It’s hard to believe that the World Wide Web has been around for a quarter century. Many industries have been impacted in the 25 years since the birth of the Web, and the media industry is surely no exception.
On July 29 I took a trip to the Ford Center for Poynter’s “Journalism and the Web@25” event. The audience, which was packed with media and communications professionals in all stages of their career, listened intently as an all-star panel of journalists provided their insight into the past, present and future of media.
The panel, which was moderated by the president of Poynter, Tim Franklin, consisted of:
- Rob King: ESPN‘s senior vice president, SportsCenter and News
- Brian Stelter: host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” and the senior media correspondent for CNN
- Melissa Bell: co-founder of Vox.com
- Kathleen Carroll: executive editor and senior vice president of The Associated Press
- Jeff Jarvis: founder of media and news blog BuzzMachine.com and professor and director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNYs Graduate School of Journalism
Sam Kirkland, Poynter's digital media fellow, provided an in-depth look into the topics discussed during Wednesday’s lively discussion. You can read Kirkland’s full recap as well as watch a replay of the discussion here: 8 digital media lessons from Poynter’s ‘Journalism and the Web@25’ panel.
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