THE WELL PRESENTS:
HOW IS THE INTERNET CHANGING JOURNALISM?
Sausalito, CA -- March 1, 2000 -- The WELL,
the pioneering online discussion community presents an exploration
of how the Internet is changing journalism, March 24 at the Press Club of
John Coate, general manager of SF Gate, Scott Rosenberg, co-founder of Salon
Magazine, and Elizabeth Weise, technology writer for USA Today, will
address questions such as, "Has the Net revitalized competitive zeal
as online newspapers scoop not only their competitors but their own
papers? Will news sites that do insufficient research and fact-checking
cheapen the profession?"
Both journalists and the public are invited to attend the event, which is
co-sponsored by the Press Club of San Francisco, at 155 Sansome Street
between Pine and Bush, 7 p.m. March 24. Admission is $7 for Press Club or
WELL members, $10 for non-members. For reservations, call 415.986.7800
by March 20.
John Coate set up and manages SF Gate, the Chronicle Publishing Company's
Website, and formerly worked in online community positions at 101 Online
The WELL. Scott Rosenberg, an editor at Salon Magazine, has written for the
New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired Magazine and many other
publications. Before helping found Salon in 1995, Rosenberg was the San
Francisco Examiner's movie and theater critic for nearly ten years.
Elizabeth Weise has covered technology since 1987 and was
National Cyberspace Writer for the Associated Press before
accepting her current post at USA Today.
The WELL, http://www.well.com
is an online gathering place like no other -- remarkably uninhibited,
intelligent, and iconoclastic. For more than 13 years, it's been a literate
watering hole for thinkers from all walks of life, be they artists,
journalists, programmers, educators or activists.
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