Can the News be Saved? The Shifting Model for Journalism

The appetite for journalism is stronger than ever, but the way we get our news is changing rapidly. The Internet offers us a flood of information and opinion, while crucial stories go underreported and traditional media continues to shrink. New non-profit journalism ventures have helped fill the gap, but are they the answer? How do they fit with the evolving media landscape?

On October 1, 2012 the Food & Environment Reporting Network’s Editor-in-Chief Sam Fromartz will be participating in a panel in New York City on the ways in which journalism is evolving. Moderated by WNYC’s Leonard Lopate, the panel will also feature Stephen Engleberg, the Managing Editor of ProPublica, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalism non-profit, and Felix Salmon, who is the finance blogger at Reuters and has written extensively on the future business and economics of news media.

Where: Tompkin’s Square Library (331 East 10th Street, Near Avenue B)

When: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., October 1, 2012

Please rsvp to Paula (at)

About Paula Crossfield

Paula is the Managing Editor and a Founding Director of the Food & Environment Reporting Network. She is a founding editor of Civil Eats, a site with over 40 contributors covering sustainability and food. Her reporting has been featured in The Nation, Gastronomica, Index Magazine, The New York Times online and more, and she has been a contributing producer at The Leonard Lopate Show on New York Public Radio. An avid cook and gardener, she currently lives in Oakland.
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