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Some of the crowd at our first Politics in the Pub event in January.

The Westender and the West End Community Association present the second Community Forum for 2015, on the subject of independent publishing and citizen journalism.

The invisible hand of the market is clearly pointing away from monolithic mainstream media toward a blossoming of small, boutique news outlets that are springing up like weeds to cater to our insatiable appetite for trustworthy news and information.

What does that mean for us locally? Can the old and new media work together? How can the new media survive without a viable business model? Are the old media destined to perish from the face of the earth like the dinosaurs after an extinction event, or can they evolve to suit the new circumstances?

Here’s your chance to ask these and other questions, to speak to the publishers involved, and to perhaps learn a little more about the new media scene and how it impacts on our community.

Confirmed Speakers include:
David Donovan (Independent Australian)
Margot Kingston (No Fibs)
Margaret Gleeson (Green Left Weekly)
Kerrod Trott (Westender)
Danielle Hughes (West End Magazine)

6.00 pm for 6.30 pm
Wednesday 1st April
The Loft
Upstairs at 100 Boundary St WEST END