Today, at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan, a collection of smart thinkers will be convening to discuss “A Way Forward: Solving the Challenges of the News Frontier.” Sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (a CJR funder), the conference will consider such urgent and fundamental questions as the effects of new distribution models, the consequences of audience fragmentation, and the challenges and opportunities of journalism’s new emphasis on entrepreneurialism.
Some of the conference’s sessions will be live-streamed at the Paley Center Web site; I’ve clipped out the streamed sessions from the overall conference itinerary so you can follow along from home. Highly recommended.
8:45 am -10:00 am
The Hunt for the Newsroom of Tomorrow
The digital revolution has forever changed the way we get information and the rise of this new era has dealt a serious blow to traditional news outlets. What will the new business model be and what has to happen to secure the Fourth Estate’s place as one of the pillars of democracy?
Moderator: Andrew Heyward
Josh Cohen, Senior Business Product Manager, Google News
Marty Moe, Senior Vice President, AOL Media
Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Online, The Wall Street Journal
Eliot Pierce, Vice President, Advertising and Digital Strategy, Business Development and Ad Operations, The New York Times
10:15 am-11:00 am
Social Media and Journalism
Information sharing has never been so easy—but how can online networks play a role in news gathering and what can be done to ensure accuracy?
Robert Mackey, Blogger, The Lede, The New York Times
Max Robins, VP and Executive Director, Industry Programs, The Paley Center for Media
Rachel Sterne, CEO and Editor in Chief, GroundReport.com
11:15 am-12:30 pm
Real Tales from the Real World: Education of the Entrepreneurial Journalist
One increasingly important real world skill is an entrepreneurial spirit and drive that leads to new models for journalism. We talk with entrepreneurial journalists who have changed the rules for the profession.
Moderator: Jeff Jarvis, Buzzmachine.com; and Associate Professor of Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Rafat Ali, Editor/Publisher, ContentNext Media
Phil Balboni, President and CEO, Global Post.com
John Harris, Editor in Chief, Politico.com
Geneva Overholser, Director, School of Journalism, USC
John Thornton, Chairman, The Texas Tribune.org
1:30 pm-2:15 pm
The New World of International News
Neil Henry, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley
Kira Kay, Cofounder, Bureau for International Reporting
Kelly Golnoush Niknejad, Founder, Tehran Bureau
2:30 pm -3:45 pm
Reaching the Audience in a Fragmented Media Landscape
Gone are the days when the Brahmins of the industry dictate what the audience should know. What does the journalist of the 21st century have to know about listening to the crowd? And how can he or she break through the information overload to reach the public?
Moderator: Andrew Golis, Editor of Blogs, Yahoo!
Ted Anthony, Assistant Managing Editor, The Associated Press
Bill Adair, Founder, PolitiFact.com
Rachel Davis Mersey, Assistant Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
Amy S. Mitchell, Deputy Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism
Jack Wakshlag, Chief Research Officer, Turner Broadcasting System