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Next Event – Journalism and the Future of Mobile with Jason Grigsby [UPDATE]


Update: New Location! We’re meeting at The Canvas at 1800 NW Upshur St. in Portland (Map). You can find The Canvas on Twitter @thecanvaspdx and on Facebook

There’s an aphorism that’s making the rounds these days in journalism circles that goes something like this: News organizations are treating mobile like they did print and the Web 10 years ago. In other words, they’re acting like mobile – with all its different facets – is just the Web on a smaller screen.

That may be an oversimplification, but it zeros in on a major problem: What the heck are we doing when it comes to smartphones, apps, different mobile operating systems, feature phones, tablets, and on and on? At the next Digital Journalism Social Hour, Portland’s Jason Grigsby is going to help us try and get a handle on that question.

Grigsby is part of the small but talent-rich mobile community in Portland’s tech scene. He helped design the user interface for The Wall Street Journal’s Blackberry app, and was one of the project leads for the famous Obama iPhone app. He’s the founder of Mobile Portland, a local mobile development user group, and the co-founder of Cloud Four, a small startup that’s focused on mobile and Web development.

Join your fellow journalists on Jan. 18 for what is sure to be a great conversation. Bring something to drink or just come and have a drink. See you then.

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Date: Jan. 18, 2011
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Photo credit: Creative Commons licensed, Randy Stewart,


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