Just months after his paper covered the social unrest of 2020, Seattle Times President Alan Fisco joins host Nick Parker to talk about the direction and state of his paper and what it could mean for other major metros. In the second half, Alan puts on his other hat, that of president of America's Newspapers, and talks of the latest efforts to encourage new legislation aimed to protect the fourth estate.
Eric Reinert, Director of Digital Media at WFMZ-TV in Allentown, PA, joins the show for conversation about the ever-changing technologies we use to collect and deliver the news. How we use the technology matters not only to how we gather the news, but also how we reach our audiences and better serve our advertising and business partners.
The way people consume news is changing. Just as the morning and evening editions were eclipsed by the 24/7 news cycle, the “I only want the news I want, and I want it NOW” mindset is sweeping away everything that came before. In a world of social media, podcasts, and on-demand digital TV, where does traditional journalism fit? Who will hold businesses and governmental institutions to account for their actions? And who will pay for the credible local reporting that makes our democracy work? Host Nick Parker speaks with the visionaries and thought leaders who are transforming the way news is created, distributed, and monetized. The News Nirvana podcast looks to uncover what content is most engaging, how modern technologies are changing news consumption, and how news organizations are reshaping their business models for tomorrow... and beyond. We don’t know what the future holds for news, but it’s out there. On the News Nirvana podcast, we’re going to find it.