2009 Forum on Communications and Society

August 4, 2009  • Alexa Wahl

For Immediate Release
Contact: Erin Silliman
Project Manager, Communications and Society Program
Tel. 202.736.5818 Fax. 202.467.0790
Email: [email protected]
For details: www.aspeninstitute.org/focas


The Aspen Institute Communications & Society Program’s 2009 Forum on Communications and Society will be held in Aspen, Colorado and open for observation by the media by RSVP only.


WHO: Participants include (among many others):



  • Madeleine Albright, Albright Stonebridge Group

  • Gordon Crovitz, Journalism Online, LLC

  • Alberto Ibargüen, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

  • Marissa Mayer, Google

  • Craig Newmark, craigslist

  • Theodore B. Olsen, MediaNews Group

  • Rey Ramsey, One Economy Corporation

  • Paul Sagan, Akamai

  • Vivian Schiller, National Public Radio

  • Stephen Shepard, City University of New York (CUNY)

  • William Dean Singleton, MediaNews Group, Inc.

  • Paul Steiger, ProPublica

WHAT: The Forum on Communications and Society Plenary Roundtable discussion topics include:



  • American Journalism’s Relationship to Democracy

  • The Business Realities of Journalism, 2009

  • Journalistic Ecosystems for Large Communities

  • Models for Hyper-Local Approaches

  • New Online Payment Systems for Journalism

WHEN: Monday, August 17, 2009 – Wednesday, August 19, 2009

WHERE: Doerr-Hosier Center at the Aspen Institute Aspen Meadows Campus, 1000 North Third Street, Aspen, Colorado 81611


Please RSVP: [email protected] or 202.736.5818


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