America's newspaper crisis subject of PRIOR conference, May 1
Audience:Open to the Public, Registration Required
The Woodrow Wilson School's Policy Research Institute for the Region (PRIOR) will host a conference titled "The Newspaper Crisis," on Friday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Newspaper closures, lay-offs, and decreased circulation have resulted in less news coverage and diminished transparency. What does that mean to the public and how does that affect the democratic process? Alternative forms of journalism are an increasing source of news information. How are these alternative models structured and how are they funded? Through panel discussions, the conference will address these and other issues currently facing the newspaper industry.
Participants in the first panel will address the decline of the local newspaper industry, particularly the decreased coverage of the NJ Statehouse. Panelists will examine the dimensions of the crisis in the region, the changes in local journalism, and how those changes impact urban policy.
A second panel will discuss the emerging on-line news services, alternative funding for newspapers through non-profits or philanthropy, and the changing face of news in light of the diminished number of traditional newspapers and the increased use of the Internet as a source of information.
Paul Starr, the Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Affairs and Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, will deliver the opening address.
Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
You may contact Georgette Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.