"Public Accountability After the Age of Newspapers," is the title of a Ford Hall Forum event set for Thurs., Oct. 1 in Boston featuring Martin Baron, editor, The Boston Globe; Paul Starr, co-editor, The American Prospect and Dan Kennedy, Northeastern University media blogger.
It's free and open to the public from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Moot Court Room at Suffolk University, 120 Tremont Street. The event may als0 be streamed live on the web (see below).
Here's the advanced information about it via Alex Minier, of Ford Hall Forum:
"As major metropolitan newspapers around the country struggle to make ends meet, some see dark days ahead for our civic life. Are we headed for a new era of corruption on Beacon Hill and in Washington, DC as the power of print journalism declines? Or, will social media outlets like Twitter, Blogger, and YouTube empower citizens to watch elected officials closer than ever?
"Paul Starr, Professor of Communications and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Co-editor of The American Prospect, joins Martin Baron, Editor of The Boston Globe, and Dan Kennedy, Assistant Professor at the Northeastern University School of Journalism and nationally recognized media critic, will discuss the future of journalism and how the changing news landscape will impact us all."
Alex Minier writes on Sept. 29: "We're going to try to stream live here: (http://www.fordhallforum.org/uncategorized/live-streaming) . . . "It will be something of an experiment for us, but hopefully is will allow some people to access the program, and generate some online discussion."
For more information on the Ford Hall Forum, contact Alex Minier, 617-557-2007, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fordhallforum.org. Media contact:
Mary Curtin, 617-241-9664, 617-470-5867 (cell), email@example.com