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FHF: "The Real Paper": Journalism Then & Now

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FHF: "The Real Paper": Journalism Then & Now

Time: September 15, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University
Street: 55 Temple St.
City/Town: Boston
Website or Map: http://www.fordhallforum.org/…
Phone: 617-557-2007
Event Type: free, public, forum
Organized By: Ford Hall Forum
Latest Activity: Sep 7, 2011

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Ford Hall Forum Vice President and former Real Paper journalist Monica Collins assembles this riveting Real Paper reunion with Harper Barnes, Jan Freeman, Laura Shapiro, Paul Solman, and Mark Zanger. Hear how this free newspaper’s laudable format of an employee-run collective was, ironically, its undoing as the opportunity to sell arose, as did interpersonal conflict.

 

Their experience with The Real Paper yields surprising views on modern-day journalism, including sustainable and fair business models, the future of free newspapers in a world of internet media, and whether journalists in today’s economy should strike out on their own.

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