BOOK EVENT: The Death and Life of American Journalism
Everyone agrees that a free society requires a free press. But a free press without the resources to compensate those who gather and analyze information, and to distribute that information widely and in an easily accessible form, is like a seed without water or sunlight. So how do we save journalism?
In their celebrated new book, The Death and Life of American Journalism (Nation Books), Nation writer John Nichols and Robert McChesney make the case for government action to save the media. In a special forum, Nichols and McChesney will debate the most hopeful remedies for the malaise of the media with David Carr of the New York Times andPamela Newkirk of the New York University Journalism School in a conversation moderated by GRIT-TV's Laura Flanders. Nationeditor Katrina vanden Heuvel will perform the introduction. The panel will be followed by a book-signing by Nichols and McChesney.
This free event takes place on Wednesday, February 3, at 7:00 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan. We hope you can make it. Please helped us spread the word. For those who can't be there, we'll be making the audio and video highlights available atTheNation.com and GRIT-TV will be broadcasting the proceedings as well.
The evening is co-sponsored by GRIT-TV, Free Press, Haymarket Press, the New York Society for Ethical Culture and The Nationmagazine.