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Pulitzer Center Update September 10, 2008

Jon Sawyer speaks at University of Missouri Futures Forum, 9/11


New Models of Journalism Offer Promise for Future of Journalism

9:00-10:15 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 11
Neff Auditorium, 204 Neff Hall, University of Missouri

With: Jon Sawyer, Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting; Paul Steiger, President and Editor in Chief of ProPublica; Elizabeth Osder, Principal of Osder Group; Joel Kramer, CEO and Founding Editor of Minnpost; Margaret Wolf Freivogel, Founder and Editor of St. Louis Beacon; and Futures Forum moderator George Kennedy, Professor Emeritus at the Missouri School of Journalism

"In a time when independent reporting is under threat because traditional newsrooms are being stripped of resources, alternative sources of serious journalism are springing up across the country. Four journalistic entrepreneurs are leading the way in creating alternatives to the traditional broadcast or ink-on-paper news media. As the search continues for journalistic and business models that make sense for the 21st century, here are four possible -- and promising -- answers." (official event listing)

Read summary of event.

"Faith Values: Rays of hope for journalism," The Capital Times, Sept. 12, 2008 (cites Jon Sawyer)