Welcome PublicMediaCamp attendees!
You may be wondering, “What — or who — in the world is Gravity Medium?”
Well, the short version is this:
- my name is John Proffitt, I currently live in Anchorage, Alaska and this is my blog
- I’ve worked in public media in the past (radio, TV, web and news)
- I’ve been blogging here since early 2008 on public / digital media topics
- I’ve been on Twitter — @jmproffitt — since early 2007; I also have @gravitymedium on Twitter
- I lead a Twitter community called Alaska Tweets
- I’m a huge fan of Umair Haque, Seth Godin, Robert Paterson, Clay Shirky, Jay Rosen, Jeff Jarvis and all the hard-working web pros in public media today
- more than anything, I want the legacy values and services of traditional public media moved to the web, where I and the generations that follow me already live most of our lives
And perhaps most importantly…
- I’m damn excited to be attending PublicMediaCamp 2009 in DC!
I chose to become a “sponsor” because, well… it’s going to be a great conference (or un-conference, if you prefer) and I feel kinda bad about getting in for free. And, c’mon — let’s get real — a little blog traffic wouldn’t kill me. 😉
Blogging & Tweeting
Right now (early October), I’m firing the blog back up with a revised site design and more postings. Plus, I’m expanding my Twitter community via @gravitymedium. Gravity Medium has been largely quiet for months as I’ve made some professional changes and as I’ve worked heavily on building a social media community in Anchorage.
The PublicMediaCamp has given me new energy to fire things back up. And I owe special thanks to both Karen Olstad, COO at WOSU Public Media and to the Energizer bunny of digital media at NPR — Andy Carvin — for suggesting I attend. They moved me from “meh” to “Yeah!” and I can’t thank them enough.
PublicMediaCamp Tweetup: Friday
Finding me online
If you’re looking for me anywhere online, you can find pretty much everything on my Google Profile.