Executive session discusses new business models for news

October 29, 2009

Scott Karp and Joan Walsh.

Scott Karp and Joan Walsh.

October 29, 2009 — The Shorenstein Center presented an executive session on “How to Make Money in News: New Business Models for the 21st Century,” funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The first panel, “Reflections by Carnegie Researchers on New Business Models for News,” featured Robert Giles and Joshua Benton, Nieman Foundation for Journalism; Bill Mitchell and Rick Edmonds, Poynter Institute; David Levy, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; Geoffrey Cowan and David Westphal, University of Southern California. Shorenstein Center director Alex S. Jones moderated the discussion.

The next panel discussed “Disruptive Technologies and their Impact on Business Models in Other Industries” and featured Tom Eisenmann, Harvard Business School; Persephone Miel, Internews Network; Virginia Postrel, The Atlantic; David “Doc” Searls, Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Sherry Turkle, MIT. The discussion was moderated by Nicco Mele, Harvard Kennedy School.

The final panel looked at “New Models for News, in Practice,” and featured Phil Balboni, GlobalPost; David Bennahum, Center for Independent Media; Melinda Henneberger, AOL Politics Daily; Scott Karp, Publish2, Inc.; Goli Sheikholeslami, Washington Post Digital; and Joan Walsh, Salon. Alex S. Jones moderated the discussion.

Photography by Martha Stewart.