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10/27/11: The Rise of the Audience

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New technologies allow anybody to record history's first draft. As legacy media outlets strain to employ these tools, a new class of bloggers and "citizen journalists" are using them to carve their niche outside of the mainstream media. But what do these changes mean for the audience? Have they changed our expectations for what news should be and how it should be delivered? A panel of guests joins Doug on Thursday to wrap up our Future of Journalism series at the Hinckley Institute of Politics.
Learn more about our guests:

  • Mathew Ingram, Senior Writer at GigaOM.com
  • Holly Mullen, a writer, and former reporter, columnist and editor for some 30 years. Most recently she did publicity for the Utah Democratic Caucus.
  • Matthew LaPlante, a journalism instructor at Utah State University and a former national security reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune. He has helped build a Web site,TheLibertyWell.com for a Salt Lake City neighborhood.
  • Holly Richardson, a member of the Utah House of Representatives from Pleasant Grove and an active blogger covering conservative politics in the state.

Hinckley Institute of Politics, Siciliano Forum on The Future of Journalism:

  • Today at 12:30 p.m. The Hill and Politico founder Martin Tolchin will give a keynote address, "Bigger, Better, Bolder Some Unconventional Thoughts on the Future of Journalism," Marriott Library Gould Auditorium at The University of Utah.
  • Tomorrow at Noon, Hinckley Forum: "Political Reporting and the Fourth Estate: Who Watches Government?" (held in the Hinckley Caucus Room)
  • For details on other events in the Hinckley Institute's Siciliano Forum on The Future of Journalism, click here

Music from Today's RadioWest:

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.