Funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Civic and Citizen Journalism and the Community Journalism Interest Groups and the Council of Affiliates.
In response to shrinking newsrooms, costly wire services and an emerging culture of collaboration and participatory media, regional news organizations around the country are starting to build innovative consortiums for sharing content on a statewide or regional basis. Participants see it as a win-win: Securing additional feet on the street, broader distribution of their content and less “me, too” duplication of reporting. How is the public served? And can the public participate?
Moderator: Jan Schaffer, Director, J-Lab, American University
Susan Goldberg, Editor, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
Anders Gyllenhaal, Senior Vice President/Executive Editor, The Miami Herald
Rex Smith, Vice President and Editor, The Times Union, Albany, N.Y.