Walter Isaacson Set for Journalism Conference in D.C. Next Week

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By: E&P Staff

Two universities and the Committee of Concerned Journalists are teaming up next week to host a one-day conference that will focus on the future and sustainability of newspapers.

“From Gatekeeper to Information Valet: Work plans for Sustaining Journalism” is set for May 27 at the campus of George Washington University in Washington D.C. The principle organizer of the event is the Reynolds Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Walter Isaacson, CEO of The Aspen Institute (and author of Time article “How to Save Your Newspaper: A Modest Proposal) is expected to attend.

According to organizers, participants will exchange news and ideas about systems and services that are likely to sustain the value of independent journalism. In addition the Reynolds Institute will unveil details of the Journalism Trust Innovation Engine.

The daylong event is open to the public. Registration is $55. For more information about the event, go here.

*The press release for this event said that Steve Brill would be attending but he is not.

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