Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights

Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights

New America Foundation
Monday, June 20, 2011
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Edited by Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard, the book brings together thirty-two incisive essays by leading thinkers and innovators on the future of journalism and what it means for our democracy.

Co-editor Pickard, a renown expert on the history and politics of media policy, will be discussing the predicaments faced by a declining news industry - and important next steps - with a lively panel of the book's contributors, including journalists, academics, authors, and activists. With the collapse of the Fourth Estate accelerated by troubled markets and converging technologies, understanding the underlying structural and financial failures is critical for news producers and consumers alike. Following the recent release of the Federal Communications Commission's Future of Media report, this discussion could not be more timely.

5:30 p.m. to 5:35 p.m. - Introduction
Tom Glaisyer
Knight Media Policy Fellow
New America Foundation

5:35 p.m. to 6:45 p.m - Speakers

Victor Pickard
Assistant Professor, New York University
Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation
Co-editor, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn Out the Lights

Craig Aaron
President & CEO
Free Press

Jessica Clark
Senior Fellow, Center for Social MediaKnight Media Policy Fellow, New America Foundation

Thomas Frank
Author, What's the Matter with Kansas?
Columnist, Harper's Magazine

Nikki Usher
Assistant Professor
George Washington University

6:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Audience Q&A
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reception

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