Phillip Smith

Death and Life of American Journalism: Conversation, Wednesday, February 3, NYC

Following up on the reading list posted earlier this week, I just received this note from The Nation:

The Death and Life of American Journalism
A Conversation, Wednesday, February 3, NYC

Everyone agrees that a free society requires a free press. But a free press without the resources to compensate those who gather and analyze information, and to distribute that information widely and in an easily accessible form, is like a seed without water or sunlight. So how do we save journalism?

In their celebrated new book, The Death and Life of American Journalism, John Nichols and Robert McChesney make the patriotic case for government action. In a special forum, Nichols and McChesney will discuss and debate the most hopeful remedies for the malaise of the media with media experts David Carr of the New York Times and Pamela Newkirk of the New York University Journalism School in a conversation moderated by GRIT TV's Laura Flanders. Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel will perform the introduction. The panel will be followed by a book-signing by Nichols and McChesney.

This free event takes place on Wednesday, February 3, at 7:00 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan. Staged by The Nation. Co-sponsored by Free Press, the New York Socirty for Ethical Culture and Nation Books.

Very sad to be missing this one. Hopefully you can make it! Here's the PDF event information (TheDeathJournalismFinal.pdf) -- spread the word.

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