Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Uncertain Future of Journalism

Last night, Bay Area journalists got together at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club for a panel discussion on the approaching death of newspapers and the uncertain future for news media and journalism at large.

The panel - which included Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein and UC Berkeley professor Lowell Bergman, along with founders of rising media outlets Spot.Us and Kachingle - debated a range of issues, including whether newsprint has actually gone to the grave, potential alternative models for financing the media, how reporters can best capitalize on the Twitter-speed flow of information, and the role of the public in so-called citizen journalism.

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