Harrisburg, PA – The challenge of delivering quality journalism in a world where everyone with internet access is providing content was the focus of a recent panel discussion hosted by Harrisburg law firm Nauman Smith and public broadcasting station WITF. Entitled “The Future History of Media,” the discussion looked at media from both the consumer’s and journalist’s points of view and covered such topics as the nature and pace of change in the delivery of content, the role of social media and what the future has in store for media of all forms.
Moderated by Mike Greenwald, the panel of local media experts featured Kathleen Pavelko, President & CEO of WITF; Cate Barron, Vice President of Content for PA Media Group; Randy Parker, Managing Editor of the York Daily Record; and Gregory Steirer, Assistant Professor of English & Film Studies at Dickinson College.
The event was part of WITF’s 50th Anniversary celebration and included highlights of its 50 years of service to the community through television, radio, print and social media.
“With an active media and Right-to-Know Law practice group, we embraced the opportunity to sponsor this very robust discussion of the future of media,” said Craig Staudenmaier, Managing Partner. Former Nauman Smith partner Ralph Boyles was a founding Board member and the first counsel for WITF. The firm maintains its offices at 200 North Third Street in Harrisburg.