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2/18 RIP NYT?

Posted by novoscene on February 18, 2009

Is the media dead? Is journalism going the way of the dodo? And if so, who do we blame? Those damned bloggers? Lazy journalists? A TV addicted public?

The media’s not dead. Journalism is going to be around for a long time. And the need for news isn’t going away anytime soon, even though bloated print news orgs are breathing heavier than a 500 pound couch potato doing wind sprints.

The big question is what form will journalism take in the next few years. Projects like Spot.us, Daily Kos and even your humble Oakbook, offer some ideas-smaller niche publications, community funded reporting and solo journalists are all proving that people still need the news.

But do they still need the big news organizations? That’s what New York Times editor Gerald Marzorati and UC Berkeley journalism prof. Mark Danner will be trying to figure out tonight. Will the old grey lady get a face lift or get knocked off the block by a younger, fitter model?

Will the New York Times Survive? A Dialogue on the Future of Journalism
6:30-8:30 pm
Sibley Auditorium
210 Bechtel Engineering Center, University of California, Berkeley

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