Media and Technology at the Seattle Green Festival

Progressive media voices will be out in force for this year's Seattle Green Festival, taking place March 28-29 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Featured speakers include Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Malkia Cyril (Center for Media Justice), Lawrence Lessig and Laura Flanders (Grit TV). Also as part of the Green Festival, Reclaim the Media is hosting a panel on Sustaining Quality (local) journalism in a New Media Ecology, with Naomi Ishisaka (One America), Stephen Silha (Journalism That Matters), and Sarah Stuteville (Common Language Project). Click here for more information about the festival, including a complete schedule.

Sustaining quality (local) journalism in the new media ecology

The recent downfall of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, along with scores of other newspaper closures and bankruptcies, has focused attention on an unfortunate reality: some of our most important media institutions for local journalism and national/international coverage are in dire trouble. Yesterday's media economic models are proving not to sustain the kind of quality, accountable journalism that we need to serve civic engagement, not to mention visions for progressive social change. This session will engage the audience in conversation with a few journalists and media practitioners who are envisioning and developing new media models for serving local communities, and reinventing journalism for a generation of change.

Presenters include:
Naomi Ishisaka, One America
Stephen Silha, Journalism that Matters
Sarah Stuteville, Common Language Project
Moderator: Jonathan Lawson, Reclaim the Media

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey