MIT COMMUNICATIONS FORUM
Why Newspapers Matter
Thursday, October 5, 5-7 pm, Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab
Jerome Armstrong (Crashing the Gate), Pablo Boczkowski (Digitizing the News), Danta
Chinni (Project for Excellence in Journalism), David Thorburn, (MIT)
Working journalists, media critics and digital visionaries discuss the ongoing transformation and apparent decline of American newspapers. Topics to be addressed: the aging of the newspaper reader, the emergence of citizens’ media and the blogosphere, the fate of local news and the local newspaper, news and information in the networked future.
This is the third in a series of forums that asks Will Newspapers Survive? Also in the
series: The Emergence of Citizens’ Media (Sept. 19), News, Information and the Wealth of Networks (Sept. 21).
Series co-sponsor: Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Forums are free and open to the public.
A reception in the lower atrium of the Media Lab follows the forum.