As part of the weeklong event celebrating Minnesota's role in First Amendment Law, Rodney A. Smolla, a First Amendment Scholar and president of Furman University, gave a keynote address showcasing the importance the free speech.
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Hacks & Hackers met up in Murphy Hall on Nov. 9, 2011 to hear Professor Seth Lewis from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication talk about his research and how reporters can use data in journalism.
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A panel of three media experts got together to discuss the future of the magazine. Media guru Kate Byrne, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine publisher Deborah Hopp and Utne editor-in-chief David Schimke discussed the implications of new media on the publishing world at the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism & Mass Communication.
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The New Economic Models for News conference on June 16, 2009, brought together media professionals, students, professors and business leaders to discuss new economic methods to support the struggling news industry. The conference included three panel discussions, a keynote address and three breakout sessions. Sponsored by the Minnesota Journalism Center and the Newspaper Guild. Read the conference summary (pdf).
Keynote Address This video covers keynote speaker David Shribman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He discusses the importance of the news industry and its future, offers interesting insight into the life of an editor, and provides hope for the next generation of journalists. Watch the video
Changing Regulatory Environment This video features a discussion between Bernard Lunzer of the Newspaper Guild and John Sturm of the Newspaper Association of America. They discuss the role that government, foundations, conglomerates and local ownership can play on journalism’s future, and how the changing regulatory environment affects journalists, stakeholders and the resulting product. Watch the video
New Ownership Models This discussion between Ted Venetoulis, Robert Lang and Jennifer Towery features ideas for new ownership models and their feasibility, benefits, restrictions and potential impact on the future of journalism. They look at a number of recent proposals, suggestions and criticisms to determine the most logical and beneficial models for a variety of news outlets while stressing the importance of local journalism and ownership. Watch the video
New Revenue Models This video features a discussion between Joel Kramer and Steve Yelvington about new revenue models. Kramer points to the MinnPost model and its advantages and disadvantages in the wider news world, while Yelvington looks at a variety of models and stresses the keys for a successful business. Both panelists have predictions about which models will and will not be successful in the future.Watch the video