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Jill Abramson: This Is Now with Angie Coiro
February 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0$15 – $45
One of the news media’s most qualified voices examines critical information battlegrounds: old media vs. new, documented veracity vs. clickbait.
Jill Abramson follows four companies— The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE— over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment. The two venerable newspapers wrestle the challenge of an aging readership; the two upstarts confront a ballooning but fickle audience of millennials.
She profiles the defenders of the legacy presses and the larger-than-life characters behind the new speed-driven media competitors. Those players include Jeff Bezos and Marty Baron (The Washington Post), Arthur Sulzberger and Dean Baquet (The New York Times), Jonah Peretti (BuzzFeed), and Shane Smith (VICE) as well as their reporters and anxious readers.
What does all this portend for the discriminating news consumer? Join us for a This Is Now conversation featuring former Executive Editor of the New York Times and Harvard lecturer, Jill Abramson.