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Brookings Live: Reinvigorating the media industry in the digital age

The Internet, social media innovations, and mobile devices have upended how we receive, consume, share, and interpret the news.  On the industry side, legacy news organizations have had great difficulty adapting to this new normal, resulting in waning profits, readership, and influence. As a result of this seismic change, important questions about the fate of the news business have emerged: How has the shift to online news changed the quality and quantity of news coverage? Which organizations have proven resilient in this difficult market environment and why? Has the creation of online-only media outlets been positive for the public good? Has state and local media coverage suffered more than national news? What should industry do to improve bottom lines without sacrificing quality?

On Tuesday, May 19, the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings will host an online discussion on the current challenges facing the media industry and workable ideas to enhance national and local news coverage in the digital age. Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne will be joined by experts to discuss ideas to increase readership, improve local and national news coverage, and bolster the media’s role as counterweight to powerful individuals and institutions.

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Brookings Live: Reinvigorating the media industry in the digital age

On Tuesday, May 19, the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings will host an online discussion on the current challenges facing the media industry and workable ideas to enhance national and local news coverage in the digital age.

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Anne MacKinnon

Consultant and Journalist; Adjunct Professor, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources - University of Wyoming

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Nathan Pippenger

Contributing Web Editor, Democracy Journal - Ph.D. student, Political Science Department, University of California, Berkeley

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