics – these are now ‘bad’ words to use unless you are ‘authorized’

3:15
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Tell the people’s history of the olympic games. We have a plan and we have a website. We are finalizing a space. Once the Olympics come we will have a drop-in centre and people can register online. They will get laminated name tags/passes. It’s legit.

3:17
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Nadia: We are dealing with a whole new beast now. With the Olympics, as long as we know what we can and cannot do, it will be a great time and there will be great ways to tell stories during the Olympics.

3:26
kempedmonds:

Cue cards are passed around with questions for discussion….

3:27
kempedmonds:

What can you cover without the IOC and VANOC coming after you for infringement?

3:27
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Keep it news related without bashing and your article should prevail.

3:30
kempedmonds:

Check out Olyblog it’s a great smart example of what we should be trying to do around Olympic Citizen reporting. The IOC doesn’t have jurisdiction over us. Remember the world is listening and they will support you too.

3:33
kempedmonds:

Can we publish video? When someone in the Olympic family becomes part of it. The sign on to say that they will not act as a journalist during the games. Athletes were barred from having blogs in Torino.

3:33
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Can athletes publish video?

3:36
kempedmonds:

There is going to be ALOT of people here.

3:36
kempedmonds:

What if the lines are ‘jammed’ during a popular event.

3:38
kempedmonds:

What is going to happen if someone Twitters from the gold medal hockey game?

3:41
kempedmonds:

If you leak a story be able to back it up. Don’t get your friends who signed NDAs into trouble.

3:42
kempedmonds:

Get it on video and tell the truth and you should be alright -olyblog.net

Use the word alleged it should help out.

3:44
kempedmonds:

The BC provincial government is hosting the BC Independent Media Centre it will be hosted at UBC’s Robson Square under the Robson street near the art gallery.

3:46
kempedmonds:

“You come across police confiscating non-celebratory signs from protestors, Can you post those photos form that interaction on your website?”

3:48
kempedmonds:

City Bylaws have changed to create significant punishment for those using unauthorized signs.

3:48
kempedmonds:

You are free to protest but you can’t do anything that may infringe on someone else’s ‘good times’. No signs with poles, no megaphones. They have setup free speech zones.

3:50
kempedmonds:

Could you do profiles of olympic athletes on your website?

3:51
kempedmonds:

That is in the safe zone if it personal expression and personal record. The problem would arise if you post false information… There is nothing more fun than partying with Germans who just won a gold medal. (Get ready Vancouver!)

3:53
kempedmonds:

Go find athletes, you know where the olympic village is. Go there and find them. Look on Twitter for the tracking of athletes through stores, restaurants and other venues around Vancouver by other Vancouverites and Tweeters.

3:53
kempedmonds:

Ultimately, there is no guidelines for this. We tried to talk to the IOC and VANOC and they declined our engagement. There are stories to be told. Let’s make it great and cover the stories that the big guys won’t cover.

3:54
kempedmonds:

Thanks to Dave and Nadia for leading such an interesting session.

*Applause*