Online News: The Frontier of Financial JournalismWednesday, April 28, 2010 / 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Paddy Hirsch, Senior Editor, "Marketplace"
John Carney, Independent Financial Journalist
Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Reporter, Financial Times
Heidi Moore, Contributer, The Big Money
Felix Salmon, Financial Blogger, Reuters
While the print media is struggling, online financial news outlets have reached a new level of maturity and depth. Today a host of well-respected analysts and pundits — many with advanced degrees in economics or extensive industry experience — provide detailed, sophisticated analysis of business news and economic trends. In fact, the leading online sites and blogs frequently scoop the mainstream media, reacting faster and going deeper on breaking news stories. Every day they host opinionated and dynamic discussions on regulation, policy moves, and the triumphs and failures of today's financial industry. How do online journalists stack up against their print and broadcast counterparts? Has online journalism gained the ability to influence the direction of the mainstream news providers? Where are they outdoing the traditional media, and where do they need to improve? What does it take to emerge as a thought leader in the rough-and-tumble world of the financial blogosphere?