Last month, I posted a note to OJR.org's discussion board inspired by your blog post on the WeMedia conference: http://www.ojr.org/ojr/discussion/55/
Since you were so forceful in your comments, I thought you might be interested in hearing about a conference that OJR is hosting later this month: http://www.ojr.org/ojr/conference/
Our theme is "An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Journalism Online." The event does not feature traditional panels, but is run in a discussion-driven Unconference/BloggerCon-type format. And we're not interested in academic, theoretical discussions led by people who have never produced a successful website. Our focus is practical, with people who are actually making independent online media work talking with those who want to do the same.
I hope that you might consider joining us, or perhaps spreading the word about the event.
Editor, USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review
I've always been a huge fan of OJR, and this looks like a fun crowd to spend a Friday in LA with. I'll be there. :-)