What Has Happened to Journalism?

  • 19 Oct 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • UICA, 2 West Fulton Grand Rapids, MI 49503


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What Has Happened to Journalism?

Location: The new UICA Theater

Networking Time: 5:30pm
Panel Discussion: 6:15pm
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People are starting to notice...

...that with the proliferation and velocity of digital communications, coupled with outdated business models, journalism (and journalists) are suffering for it. News organizations have even "ditched" seasoned reporters in favor of hiring very green journalists due to pressure to save money, and a belief that the younger journo's "get it".

But are today's journalists gathering news? Or are they left processing and repackaging what's already out there? We're seeing an absence of fact-checking, a rise in "citizen journalism", and many times; a rush to entertain, generate click throughs counts, and optimize headlines, instead of inform the public.

Featured Panelists

  • SPECIAL GUEST: Tim Mak - Politico
  • Stanton Tang - News and Information Director, WZZM TV-13
  • Laurie Cirrivelo - Executive Director, Grand Rapids Community Media Center
Moderated by
  • Bob Taylor, Founder, Social Wave & Rober James Marketing

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