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"The Future of Newspapers and Quality Journalism in the Internet Age," featuring Richard Levine '62, former WSJ correspondent and DJC electronic publishing executive, and current president of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc.

June 11, 2008 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
The Cornell Club of New York 6 East 44th Street New York, NY 10017

 “The Future of Newspapers and Quality Journalism in the Internet Age,” featuring Richard Levine ’62, former Wall Street Journal correspondent and Dow Jones & Company electronic publishing executive, and current president of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc.

 With the Web taking readers, circulation and advertising from the nation’s newspapers, the future of print publishing is one of the biggest business stories today. In 2007 we saw the buyout of Tribune Company by real-estate magnate Sam Zell, the sale of Dow Jones to News Corp., and the repositioning of The Washington Post as an education company. The questions raised by the assent of online publications, the financial problems facing the newspaper industry and the reshaping of the news business are critical in a democratic society dependent on the flow of reliable news and information. They include:

  • What is the future of newspaper publishing?
     
  • Who will foot the bill for professional journalists and quality journalism in the future?
     
  • What is the new business model that will support journalism tomorrow?
     
  • How do blogging and citizen journalism relate to professional reporting and editing?
     
  • Where are the career opportunities in the new media landscape?
     

About Our Speaker
Dick Levine's five decades in journalism and publishing started at The Cornell Daily Sun, where he was sports editor and managing editor. He then went to the New York Times and then to Dow Jones, where he has been for more than 40 years.He has served as a correspondent and columnist for The Wall Street Journal; a pioneering electronic publishing executive who developed The Wall Street Journal Online and the predecessor to Factiva; executive editor of Dow Jones Newswires; vice president of Dow Jones for news; and a member of the company’s management committee. Today, he is president of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, a foundation that promotes careers in print and online journalism. 

June 11, 2008
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

6:30 PM Hors d'oeuvre Reception/Cash Bar/Networking
7:30 PM Speaker/Q&A/Open Mike
8:30 PM Dessert/Coffee/Networking

Cost: $35 per person includes Hors d'oeuvres, Dessert, Coffee/Tea

Location:
The Cornell Club - New York
6 East 44th Street ~ 212.986.0300

Parking: Central Parking located at 100 W 44th Street, 6th and Broadway for a charge of $22 with Cornell Club Validation or Valet Parking for a fee of $40 for 24hrs.

Event Contact: Steve Meza ~ sgm56@cornell.edu ~ 607.254.8713

This event produced in partnership with the Cornell Metro Regional Office