Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer. As an editor, she works as the managing editor of PBS MediaShift. As a teacher, she's an adjunct professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism, specializing in feature writing, legislative coverage, rural journalism and online journalism. Formerly, she was the editor in chief of the online magazine NewWest.Net, which she co-founded and before that, worked as a newswoman for the Associated Press. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 30 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their young children.

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Location: New York, NY #140conf exposes you to the power the Internet has to disrupt businesses, change lives and create serendipity. You will leave with a fresh outlook on how the real time web can be used in your business or personal life to actually do something meaningful. > Twitter hashtag: #140conf > Conference website more »

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Location: Boston, Mass. The best in the business will gather for more than 100 panels, hands-on classes and special presentations about covering business, public safety, government, health care, education, the military, the environment and other key beats. Speakers will share strategies for locating documents and gaining access to public records, finding the best stories and [...] more »

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Location: Providence, RI Netroots Nation amplifies progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate. > Twitter > Conference website more »

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The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill 1. On the eve of Apple’s developer conference, talk of an Apple TV comeback (Wired) 2. A case for letting a daughter craft her own digital identity (GigaOm) 3. New app records details of your dreams (Mashable) 4. Dudepins give men [...] more »

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Location: New York, NY BlogWorld is a must-attend social media event, hosting thousands of attendees from 50+ countries, with more than 200 speakers. This will be our second year in New York and we’ve planned 3 days of cutting-edge conference sessions and eye-opening keynotes. It’s not just the conference content that BlogWorld attendees boast about, [...] more »

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Our increasing connectedness — the always-on smartphone, the ever-present social networks, the daily media deluge — is affecting our lives in ways we can’t even yet fathom. So this week, as summer kicks off across the U.S., MediaShift is looking at how and why people are choosing to “unplug” from technology. And within that scope, [...] more »

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Location: New York TechCrunch Disrupt returns to New York with the pizza-and-caffeine-fueled Hackathon on May 19-20 followed by the full conference on May 21-23. Watch startups compete in the Startup Battlefield. Last year, Ashton Kutcher and Paul Graham shared their investment strategies with Charlie Rose, Keith Rabois shared why Square will be more profitable than [...] more »

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Location: The Times Center, New York paidContent 2012: At the Crossroads features the best minds in global media who will debate how to make money from content and create scalable, sustainable media enterprises. In its third year, this one-day, highly interactive forum looks at the biggest opportunities in digital media and chats with the most [...] more »

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Location: Harrisburg, PA Social media accounts for one out of every six minutes spent online in the U.S. There are over 200,000,000 blogs in existence and 77% of internet users read blogs. Social media networks allow an individual to communicate with the world; and the networks are changing how we communicate, collaborate, and how we [...] more »

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The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Schools and students clash over technology in the classroom (MindShift) 2. Why misspelled names are so common & what journalists are doing to prevent them (Poynter) 3. Report: Broadband access for schools must be ‘ubiquitous’ and ‘robust’ to keep up with demands (PCWorld) [...] more »