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The future of journalism rests in the hands of the people

By Carolyn Bick

It’s no secret that journalism is in peril.

Over the course of 2019, journalism has lost 7,200 jobs. And these jobs weren’t just from small, struggling newsrooms hungry for ad revenue and eyeballs. They were also from big, digital powerhouses that were expected to be the wave of the future –– places like the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Vice, and even Gannett-owned papers that pepper the nation’s smallest towns. Even Seattle publications weren’t safe: Seattle Magazine’s publisher, Tiger Oak Media, just filed for bankruptcy, its debts falling somewhere between $1 million and $10 million.

It was this bleak atmosphere in which panelists Marcus Harrison Green, Erica C. Barnett, Matt Gertz, and moderator David “Goldy” Goldstein tried to find some hope, during a discussion hosted at Town Hall Seattle and sponsored by Civic Ventures on the chilly evening of Oct. 8.

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Media “Cornerstone” of Vietnamese Community Looks Toward the Future

By Jeff Nguyen

There’s a small office situated in a plaza near Othello Station, surrounded by Vietnamese businesses and shops. Fitting, as this particular building houses Nguoi Viet Tay Bac, one of the oldest Vietnamese-language newspapers in the NW. Julie Pham, who works with her father and the paper’s founder Kim Pham as managing editor, sits comfortably on a chair in the main lobby, surrounded by immense, multicolored stacks of papers that find their way into the hands of 80,000 readers annually.  Continue reading Media “Cornerstone” of Vietnamese Community Looks Toward the Future