Panelists Jeff Jarvis (Buzzmachine), Carolyn McCall (Guardian), Michael Arrington (TechCrunch), and Tyler Brule (Monocle) discuss the evolving world of online publication, debating whether or not print media can survive in this era of digital media.
J. Michael Arrington
J. Michael Arrington is an entrepreneur and the founder and co-editor of TechCrunch, a blog covering Silicon Valley technology start-ups and the wider technology field in the USA and abroad.
Wired and Forbes have named Arrington one of the most powerful people on the Internet. In 2008, he was selected by TIME Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world.
Born in Canada and based in the UK for the past 18 years, Tyler Brule began his career as a reporter for the BBC before turning to print journalism. In 1996, he launched Wallpaper* magazine, which became an instant publishing success and award-winning international phenomenon.
In May 2002, Brule sold his stake in Wallpaper* to focus on his design & advertising agency, Winkreative, which he established in 1998.
Since 2003, Brule has continued his editorial endeavours, creating two television series for BBC Four, The Desk and Counter Culture. Brule has a regular column for the International Herald Tribune and also contributes to the New York Times Magazine.
In February last year, Brule launched Monocle magazine, a monthly magazine delivering original coverage in global affairs, business, culture and design.
Jeff Jarvis, a national leader in the development of online news, blogging, the investigation of new business models for news, and the teaching of entrepreneurial journalism, writes an influential blog, Buzzmachine.com. He is author of the books What Would Google Do?and Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live as well as the e-book Gutenberg the Geek. He has also consulted for media companies including the Guardian, Digital First Media, Postmedia, Sky.com, Burda, Advance Publications, and The New York Times company at About.com. Prior to coming to CUNY, Jarvis was president of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications, which includes Condé Nast magazines and newspapers across America. He was the creator and founding managing editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine and has worked as a columnist, associate publisher, editor, and writer for a number of publications, including TV Guide, People, the San Francisco Examiner, the Chicago Tribune, and the New York Daily News. His freelance articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country, including the Guardian, The New York Times, theNew York Post, The Nation, Rolling Stone, and BusinessWeek. Jarvis holds a B.S.J. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He was named one of the 100 most influential media leaders by the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Carolyn McCall is Chief Executive of Guardian Media Group plc, which comprises: Guardian News & Media: the Guardian and Observer newspapers and the guardian.co.uk website. GMG Regional Media: the Manchester Evening News and its website.
Jochen Wegner is editor-in-chief of Focus Online, one of the most widely read German-language news sites with 3 million readers.
Before that Wegner was deputy science editor of Focus News Magazine. He regularly published cover stories about online media, high tech and research.
Journalist Jeff Jarvis predicts journalism will continue to transform from an in-house product of mainstream media to a hyper local network of reporters, who perform the tasks of creating, gathering and disseminating news.
Publication usually issued daily, weekly, or at other regular times that provides news, views, features, and other information of public interest and often carries advertising. Forerunners of the modern newspaper appeared as early as ancient Rome (seeActa). More or less regular papers printed from movable type appeared in Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands in the early 17th century. The first English daily was The Daily Courant (170235). Though preceded by official papers, James Franklin's New-England Courant (1721) was the first independent newspaper in Britain's North American colonies. By 1800 the principles of a free press and a basic formula for both serious and popular papers were taking root in much of Europe and the U.S. In the 19th century the number of U.S. papers and their circulations rose dramatically, owing to wider literacy, broadening appeal, lower prices, and technological advances in typesetting, printing, communications, and transport. By late in the century, newspapers had achieved great power. Competition for readers often led to sensationalism and, in the 20th century, gave rise to the so-called tabloids (seeyellow journalism). Since 1900 newspaper publishing worldwide has expanded greatly; in large countries it has experienced consolidation driven by media conglomerates or through the acquisitions of smaller papers by larger ones.