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Making Media Work Webcast Today

Due to the inclement weather, New America Foundation is closed today and they are not able to host in-person attendees. The previously scheduled conference, "Making Media Work" will not be held. This event, however, is proceeding as scheduled in a webcast-only format. You can tune in on this page at 12:15 ET / 9:15 PT today.

Please join in the conversation via Twitter -- use the hashtags of #beyondecho and #mpinaf.

The economics of media have been turned upside down in recent years, and many organizations are still struggling to make sense of the new landscape. Authors Jessica Clark and Tracy Van Slyke focus on the rise of a new progressive media in their just-published book, Beyond the Echo Chamber, but their analyses and insights have implications for all corners of journalism.

Stories are increasingly developing through active reader engagement -- is this a viable business model, or a passing curiosity? What are the measures of success for media in the future? Where are the opportunities for innovative newcomers? And what are the lessons or cautionary tales for traditional media organizations?

Please join New America Foundations for a wide-ranging discussion on these questions and more, presented by New America's Media Policy Initiative.



Featured Speakers

Tracy Van Slyke
Project Director, The Media Consortium
Author, Beyond the Echo Chamber


Jessica Clark
Director, "Future of Public Media Project"
Center for Social Media, American University
Author, Beyond the Echo Chamber


Terrrence Samuel
Communications Director, Green for All
Formerly Deputy Editor, The Root
Editorial Director, AOL BLACK VOICES (2005-2007)
Chief Congressional Correspondent, U.S. News & World Report (2000-2005 )
Washington Correspondent, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1997-2000)
National Correspondent New York Bureau Chief, Philadelphia Inquirer (1988-1997)


Tom Glaisyer
Knight Media Policy Fellow
New America Foundation