Posted by: Jon Fine on March 11, 2008
Tomorrow I am moderating a panel discussion for Digital Hollywood’s News York Media Summit. It’s titled “The Changing Face of News: The Power, The Influence and the Challenge of the Technologies.” On the panel: CNN President Jon Klein, Atlanta Journal Constitution editor Julia Wallace, former New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines, ABC News President David Westin and USA Today Executive Editor Kinsey Wilson.
A more detailed panel description is after the jump. I know, I know, I should have asked this question earlier. But if you were moderating the panel (or were sitting in the audience), what questions would you most want to ask?
Here's how the panel is described in the conference materials:
Every morning, the national conversation is started and disseminated by the editorial voices at the major news organizations across the globe. The tradition of great print and broadcast journalism remains at the core of our democracy – in fact – it could be argued that with the rise of “new media” distribution, more individuals have access to news than ever before. Nevertheless, with the growing power of broadband, mobile, IPTV, social networks, blogs and other non-traditional news sourcing, the role, the path of the future and the general understanding of how to structure a national news gathering and distribution organization is the ongoing question for our industry. The power and voice of news continues, but the role of our great institutions is in flux. In this session, we are pleased to bring together a group of leading voices in the news media industry.
The media, entertainment and marketing worlds continue to shapeshift on a near-daily basis, as new forms arise and old assumptions erode. Where is it all going? No one really knows. But on this blog BusinessWeek’s media writers Tom Lowry and Ron Grover promise to provide ample helpings of scoop, provocation, and sharp analysis as they track and annotate this constantly changing terrain.