Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Panel dwells on the future of Chicago's journalism

On Sunday Chicago Public Radio hosted a townhall to discuss the future of Chicago's journalism. Ken Davis, a former director of Chicago Municipal Television, moderated.

The rather large panel, comprising journalists recovering, recovered, and recovery-proof, indulged citizen and civic reporting as expected.

Find the podcast here.

Chi-Town Daily News editor Geoff Dougherty, who was a panelist, pitched "a $2 million online news organization [which] could replace the local-news reporting function of a Sun-Times or Chicago Tribune." Read his provocative post here.

Barbara Iverson, who teaches at Columbia College Chicago, was also a panelist. She has promised to share an account of the event for this blog in the next few days. Watch this space!

Update: See Ms. Iverson's dispatch here, "Give away what's abundant... charge for what is scarce"

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