End of Summer: Pier Screenings, August 29

[qi:032] Summer is coming to an end (everywhere except San Francisco, where we are about to get some nice weather), and it is time for our end of the season Pier Screening on August 29, 2007.

The theme for this edition is Citizen Journalism and we have put together a panel of speakers who will be participating in a roundtable to discuss the role of citizen video in news gathering.

Panelists are Sue Kwon, technology and business reporter for CBS 5 Eyewitness News; Josh Wolf, the independent journalist and video blogger most famous for being jailed for refusing to turn over his source material of a 2005 protest and Andrew Fitzgerald, manager of citizen journalism at Current TV and producer of Current’s award-winning Hurricane Katrina coverage.

The judges of the event are Kara Swisher, columnist at the The Wall Street Journal’s AllThingsD and an up-and-coming videoblogger; citizen media guru JD Lasica; and documentary maker Michael Ferris Gibson, who made 24 Hours on Craigslist.

Sign up for the event here and vote for video submissions here on the NTV community site.