Commonwealth National Podcast

News 2.0: Predicting the Future of Media (8/19/09)

John Raess, Bureau Chief, Northern California, The Associated Press
Lisa Stone, Co-founder, BlogHer
Louis Freedberg, Director, California Watch
Quentin Hardy, Manager, Silicon Valley Bureau, Forbes
Kevin Yen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, YouTube
Owen Thomas, Online Editorial Director, NBC Bay Area
Sam Whitmore, Founder, Sam Whitmore’s Media Survey - Moderator

As traditional media strive to assert their place in the new media conversation and maintain a position of influence, they’re struggling to reinvent their business and distribution models to keep pace with today’s “instant communication” channels. Will traditional media succeed in maintaining relevance amid the chaos of the new-media revolution? And what will emerge in the new-media 2.0 model? Leading visionaries from both sides of the media spectrum – traditional and new – will debate the future of the media industry and discuss who will impact, influence and own the news cycle in the evolving Media 2.0 landscape.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on August 19, 2009.

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