William Densmore

director/editor, Media Giraffe Project, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the New England News Forum
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William Densmore is director/editor of the Media Giraffe Project at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the New England News Forum, utilizing his knowledge of Internet information technologies and business models. The MGP, launched in March, 2005, spotlights individuals making sustainable, innovative use of media (old and new) to foster participatory democracy and community. A career journalist, Densmore has been an editor/writer for The Associated Press, for trade publications in business, law and insurance; and freelanced for general circulation dailies including the Boston Globe. He has written for ComputerWorld Magazine. In 1993, after nine years owning and publishing weeklies in Berkshire County, Mass., Densmore formed what became Clickshare Service Corp., which provides user registration, authentication and transaction handling for Internet content sites. He has also served as advertising director for a small, group-owned daily; and as an interim director of the not-for-profit Hancock Shaker Village. Densmore has lectured in journalism at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in North Adams, Mass., and is a director of the Action Coalition for Media Education. Densmore Associates develops partner and other business strategies for independent media and print publishers, including newspapers and NewsTrust, an initiative to create a consumer news-recommendation service. He holds a degree in environmental policy and communications from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

KDMC Sessions

March 02, 2008, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
PDF: Engagement and the 21st Century Newsroom: The Four Phases of Editorial Voice (Densmore)
Windows Media Video: Video: Keynote address - “Redefining the Editorial Voice” (244 MB)
SEMINAR: Best Practices: Editorial/Commentary in Cyberspace


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