4 #CPEU4 Speakers Who Are Changing Media

Posted April 27, 2016

New media is no longer new. It's just media. At Campus Party, we'll have new media pioneers Ethan Zuckerman and Jeff Jarvis. We'll hear from the viral king Matt Stopera. And the multi-lingual, pan-African voice of Siyanda Mohutsiwa. 

1. Who can hear Madagascar talking? 

Before there was AJ+ or Mashable or Buzzfeed there was Global Voices. Ethan Zuckerman founded the site in 2005 with Rebecca MacKinnon. The site currently works with mainly voluntter writers in more than 160 countries. From the Global Voices manifesto:

We believe in free speech: in protecting the right to speak — and the right to listen. We believe in universal access to the tools of speech.

Ethan Zuckerman thinks about things like diverse crowdsimaginary cosmopolitans, and the age of mistrust. Big ideas. Ones that he will be exploring with Campus Party participants. 

Here's how Zuckerman described a successful interactive platform in his 2008 Cute Cat Theory talk:

Ethan Zuckerman will be talking on the Main Stage on May 26 about social change in an age of mistrust.

2. Who has ink on their fingers now?

Jeff Jarvis has been working his way through every part of the media since he worked as a reporter for the Addison Herald-Register in 1972. He has written for a number of publications in print and online. Jarvis is one of the first old-school journalists to dive headlong into the digital world. His blog Buzzmachine was pioneering. Now it's an institution. 

Here is Jeff Jarvis's TEDx talk, This is Bullshit:

Jeff Jarvis will be speaking about open journalism May 26 on the Main Stage

3. Who lost his phone, became a media sensation in China, and knows a thing or two about horsemanning?

Why Buzzfeed editor Matt Stopera, of course. Here he is talking at TEDxAmsterdam about his journey to find his stolen phone:


Matt Stopera's talk, We Are Social, will be on Thusday, May 26.

​4. Who didn't come here to "be governable"?

Siyanda Mohutsiwa is the ungovernable new voice out of Africa. She vlogs, writes, tweets and attends university. All while the rest of us are stuck in traffic or waiting for the train. She'll be joining Campus Party to talk to us about the future of media in Africa. 

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