Feb 15, 2009

No News is Bad News: be heard!

(Facebook event link)

On February 26, 2009, King County community members will gather in the Bertha Landes room at Seattle City Hall to discuss the state of the news industry and the future of journalism. The event, titled "No News is Bad News: Seattle As a No-Newspaper Town?" was conceived and planned by a group of local bloggers, journalists, and news readers.

The event is free and open to everyone. Registration is currently open online with two hundred seats available:


No News is Bad News will feature a panel of speakers, but the focus of the event is on listening to feedback from the community. Attendees should arrive expecting to be part of a discussion where they can share their concerns and comments. Following the event, a summary of the proceedings will be published online and shared with the community.

With newspapers beginning to fail as a result of both the internet and the current recession, bringing the state of news to the forefront of the community conversation is more important than ever.

The panel features such prominent thinkers as Jay Rosen, professor of journalism at New York University, Kathy Gill from About.com and the University of Washington, sports columnist Art Thiel from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Cory Haik, director of content for seattletimes.com.

For more information about the event, visit http://www.nonewsisbadnews.org, or contact Dylan Wilbanks at wnalyd@gmail.com.

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