Monday, October 1, 2012

Let's discuss Oct 17: Can Hyper-local Save Journalism?

Heads up Medill students: This in from Association for Women Journalists-Chicago...

More and more media outlets are focusing on local journalism these days in hopes of competing in the increasingly crowded, 24/7 media market.

But with the high-profile fallout over Journatic and the lay-offs at TribLocal, is hyper-local really the answer? Who’s doing it wrong and who’s doing it right? And are there any jobs in this?

A panel of experts will help sort through the myths, the promise and the financial future of local reporting at:

Hyper-local: Money, truth and future-- Really?

The event is presented by the Association of Women Journalists-Chicago.

When: Oct. 17 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan, 1st floor, Room--ACC 101.

Exploring the many facets of hyper-local will be
Andrew Huff, Editor/Publisher Gapers Block;
Kyle Leonard, Editor, Chicago Tribune/Triblocal;
Sherry Skalko, Editorial Director, Central Zone at Patch;
Bill Smith, Publisher, Evanston Now
and AWJ member and moderator Elaine Coorens, Editor/Publisher, Our Urban Times.

Space is limited, so sign up today. Admission is FREE for AWJ members, as well as Columbia College students and staff. $10 for non-members.

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