PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, July 24, 2009
1:00 – 1:30
1:30 - 2:00
New Business Model for Newspapers
The newspaper industry has been bleeding advertising revenue for sometime and, increasingly, shop talk says the best hope might be charity. The New York Times has begun considering funding investigative journalism projects with donations from non-profit groups like ProPublica, a model that would promote reader-driven reporting. Are mainstream newspapers going the NPR-route? And does it raise conflicts of interest?
Paul Steiger, ProPublica
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Rick Edmonds, Poynter Institute
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2:00 – 2:30
Joel Achenback, writer for National Geographic Magazine. His article When Yellowstone Explodes appears in the August 2009 issue.
Additional guests: TBD
2:30 – 2:50
Theater Critics Roundtable
From "Spamalot," to "Little Shop of Horrors," "The Wasps," and yes, "Octomom the Musical," the theater critics join Patt for a roundtable of the summer season's pickings. What's hot, what's not, and what's outdoors and FREE? Tune in for theater on any budget.
Steven Leigh Morris, critic-at-large, LA Weekly
Wenzel Jones, critic for Frontiers Magazine
Dany Margolies, critic with Back Stage
2:50 – 3:00
Alternative Theater in
Rita D’Albert, producer at Lucha VaVoom. She has been making alternative theater for a decade. She is also an actor, dancer, and former guitarist with the all-female rock band The Pandoras.