The Future Of Journalism – What’s The Impact Of Billionaires Buying Papers?

Amazon's Jeff BezosAugust 9, 2013 – Segment 1

We talk to a panel of esteemed journalists who discuss the future of journalism and newspapers, especially in light of the fact that billionaires are buying up many of the major newspapers. Our guests are:

  • Karen Houppert, author of Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People’s Justice and assistant professor at Morgan State University;
  • Dr. Robert W. McChesney, Gutsgell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and author of Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy;
  • Charles Robinson, political and business correspondent for Maryland Public Television;
  • and E.R. Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and Journalist-in-Residence at Morgan State University.