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Jill Abramson and Jane Mayer to Speak on Future of Print Journalism

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Before you ask, I get the irony of posting about the future of print journalism in a blog. See, for those of us who do this for a living, the whole print journalism-online media divide is something we think about a lot. But it doesn’t just have to be for geeks. The way we get our news affects everyone, not just writers, and it’s always (or OK, often) interesting to hear new perspectives on the issue.

As part of the City Arts & Lectures series, Jill Abramson (Managing Editor of the New York Times) and Jane Mayer (Staff Writer for The New Yorker) will be interviewed by Roy Eisenhardt about the future of print journalism on October 13. These are two accomplished journalists and fascinating individuals, so expect a talk that’s insightful and—dare I say—entertaining. You can also look forward to something more complex than BLOGS BAD, NEWSPAPERS GOOD. Which is more than a bit outdated.

The event, cleverly titled “On Print Journalism,” begins at 8 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre. Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but check the City Arts & Lectures website, and remember to buy in advance. These talks always sell out!

Photo by George H. Mow.