April 14, 2009 – Hour 2

The economic crisis hit our already alling newspaper industry hard. Everywhere in America, newspapers are closing. 

Some feel that without competition and formal training for reporters, the quality of reporting diminishes. Others wonder if this might be an unusual opportunity to restructure the old system: a return to reporting’s populist roots with new technologies.

 As the impact of on investigative journalism and print availablity become evident, it’s time to consider the big-picture ramifications.

Today’s panel included:

  • Stephan Janis, Senior Reporter and Content Director for Investigative Voice, a new Baltimore-based website providing investigative journalism and former staff writer for the Baltimore Examiner.
  • Glen Ford, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report, also published in Black Commentator.