The MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference has just wrapped up in Cambridge, Mass., and Michael Maness, who leads Knight’s Journalism and Media Innovation program, gave a closing presentation that highlighted key quotes and ideas that grabbed people’s attention over the duration of the event.

Ethan Zuckerman, director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, started off the presentation by introducing Maness. Below is a video of Maness’ talk, in which he discusses “moments of profundity” during the conference. (Knight-Mozilla’s Dan Sinker jokingly suggested that it might be more profound if Maness were to come out on stage in a lobster costume.)

Some key takeaways include: how the fury of collecting data could be dismissing the story; the rise of trust networks; and data isn’t magical. Watch the video for more highlights from the conference.

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