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The Press Club is proud to co-sponsor this event with the South Asian Journalists Association and the Southern Asian Institute at Columbia University.
Here's how NYT's Maureen Dowd started her Nov. 29, 2008, column, in which she interviewed one of our speakers:
I visited the future, and it was wearing a bow tie and calling itself “Thomas Edison.”
The newspaper business is not only crumpling up, James Macpherson informed me here, it is probably holding “a one-way ticket to Bangalore.”
Macpherson — bow-tied and white-haired but boyish-looking at 53 — should know. He pioneered “glocal” news — outsourcing Pasadena coverage to India at Pasadena Now, his daily online “newspaperless,” as he likes to call it. Indians are writing about everything from the Pasadena Christmas tree-lighting ceremony to kitchen remodeling to city debates about eliminating plastic shopping bags.
“Everyone has to get ready for what’s inevitable — like King Canute and the tide coming in — and that’s really my message to the industry,” the editor and publisher said. “Many newspapers are dead men walking. They’re going to be replaced by smaller, nimbler, multiple Internet-centric kinds of things such as what I’m pioneering.”
Chief executive officer of Express KCS, a firm that provides India-based editorial outsourcing services to U.S. newspapers. Clients include Polestar, News International and the San Jose Mercury News.
Chief executive officer and co-founder of Mindworks, a firm that provides India-based editorial outsourcing services to U.S. publications. Tony Joseph has more than 25-years in media, most recently as editor of Businessworld, India’s largest-selling business magazine.
Editor and publisher of PasadenaNow.com, in Pasadena, California. Macpherson replaced his local reporting staff with writers in India who report and write content for the Pasadena community.
Former vice chairman of the New York Times chapter of The Newspaper Guild and a 22-year veteran of The Times.
Editor and news writer at CBS Radio / 1010 WINS and member of The Writers Guild of America, East whose members are screenwriters, TV and radio writers, news writers and graphic artists.
Freelance journalist and 19-year veteran of The New York Times.
A journalism educator and freelance journalist, Sree is Dean of Student Affairs and a professor at Columbia University's journalism school where he runs the new media program. He's also Technology Reporter for WNBC (and spent six years in the same capacity for WABC-TV).
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