The Future of News: Print News: Can It Survive?

October 17, 2009

Guests: Tina Brown and Ken Paulson

By Newseum staff
"We're seeing a tremendous reduction and interest in … the news magazines which … I suspect … may not be around five years from now."
— Tina Brown

"Using the term "print" is a kind of red herring, because it really doesn't matter how many trees you cut down to produce these products. What matters is, will there be professional journalists that currently work for print publications whose work will still be visible and available? That's the real threat to journalism."
— Ken Paulson

Program Summary

Is the Internet and social networking killing print news? Daily Beast founder Tina Brown and Ken Paulson, president of the Newseum, discuss the death of the advertising model that has supported journalism and whether it will be replaced by paid online content.

About Tina Brown

Tina Brown is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Web-based publication The Daily Beast. She is the former editor of Vanity Fair magazine and became the first female editor of The New Yorker magazine in 1992. Her 2007 biography of Princess Diana, "The Diana Chronicles," was a New York Times best-seller.

About Ken Paulson

Ken Paulson is president and chief operating officer of the Freedom Forum, Newseum and Diversity Institute. A journalist and a lawyer, he is the former editor and senior vice president for news at USA Today and USA, and is the former executive director of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

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