December 22, 2011

The Future of Journalism

Jan Schaffer

According to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 41 percent of Americans say they get their national and international news from the Internet. What does that mean for the future of newspapers and television news? What sort of entrepreneurial groups are getting into the news business? And in a digital age, what is news and how do we know when we can trust what we read?

Joan Cartan-Hansen explores the future of journalism with J-Lab Executive Director Jan Schaffer. J-Lab is a journalism catalyst, promoting cutting-edge journalism and helping news start-ups navigate the ethical dilemmas that come with the digital age. Schaffer was in Idaho as the keynote speaker for the Oppenheimer Ethics Seminar in October.