On July 24, Fortune hosted a panel at its Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen, Colo. on the future of journalism with Harvard Shorenstein fellow John Huey, Columbia Journalism professor Martin Nisenholtz, Akamai Technologies executive chairman Paul Sagan, and The Aspen Institute's Walter Isaacson. Below is an unedited transcript of the conversation.
JESSI HEMPEL: So now we are thrilled to have returned to Aspen again for Brainstorm TECH this year, it's only MOREJul 24, 2013 3:59 PM ET
It's a good time to be in TV. But what about newspapers? It's complicated.
By Matt Vella, senior editor
FORTUNE -- James Murdoch, son of mogul Rupert Murdoch and deputy chief operating officer of the newly formed 21st Century Fox, is not afraid of his mistakes. Speaking at a dinner on the first night of this year's Brainstorm Tech conference, Murdoch seemed, if anything, more afraid of not taking enough missteps. MOREJul 23, 2013 12:01 AM ET
Newspaper owners will have to accept lower margins in return for the privilege of serving the public interest. And given the sad rates at which online ads are selling, it's premature to give up on print.
FORTUNE -- The New Orleans Times-Picayune's decision to return to daily publication, reversing (sort of, in a way) its disastrous move a year ago to print a paper only three days a week, is being MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - May 15, 2013 1:03 PM ET
Less than 3% of adults tweet or retweet news links. It seems unlikely that Twitter will ever be a powerful news platform for the masses.
FORTUNE -- To hear certain Twitter enthusiasts (or as many of them are otherwise known, Twitter obsessives) tell it, the microblogging platform represents the future of news. In some ways, Twitter is already the present of news, since most big news organizations and many journalists use MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Mar 6, 2013 9:09 AM ET
Are we surprised that the blogo-twittersphere fell for one of the oldest tricks in the book?
FORTUNE -- Last week, a Swedish design firm called Day 4 mocked-up a 3-D rendering of an odd-looking screw and posted it on Reddit, hinting that it was Apple's (AAPL) latest attempt to keep users from messing with the innards of its devices.
In a matter of hours, news of the "asymmetric screw" had spread across MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 14, 2012 11:34 AM ET
Instead of cutting its losses on ABC by exploring a spinoff of the dragging network, Disney is reportedly doubling down in a deal with Univision. None of it makes sense.
By Cyrus Sanati, contributor
FORTUNE -- Is it time for Disney to finally banish ABC from the Magic Kingdom? The media conglomerate's broadcast division was yet again the only real bruise in what would have been a relatively blemish-free quarter. ABC's anemic growth rate, coupled MOREFeb 8, 2012 10:51 AM ET
The one-man brand produces TV, chats up stars, and woos advertisers. He's an emblem of where show biz is headed.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
FORTUNE -- Get ready to see more Kim Kardashian. If television executive and personality Ryan Seacrest represents the future of media -- and many entertainment moguls think he does -- then the world should gird itself for more reality TV and more shows like Keeping Up With the MOREJan 3, 2012 5:00 AM ET
The question of whether or not Google is actually a species of media company has dogged it since its early days. Truth is, it's missing one key characteristic.
By Ben Elowitz, contributor
FORTUNE -- Since Google's early rise, this question has consumed hordes of those watching it: Is Google a technology company or a media company? Paradoxically, Google has continuously defied the dichotomy, seeming to succeed in media precisely by maintaining that MOREAug 24, 2011 8:10 AM ET
By churning out loads of lowbrow celebrity gossip and the like, HuffPo hopes to be able to draw the traffic necessary to finance more serious content -- just like newspapers do.
FORTUNE -- The Huffington Post, which built its business largely by aggregating and summarizing news stories reported and written by others, on Monday suspended a young technology writer for aggregating and summarizing a story written by someone else. Also on Monday, MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Jul 12, 2011 1:25 PM ET
In a rare 1997 Q&A, Steve Jobs talks about killing products, taking lumps and saying "no"
I don't known where he found it, but a YouTube user who calls himself superapple4ever has put his hands on a video of Steve Jobs doing a Q&A at the end of Apple's (AAPL) 1997 Worldwide Developers Conference -- his first after he returned to the company.
The full video, posted here, runs for more than MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 17, 2011 12:37 PM ET
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