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November 17, 2005

Wake Up Call Final Report Released

Are the news media in an irreversible decline? Can quality journalism be saved? Learn what top thinkers said at our San Antonio conference: A Wake Up Call: Can Quality and Trust Save Journalism?

See the opinions of high profile panelists, including Phil Meyer, Jay Rosen, Dan Gillmor, Neil Chase, Dori Maynard, Craig Newmark, Chris Nolan and many more.

Go now to the videos, photos, and final report itself at the Final Report page edited by Donica Mensing, Merlyn Oliver and me and designed by Alex Newman.

For an overview of the conference, click on the video below, shot and produced by David Gyimah, producer of the Batten Award winning View Magazine. It features Dan Gillmor, author of We the Media; Charles Lewis, founder of the Center for Public Integrity; Clyde Bentley, from MyMissourian, Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, Fabrice Forin, executive director of News Trust, and me predicting the future. Bentley says we have to offer flowers to the audiences who we slapped in the face.

Cole Campbell and I introduce the conference and I make a pitch for how our news audiences are just waiting to become a part of what journalists are doing. We just have to invite them to the party.

You can read Campbell's introduction or hear him below here:

Read my The Audience Can Save Quality Journalism, If Asked to Help or listen below:

Phil Meyer, author of the Vanishing Newspaper, is featured on the newspaper death spiral and other woeful tales.

A Wake Up Call is the centerpiece of a one-year Journalism and the Public: Restoring the Trust project developed in partnership with the Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication at Kennesaw State University and the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada-Reno in consultation with the PJNet and the AEJMC's Civic and Citizen Journalism and Community Journalism interest groups.

Posted by Leonard Witt at November 17, 2005 08:54 AM