Mar 20, 2009

This place is packed

Man, I had no idea how big this conference was. Yes, I understood the importance. Anytime you can get people like Connie Schultz, Gwen Ifill, Mara Schiavocampo and Jon Lee Anderson in the same room to talk about narrative writing, you have something special.  Especially in a day and age when journalists and writers are looking for different ways to do their jobs. But this place is packed. Schultz is speaking now in front of a full ballroom and people are still filing in, looking for seats. Schultz noted that many of the journalists attending had to pay their own way to the conference, demonstrating a commitment to their craft and careers. "You have nothing to apologize for. We have more readers than we have ever had in this business. The business model is broken. You are not broken."

Ain't that the truth

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