John Villasenor Professor of Electrical Engineering and Public Policy, UCLA
Torie Bosch Future Tense editor, Slate/New America Foundation
James Rainey Political Writer, Los Angeles Times
Dean Schaffer Producer, Allvoices
Russ Stanton Vice President of Content, Southern California Public Radio
The Internet and social networks have dramatically changed how news is acquired and delivered. Far more people than in the past are able participate in the newsgathering process. In addition, news consumers can also become news disseminators through the use of social networks to propagate links to timely stories. Consumer expectations regarding news have changed as well, with people often expecting nearly immediate information, particularly when there are breaking news events. Against this backdrop, traditional media organizations are working to identify business models that can allow them to maintain profitability while also maximizing audience in an increasingly cluttered news landscape. This panel of media leaders will discuss the extent to which models based on paid subscriptions are viable, and the policy issues that accompany an ecosystem in which full coverage news is accessible only to the segment of the population with the means to pay.
All Public Policy for Innovation in the Digital Age panels are free. Registration is Required. Seating will be first come, first served. Lunch will be served. Daily parking is $12. Pay-by-space parking is available also in Parking Structure SV.