The Hammer Museum is having a free panel discussion this evening called “Stop the Presses: What is the Future of Newspapers?” moderated by Ian Masters of KPFK. From the Hammer website:
As the mainstream press continues to downsize and alternative media grow, many are pronouncing newspapers dead and the Internet and blogosphere the new information sources. Geneva Overholser, director of the School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, and Jane Hamsher, founder of Firedoglake.com, discuss the survival of old media outlets in an era when readers, listeners, and viewers can find their own news sources online. Overhosler was editor of The Des Moines Register from 1988 to 1995, where she led the paper to a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Jane Hamsher is the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced films such as Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight.
We’re hoping it will be an uplifting and inspiring event. More info here.
Newspaper of the future by Mayo Nissen.