Sessions Information

  • January 9, 2010
    3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Melrose
    Floor: Third Floor

    For years, big-city newspapers were the anchors of the mass media world. Today, they're on the verge of collapse.  The Rocky Mountain News is gone; the Seattle Post-Intelligencer is almost surely gone (or switching to online-only publication) as well; the San Francisco Chronicle, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Miami Herald, the Detroit News, the Boston Globe may be next.  The old broadcast TV powerhouses have lost their dominant position as the video marketplace continues to fragment. What are the costs of losing the old media dinosaurs?  Is this a permanent shift, reflecting new economic realities in the age of the Internet? How will journalism be different if Internet-based actors -- folks outside what they derisively refer to as the "mainstream media" -- come to play a dominant role in generating the news?  What do we want as our future, and how do we get there?


    Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.

Session Speakers
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School

Yale Law School

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

University of Iowa College of Law

Rutgers Law School

Wayne State University Law School

Session Fees
  • 6450 Mass Communication Law: $0.00