Newspaper 2.0 was a one-day workshop to explore challenges and opportunities in the new Internet-enabled newspaper marketplace. The workshop brought together journalists, scholars and leading thinkers who shared a common interest in the future of daily and weekly journals with a particular interest in Santa Barbara as a region where new approaches might be explored.The workshop was sponsored by the Center for Information Technology & Society (CITS) and the Transliteracies Project, both at UCSB. It was hosted by Doc Searls, a CITS Research Fellow and journalist with feet in both the print and online domains.
CITS is dedicated to research and education about the cultural transitions and social innovations associated with technology. The Center comprises a diverse team of more than a dozen scholars in the social sciences, engineering, and the humanities. We conduct research, organize public forums, provide multi-disciplinary doctoral education on technology and society, and facilitate partnerships with industry and the public sector. Our research examines many aspects of the social and cultural transitions under way at present around the globe, but we have a particular focus on technological change and three topics: • Social Collaboration and Dynamic Communities• Global Cultures in Transition• Technology in EducationCITS was founded at UC Santa Barbara in 1999, on the thirtieth anniversary of the birth of the Internet. UC Santa Barbara is nationally acclaimed for its success at multi-disciplinary research, and provides a perfect home CITS’s wide scope of inquiry and education. The Center is housed in the campus Office of Research, as a unit of the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research. CITS is funded by the university and private gifts, along with research grants.