Author Archives: <span class="vcard">Lauren Slavin</span>

Putting a boot to the rear of the industry

The auditorium wasn’t as packed as the previous session featuring Amy Webb’s top tech trends, but from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., audience members had the unique experience of participating in a live podcast. New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen and visiting NYU scholar Dave Winer hosted an edition of “Rebooting the News,” a podcast […]

Patch founder fields tough questions

As attendees of the Online News Association Conference ate and listened to America Online’s Tim Armstrong talk about the roots of AOL’s fast-growing, hyperlocal website, comments began brewing. It was time for the audience to have a say. Those brave enough to take a mic tiptoed around the question Robert Hernandez said he knew […]

Election spirit energizes opening reception

For once, it was the journalists’ turn to attend a party without worrying about writing a deadline story about it later.