Journalists, PR pros, and anyone else with an interest in how the media world is changing should consider stopping by San Francisco’s 111 Minna tonight, where VentureBeat Executive Editor Owen Thomas will be participating in a panel entitled, “Can Fairness & Accuracy Survive in a Page-View World?”
We’ve already had some fun internal discussions about this since Owen joined VentureBeat a month ago, so I can promise that he has plenty to say. Owen has also worked at Time, Wired, Red Herring, Gawker/Valleywag, and most recently NBC, so he can draw on a long background in journalism when talking about these issues.
Other panelists include Cnet’s Ina Fried, InfoWorld’s Eric Knorr, and public relations firm Waggener Edstrom’s David Patton (formerly of the Wall Street Journal). Media analyst Sam Whitmore will moderate. Here’s the event description:
Media and publishing companies face unique challenges today. Ad-supported content can often translate into intense pressure to drive page views and click-throughs. Does this rush to be first allow time to fully and accurately cover the story? Therein lies the question – can media outlets realistically create deeper, richer and more engaging content, or will they strive to deliver the ‘quick bite’ story that drives traffic and sells ads?
Waggener Edstrom, which is organizing the panel, tells me there are about 30 tickets left. You can grab one here. The event is free.