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Sunday, March 25 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Roundtable: All Internet Is Local? The Meaning Of “Local Music Coverage” In The Pageview Era

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How can editors balance the demands for revenue-generating pageviews and the idea of serving their local communities? Should musicians go the shock-tactic route and try to become memes in an effort to transcend their geographic standing? Is the Internet becoming its own “local scene”? The panelists heading up this roundtable are journalists from markets large and small who have had weary showdowns with Google Analytics, but we encourage all those interested in the current state of local scenes to enter the fray.

With: Reed Fischer, David Malitz, Andrea Swensson, Christopher Weingarten, and Ryan White

Moderator: Maura Johnston


Reed Fischer

Reed Fischer is the music editor at City Pages in Minneapolis. Previously, he spent two years as the New Times Broward-Palm Beach music editor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and he has written for Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Alternative Press, CMJ, among others.   Abstract: | | "All Internet Is Local? The Meaning Of "Local Music Coverage" In The Pageview Era" The media world's ever-speedier shift toward online content—particularly... Read More →

Maura Johnston

Maura Johnston is the music editor of the Village Voice, where she runs the blog Sound of the City. A self-professed Internet lifer, her work on music, technology, and culture has appeared at NPR, Newsday, Vanity Fair, Popdust, and The Daily.   Abstract: | | "All Internet Is Local? The Meaning Of "Local Music Coverage" In The Pageview Era" The media world's ever-speedier shift toward online content—particularly the accompanying... Read More →

Andrea Swensson

Andrea Swensson is the music editor of City Pages and has been covering Minnesota music actively since 2005. She's the writer behind most of the paper's music-related cover stories and their annual Picked to Click and Year in Music issues, and she also works daily on the Gimme Noise music blog. As a freelancer, she has contributed to SPIN.com and the Star Tribune, and she created the online music mag Reveille Magazine with a crew of other... Read More →

Christopher R. Weingarten

Christopher R. Weingarten is Senior Editor at Spin. His work has appeared in The Village Voice (where he pens the twice-weekly local-music column Yes In My Backyard), Revolver, Nylon, RollingStone.com and elsewhere. He is the author of two books: a study of Public Enemy's iconic It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (via Continuum) and the adorable social anthropology study Hipster Puppies (via NAL/Penguin).   Abstract: | | "All... Read More →

Sunday March 25, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012