26 2015

Lecture - The Smartphone and Serious News

8:00PM - 9:30PM  

Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth 201 South 3rd Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904

Contact Linda Tondow

Newspaper publishing is facing an existential challenge. The readers are still reading; in
fact, more people are reading newspapers’ content than ever before. But more and more,
they’re doing it on LCD screens, which are getting smaller – and less effective for most
advertisers – as tablets and smartphones supplant desktops and laptops as the devices of
choice. What will keep newspapers, and with them, public-interest
journalism, from going the way of the dinosaurs? There’s a surprising answer to that
question and the Forward is leading the way. Samuel Norich, executive director of the Forward Association,
publisher of the Yiddish Forverts since 1997, and publisher of the English Forward since 2000, will discuss how the Forward is addressing this issue. Members $6. Non-members $10.