Transforming Journalism

George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs, in association with the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and The Newseum, hosted "Transforming Journalism: The State of the News Media 2010" on March 29, 2010.

The event featured panelists Tom Rosenstiel (Director, PEJ), Jim Brady (President, Digital Strategies, Allbritton Communications), Tina Brown (Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast), Susan Page (Washington Bureau Chief, USA Today), Charles Sennott (Exec. Editor, GlobalPost) and Mark Whitaker, (SVP and Washington Bureau Chief, NBC News). The panel was moderated by SMPA Director Frank Sesno.

The keynote speaker was Vivian Schiller (President & CEO, NPR).

Live Twitter reports featured quotes, such as:
Susan Page: "It's still 'legacy media" that is driving conversation in the country and traffic on the web." (80% of links on blogs come from traditional journalism sources such as The New York Times.)

Vivian Schiller, to students: "Don't let family, neighbors tell you to not go into journalism because there are no jobs. Students in this room will re-invent biz, make models and make $"
More info on the panel at GWU's SMPA is here.

The new Pew annual report on the health and status of American journalism (March 15, 2010) is here.

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