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FTC 2-day Workshop Asks: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?

By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair,

Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group

Today is day one of the Federal Trade Commission’s 2-day workshop to explore how the Internet has affected journalism.  It features representatives from print, online, broadcast and cable news organizations, academics, consumer advocates, bloggers, and other new media representatives.

Board members from the National Association of  Black Journalists (NABJ) are attending the event in Washington, D.C., including: VP-print Deidre Childress, President Kathy Times, Region II director Charles Robinson and associate representative Aprill Turner.  Past NABJ President Bryan Monroe is speaking today on “how the Web is, and the threat that reality represents to journalism for our increasingly diverse nation.  You can read his thoughts on the issue over at the Huffington Post blog.  Tomorrow,  NABJ President Times and NAACP head Ben Jealous are on a panel that covers how to include communities of color.

The workshop is being webcast live and can be viewed here.  The webcast will also be archived for viewing later. And for those of you on Twitter, you can follow the feed here or by using the hashtag #ftcnews.