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With Esfand Pourmand (SVP Revenue, Hearst), Jim Schachter (VP News, WNYC), Jennifer Choi (Dir. Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY).
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 05:00 PM   Absolutely Free
Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia Journalism School, 2950 Broadway

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Local News After AnalogWednesday, October 105:00pm - 6:00pmColumbia Journalism School

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TheTow Center for Digital Journalismat Columbia Journalism School,is pleased to present the report launch ofDigital Adaptation in Local news, a research project led by Tow fellow Jesse Holcomb.

A quarter century after the birth of the World Wide Web, local news in the United States still struggles to fully inhabit the medium. But as digital platforms replace legacy ones, publishers will have to adapt. New research on the digital footprint of more than 2,000 local news outlets provides an early marker for where the industry stands today, & signposts for where it is headed.

Following the report launch, a panel of practitioners & experts will discuss what local news engagement looks like in a world where print & even broadcast are increasingly marginal.

Confirmed panelists:
Esfand Pourmand, Senior Vice President, Revenue at Hearst
Jim Schachter, Vice President for News, WNYC
Jennifer Choi, Director of Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, CUNY

Jesse Holcombteaches journalism, digital media & communication at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Prior to this, Holcomb was an associate director of research at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. For 10 years at the Center, he designed & execute a broad research agenda around journalism, technology & civic life. Holcomb is co-author of nineState of the News Mediareports, studies onmisinformation,local news & civic engagement,news habits on social platforms,journalists & digital security, & many more. A frequent collaborator, he is currently working with the Institute for Nonprofit News & the Montclair State University's Center for Cooperative Media on applied journalism research projects. Holcomb is widely quoted in national & international media, including the New York Times, NPR & BBC, & speaks publicly about his work to audiences in the U.S. & abroad. He holds a masters degree from George Washington University's School of Media & Public Affairs & has held writing & editorial roles at Sojourners magazine & the Public Interest Network.

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