Monday, June 7, 2010

Who Are the New Content Providers?

Poynter's online News University is offering a one-hour live Webinar on "The New Content Providers and the Media" on Thursday June 24 at 2 p.m. ET. (Registration entitles you to access an archived "replay" at your convenience.)

The course's focus is on "a new generation of content providers collecting, producing and distributing user-generated stories."

These low-cost, high-volume content distributors have captured the attention of major media players. These organizations, including Associated Content, Demand Media, AllVoices, Helium and others, are growing fast. Learn whether and how they meet consumer appetite for news. What is the quality of the content they are producing? Can writers make a living from them? How are these services filling gaps in traditional media coverage?

This Webinar will discuss these new content providers, their products and how they affect traditional news organizations.
Topics include:

# Who are the leading new content providers?
# What are the costs in developing a network?
# What type of content are they producing?
# Where is their content being distributed?
# How can they benefit journalists?
# Are they competitors or partners?
# How can they serve traditional media outlets?

Course instructor Mitch Gelman is a former Newsday reporter who served as Senior Vice President and Executive Producer at from 2001 through 2009 before joining as Vice President, Special Projects.

Tuition is $27.95; free for members of the Online News Association (ONA).

Register here.

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