Collaboration in Civic Spheres

Don’t Miss “Revenue Models In A Changing Media Landscape” – A City Club Of Seattle Event June 30

by Matt Rosenberg June 23rd, 2010

We’d like to call your attention to what promises to be a lively and important conversation sponsored by the City Club of Seattle, next Wednesday June 30, “Revenue Models in the Changing Media Landscape.” From the event and registration page:

Just over a year ago, Seattle’s long history as a two-paper town ended when the Seattle P-I became an online-only publication. The traditional media revenue model of selling advertising has produced a diminishing return and can no longer support most outlets. How is the marketplace shifting and what seems to be working the best? Some have opted to be online only, more global, hyper-local or topic-specific in focus. Some are for-profit with micro-pricing, while others are non-profit with listener, reader and grant support. What impact will paid news content have on readership and an informed citizenry? Is there one new model that all will eventually adopt, or does the future of media look more diffused and diverse than in times past? Join us for happy hour appetizers and drinks, and bring your own opinions and questions!

Panelists: Pat Balles, Seattle; Cory Bergman, Next Door Media; David Boardman, Seattle Times; David Brewster, Crosscut; Josh Feit, Publicola; Rita Hibbard, Investigate West; and Greg Huang, Xconomy. Moderator: Hanson Hosein, Director, UW Digital Media. Countywide Community Forums is serving as one of several co-presenters of the event. We’ll have a table staffed before and after the event with information on our program and our independent initiative, the government transparency project called Public Data Ferret.

Registration and location information here.

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