Dispatches From the Frontiers of Multimedia Journalism

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Three ahead-of-the-curve digital media innovators talk about the challenging, exciting and fast-moving world that is journalism today.

Watch presentations by Jim Flink, Jennifer Mirsky and Rob Covey with an overview by Ken Doctor.  This event took place at the School of Journalism and Communication's George S. Turnbull Center in Portland.

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In the age of the iPad and 4G, multimedia journalism has never been more accessible. As this dynamic form evolves beyond the honeymoon of technological innovation, questions remain about the financial sustainability of new-media organizations.  It’s time to look at the movers and shakers who are making it work.

Rob Covey, Jim Flink and Jennifer Mirsky are among today’s leading digital entrepreneurs.

Covey is the publisher of Daily Interactive Networks, a mobile-based publishing company. A veteran of print, television and the web, he directed digital operations at National Geographic and Discovery before his current venture, which seeks to connect “experts with enthusiasts.”

Flink is the Vice President of News Operations for Newsy.com. Newsy provides multi-source news analysis of world news, disseminating it via multiple platforms including the iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry and web. Formerly with KMBC from 1995-2010, Flink served as morning and/or weekend anchor, and as reporter for the No. 1 ABC affiliate in America.

Mirsky is a digital media strategist who has led editorial teams in the creation and production of award-winning sites, including those of Hearst and Time Inc., as well as Meredith, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Lifestyle. Her consulting clients have encompassed start-ups, hyperlocal, and global luxury brands.

The two-hour session was moderated by Ken Doctor, a leading news analyst and the author of Newsonomics, an important book about the new, news business.