Are there alternative business models for producing quality journalism?
Paul Steiger, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of ProPublica, the non-profit investigative newsroom that just won a Pulitzer Prize in the United States, has joined the programme of the World Editors Forum, to be held in Beirut, Lebanon, from 7 to 10 June next.
Mr Steiger, the former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, created ProPublica as an independent, non-profit newsroom to produce journalism in the public interest.
Mr Steiger will make the keynote speech in a session on new ways to finance quality journalism that will also feature John Yemma, Editor-in-chief of the Christian Science Monitor, Olav Bergo, Editorial Advisor for A-Pressen in Norway, and David Cohn, Founder of Spot.us and a Knight News Challenge winner in the United States.
Full details of the 17th World Editors Forum programme can be found at: http://www.wanlebanon2010.com/articles.php?id=114
Apart from this panel, our main professional sessions will be:
– Multimedia newsrooms vs. pure online players: which model is the most sustainable?
– How to break away from the ‘he said yesterday’ journalism?
– Why (some) newspapers are unsubscribing to news agencies
– What’s next for new media training?
– Our news and Google News: how can we cooperate?
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(Source: World Editors Forum)