Journalism faces an unprecedented existentialist crisis, due to the economy, new digital platforms, and dwindling advertising revenues. In collaboration with the Online News Association
and the UW Journalism
program, we hosted this forward-looking forum on potential future models of news.
The conversation was moderated by Hanson Hosein, a former Emmy Award-winning NBC journalist and now the director of the Master of Communication in Digital Media at the University of Washington.
David Domke, UW Journalism chair and Department of Communication Acting Chair hosted.
Hosein and Domke were joined by:
– Cory Bergman, MSNBC, expert on future of local media through LostRemote.com, MyBallard.com;
– John Cook, ex-PI reporter who has created TechFlash, the go-to source for the Puget Sound tech community;
– Monica Guzman, online reporter at Seattle P-I who has pioneered the effective use of social media tools to share her work;
– Cory Haik, Director of Content at seattletimes.com, who knows how to work through a disaster as NOLA.com managing editor during Katrina; and
– Ross Reynolds, host of Seattle NPR station KUOW’s “The Conversation” and a researcher on public radio as a viable business model.
Filmed by Matt Stringer, produced by Harry Hayward.