Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in Create Account

Local News in the Digital Age (MIT Communications Forum)

This Communications Forum event was held on September 22, 2011, in Bartos Theater at the MIT Media Lab

Is local news a casualty of the digital age? A recent report from the Federal Communications Commission suggests that although the broad media landscape is more vibrant than ever, many state and local communities face a shortage of professional reporting, undermining journalism's watchdog role at the local level. This Forum assesses the state of local journalism, paying special attention to the changing environment for news in New England.

Our speakers, drawn from traditional as well as online media, include Callie Crossley, host of her own talk show on WGBH; David Dahl, who oversees local news initiatives for the Boston Globe; and Adam Gaffin of the online news site Universal Hub. Dan Kennedy, a media analyst who teaches at Northeastern University, moderates the discussion.

Read more about the event at http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/forums/local_news_digital_age.html#summary

Podcast available at http://cms.mit.edu/news/2011/09/podcast_communications_forum_l.php#more

Audiostream available here

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Created
October 04, 2011 17:18
Category
Tags
License
Public Domain (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
18990 times

More from MIT Communications Forum

A Conversation with Nate Silver (MIT Communications Forum)

A Conversation with Nate Silver (MI...

Added over 2 years ago | 01:59:08 | 3034 views

The Future of the Post Office (MIT Communications Forum)

The Future of the Post Office (MIT ...

Added over 3 years ago | 01:56:18 | 7179 views

What's New at the Media Lab? (MIT Communications Forum)

What's New at the Media Lab? (MIT C...

Added over 3 years ago | 01:53:00 | 6436 views

Jeff VanderMeer

Jeff VanderMeer

Added 4 months ago | 01:31:41 | 408 views

Online Annotation and the Future of Reading

Online Annotation and the Future of...

Added over 1 year ago | 01:58:10 | 1241 views

The Impact of New Media on the Election (MIT Communication Forum)

The Impact of New Media on the Elec...

Added over 3 years ago | 01:55:00 | 9481 views