Citizen journalists of the Internet will meet next week for a three-day, multi-part conference on Web logging, commonly known as “blogging,” hosted by Belmont University and the Media Bloggers Association. “BlogNashville will bring many of the new medium’s top practitioners and thinkers to one place to discuss the current and future of blogging,” says Bill Hobbs, Belmont’s public relations specialist and blogging coach in the school’s office of marketing and communications.
“Blog” is short for Web log, generally a personal online journal that is intended for public consumption and participation. Online writers, or “bloggers,” commonly express their opinions and share information on blogs, which are usually centered on a particular topic, like politics or news.
The conference will be held May 5-7, with most sessions on Belmont’s campus and some at Vanderbilt University. Hobbs said the event will include breakout sessions, training, panel discussions and informal social gatherings.
The event is free and registration is available online at blognashville.org, but the conference is limited to 300 participants. Read the whole story online here from Sidelines, the student newspaper at MTSU.