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The Future of Newspapers | Wisconsin Public Radio

May 12, 2009

New America's Director of Media and Communications, Troy K. Schneider, appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Joy Cardin Show" to discuss the future of the news business and Sen. Ben Cardin's Newspaper Revitalization Act. The hour-long show, which can be played below, followed New America's event with Sen. Cardin and a wide range of journalists and philanthropists that explored the crisis facing journalism and its business models.

US Senate Debate Future of Journalism | The Age

May 7, 2009
"American journalism has entered a phase of what the economist Joseph Schumpeter called 'creative destruction,'" said another witness, former Washington Post managing editor Steve Coll. "Unfortunately, at present, the rate of destruction of ...

Six Ways Uncle Sam Can Rescue Newspapers | Forbes

May 6, 2009
The principle funding source for National Public Radio and PBS could be expanded to fill the gap from closing newspapers, argues Steve Coll, a former managing editor of the Washington Post. Congress should up the funding (Coll argues that Congress does ...

Defining Public Media for the Future | The American Prospect

May 6, 2009

Sascha Meinrath, research director of the Wireless Future Program at the New America Foundation:

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A 'Hybrid' Path for Saving Newspapers | Boston Globe

April 19, 2009
Steve Coll, president of the New America Foundation, has noted that the Washington Post could be endowed for $2 billion. Forget for a moment where all those billions would come from. Endowing an entire news staff is a solution that exceeds the ...

Decline in Newspapers Renews Idea of Nonprofits | The Associated Press

March 1, 2009
... expensive functions such as investigative reporting and foreign correspondents as newspapers transition to the Internet, said Steve Coll, former managing editor of The Washington Post and now president of the New America Foundation think tank. ...

Think-Tanks and the Reporters Who Heart Them | Wired News

December 18, 2009

In an excellent New Yorker essay, Steve Coll, a former Washington Post reporter, lamented the death of the traditional model of investigative journalism ...

Eric Newton: Shame on Us if We Don't Take the Steps Needed to Feed Knowledge | Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

January 6, 2010

Steve Coll and New America Foundation are among those thinking about that. How can we really spur more marketplace innovation? How can government rules and ...

Is the Net Best Stuck in Neutrality? | Miller-McCune.com

January 20, 2010

... don't own media in the way that they thought they did," said Sascha Meinrath, director of the Open Technology Initiative at the New America Foundation. ...

Getting the Agency Message out in the New-Media age | Federal News Radio

February 15, 2010

Joining us with tips for dealing with non-traditional news providers is Troy Schneider, Director of Media and Communications for the New America Foundation, discusses tips for dealing with with non-traditional news providers.

You can download an MP3 of the interview by clicking on the link to the right.

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