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The news industry faces monumental challenges:

• More people are getting news and information on line

•Advertising revenues are down

• Major media companies are in or have gone through bankruptcy

• Minute-by-minute reporting is changing the way newspapers, especially, report the news

• Layoffs and consolidation stretches news staffs to cover stories in-depth

What do these challenges mean for the future of news? What will be the impact of the changing media landscape on our democracy? How will these challenges influence the careers of future journalists?

John Foreman, publisher, News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana

Will Sullivan, interactive director, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Nancy Foreman, executive producer, WCIA-TV 3, Champaign-Urbana

Bryan Murley, assistant professor of journalism, Eastern Illinois University

Moderator Jeff Lynch, interim dean, College of Arts & Humanities

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EIU, Humanities Center, events, John Foreman, Will Sullivan, Nancy Foreman, Bryan Murley, Jeff Lynch, 2010

The Future of Journalism