Newspapers' future panel
If you're in the Chicago area, I just got this notice in on what sounds like a panel I'd like to attend
Thursday, June 12, 6 p.m., MayerPlatt LLP, 71 S. Wacker Dr., 33rd Floor. "Deadline: Will NewspapersSurvive?" is the topic of a panel that hits too close to home. Join award-winning Chicago-area journalists in a candid discussion about whether newspapers cansurvive in the Internet age, with circulation falling and advertising shrinking at almost every big paper in America. While it is difficult to imagine life without newspapers, the bottom line rules. The panel will confront head-on the question of whether print news is the horse-and-buggy of the 21st century communications world. Panelists include Chicago Sun-Times columnist MarkBrown, Chicago Tribune AME/innovations Bill Adee, Ebony/Jet columnist Monroe Anderson, Chicago Tribune assistant editor Cindy Dampier, Hinsdalean publisher/co-owner Jim Slonoff, Sun-Times editorialpage editor Tom McNamee, Daily Herald innovations director Eileen Brown and moderator Dirk Johnson, an NIU journalism professor whohas worked as a bureau chief for the New York Times and Newsweek. To attend, you must e-mail by June 10 (for security reasons) to Headline Club Executive Director Kathy Catrambone at email@example.com. Guests are invited to gather afterward at the Billy Goat Tavern & Grille, 430 N. Michigan Av., on the lower level, where the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association will provide complimentary beer, wine and soda pop.
If it's like the rest of Chicago journalism, should be no holds barred.