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Saturday, March 9 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Is There a West vs. East Journo Battle Brewing?

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The unspoken consensus in media is that in order to “make it,” it’s necessary to spend some time in the East. Because, of course, the financial and governing epicenters are in New York and DC, the East has long been home to most of our renowned publications. But today geographical boundaries are being eclipsed by the digital era. The West Coast is rapidly building its own newsworthy infrastructure: it’s home to the technological forefront; the Pacific Rim is now responsible for half of the world’s consumers, trade, and global GDP; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Portland, and Seattle are becoming part of what’s now being referred to as the “Great Crescent.” Is there an emerging “Western” voice? Is there a need for one? Or, as the digital age continues to evolve and reshape society, will the fragmentation of the “epicenters” follow? Is the East Coast journalism power structure finally losing its grip as the place where “successful” journalists must get their start? Sponsored by the Knight Foundation.
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Nicole Allan

Senior EditorAtlantic Media Company

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Maria Streshinsky

Editor-in-ChiefPacific Standard MagazineMaria Streshinsky is the Editor in Chief of Pacific Standard, a bi-monthly magazine that puts the social sciences in conversation with the national debate. Maria was formerly the managing editor of The Atlantic, where she managed a staff of... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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