Newspapers are in a slump and it doesn't look like things will brighten up anytime soon. Ad revenues are down and readers are moving online. So what does this mean for the future of news?
CBC News is hosting a panel discussion on this topic tomorrow evening with some really interesting guest speakers. We recently arranged for two of them to chat with us about the decline of newspapers.
We asked UBC journalism student Catherine Rolfsen (after all, why not have a future journalist do the interview about the future of news?) to chat with Rahaf Harfoush and Andrew Keen. Rahaf is a writer and researcher and Andrew is the author of The Cult of the Amateur (and let's just say they don't see eye to eye when it comes to the future of news.)
An edited version of the interview will appear on Episode 7 of Spark. You can download the full interview or you can check out CBC's Future of News website . The panel discussion will be streamed live on the site tomorrow night, and you can even post questions for the panelists.