November 24th, 2009
FTC Announces Agenda and Speakers for Upcoming Workshop: “From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?”
By Hilary Fosdal
Thinking about attending the FTC workshop on the future of journalism in the Internet age?
Here is the beginning of the FTC’s press release:
Consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet for news and information. Advertisers are moving ads to online sites and scaling back on ad buys as a result of the recession, and news organizations are struggling with large debts that were acquired during better times. As a result, some are questioning how journalism will evolve in the future.
The workshop will consider a wide range of issues, including: the economics of journalism in print and online; the wide variety of new business and non-profit models for journalism online; factors relevant to the new economic realities for news organizations, such as behavioral and other targeted online advertising, online news aggregators, and bloggers; and the ways in which the costs of journalism could be reduced without reducing quality. Read more…
- Read the Public Comments
- Read SPJ’s Digital Media Committee comments
- Read SPJ’s Northern California Chapter comments