The Future of News: Panel Discussion – Dec. 2, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM – The Future of News: A Panel Discussion

Daily newspaper circulation figures are dropping, major market newspaper are in bankruptcy, top business magazines are reducing page counts and printing less frequently.  At the same time, the consolidation of radio stations continues unabated and Network TV is losing viewers in droves to cable television. The media environment is undergoing a transformation the likes of which haven’t been witnessed since the dawn of television. Does this represent the growing influence of the Internet as a source for news?  Or is this a paradigm shift in news itself?

“This discussion will give a unique perspective into the paradigm shifts that is currently underway at news organizations,” said Tony DeFazio, president, IABC Philadelphia. He continued, “This event will allow attendees to hear first-hand from journalists in their respective news outlets about these changes and how it affects their communication efforts.”

DeFazio will moderate the panel discussion with leading local and national figures in traditional and new media journalism including:

  • Jim Donovan, Consumer Reporter, CBS 3/CW 57 Philadelphia
  • Michael Sokolove, author and contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine
  • Amy Z. Quinn, independent journalist and blogger at
  • Bernard Dagenais, editor for Philadelphia Business Journal
  • Brad Segall, Suburban Bureau chief, KYW Newsradio 1060

“The Future of News” will explore the following issues:

  • The consequences of shrinking newsrooms on news gathering
  • The impact of blogs on main stream news reporting
  • The benefits of convergence of online and traditional media
  • Why the proliferation of media creates a seller’s market for information
  • The rise of citizen journalists and implications for modern news
  • What online tools get the attention of this “new media”
  • How the influence of the Internet Generation will affect the media environment

Where: The Hub Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street (next to 30th Station)

When: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


IABC Members – $30.00
Non-Members – $40.00
Students – $10.00


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