Journalism in the Service of Democracy

Panel Three: The New Journalist in Action

Jon Alpert
, Cofounder and Codirector, DCTV
Steve Grove, News and Politics, YouTube
Christof Putzel, Correspondent/Producer, Vanguard Journalism, Current TV
Paul Steiger, President and Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica

David Doss
, CNN Senior Executive Producer, Anderson Cooper 360

The summit's final panel provided an opportunity for journalists on the cutting edge of new media to talk shop and share experiences about where they see audiences heading and opportunities opening up in these changing times. The moderator, David Doss, a longtime executive producer for top network news shows such as ABC's Primetime and NBC's Nightly News With Tom Brokaw and now senior executive producer for CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, jokingly pointed out "the tie and the non-tie" sides of the panel, with Doss and former Wall Street Journal managing editor Paul Steiger in the former category, and documentary filmmaker Jon Alpert, YouTube's Steve Grove, and Current TV's Christof Putzel in the latter. But as the conversation developed, it became clear that more united these five than divided them.

Related Discussions from the Paley Center Collection: 21st Century Journalism

Paley Collection Clip 1: An Evening with Ted Turner, 11/10/2008Ted Turner talks with Christiane Amanpour about the current state of newspapers and the future of new media platforms.

Paley Collection Clip 2: Media as News and Views: Christiane Amanpour: A View from the Front Lines, 11/19/2006Christiane Amanpour defends journalism and talks about the role of the journalist in society. She then goes on to talk about risking her life to get some of the stories she has covered, the de-emphasis of foreign news in the U.S., and the relationship between old and new media. With Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media.

Paley Collection Clip 3: Media Council Roundtable Breakfast with Sean McManus, 6/19/2007Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports, talks with Pat Mitchell, president and CEO of The Paley Center for Media, about citizen journalism and the Virginia Tech shootings.

Paley Collection Clip 4: Reporting on the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars 4/16/2007—A panel discusses whether or not embedding has limited journalists’ objectivity. With Doug Jehl, deputy Washington bureau chief, New York Times; Bryan Whitman, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, Department of Defense; Colby Buzzell, Iraq War veteran, blogger, and author of My War: Killing Time in Iraq; Lt. Col. Richard Long, former director of public affairs, United States Marine Corps; Brian Ross, chief investigative correspondent, ABC News.

To view any of these programs in their entirety, please visit one of our libraries in New York or Los Angeles.

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