NetworkedjarvisthingNext month I’ll be in New York City to attend a Networked Journalism Summit that’s being organised by Jeff Jarvis, hosted at CUNY, and is funded by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.

The list of attendees is quite impressive, with a wide range of people from citizen journalism, academia and mainstream media. The Summit blog will contain brief introductions about the projects each of us has been involved in.

Surprising as this is considering I grew up in the States and have lots of friends in the UK who have been back and forth to NYC dozens of times, this will be my first visit to the city.

I’ve already discovered insanely cheap flights but would appreciate any help or advice readers can offer on inexpensive but clean, and hopefully even friendly, hotels or bed & breakfasts in the area close to the CUNY campus.

Oh, and if anyone fancies rustling up some dinner on the 8th or 9th of October do post a comment or drop me an email as I’d really love to meet up for a good meal and chat on what will otherwise be idle evenings on my lonesome.

Cybersoc by Robin Hamman
With over 13 years of professional experience in the digital and social media industry, and a client portfolio that includes some of the World's most recognisable brands and organisations, I've built a reputation internationally as a leading practitioner in the industry.


  • By John Thompson / 19 Sep 2007 /

    I stayed at the Pod Hotel the last time I was in NY – I can recommend it –

  • By David Cohn / 20 Sep 2007 /

    Looking forward to seeing you at the Network Journalism Summit.

  • By Jeof / 21 Sep 2007 /

    Ah John beat me to it. I was also gonna recommend The Pod Hotel (formerly the Pickwick Arms). Rooms start at $99/night for singles with a shared bathroom (but a screen showing you availability), and all rooms have an iPod dock & flatscreen TV. Plus the layouts are kinda cool.

About Robin Hamman

I've been helping some of the World's most widely recognised brands and organisations devise and implement strategic digital and social media programmes since 1999.

I'm currently the EMEA Digital Network Lead at Fleishman Hillard. I've previously held a variety of roles including Managing Director of Dachis Group Europe, Director of Digital at Edelman, Head of Social Media at Headshift, Acting Editor of the BBC Blogs and Executive Producer at ITV.

In addition to my day job, I help my wife run an online retail business selling wool blankets - if you're feeling chilly, check out

I hold a BA in Education, MA in Sociology, MPhil in Communication Studies and a PgDip in Law. I've also been a Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford University Law School and a Visiting Fellow of Journalism at City University, London.

Why In 1995, I tried to register, for the purposes of researching "ordinary users", the username Cybersociologist on AOL. They truncated my name and I stuck with it....

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