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Tulane Law hosts Sept. 12 forum on digital news future

September 08, 2016

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Larry Aldrich (L ’77)

Can journalism survive the market pressures of the digital age?

Tulane Law School graduate Larry Aldrich (L ’77), an Arizona-based entrepreneur who helped pioneer the modern age of digital media, will tackle that question Sept. 12 during a conversation on “The Business of Media & the Future of News.”

The event, set for 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Tulane Law School's Weinmann Hall Room 157, is free and open to the public.

Aldrich was senior legal counsel to Gannett Co. (publisher of USA Today) and later president & CEO of Tucson Newspapers, where he oversaw the launch of one of the country’s first digital news sites, ushering in a transformation of the news media.

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Professor Amy Gajda

Tulane Law Professor Amy Gajda, a former journalist, will lead a conversation with Aldrich about the prospects for preserving a free and vital press in the fiercely competitive arena of digital news media. Gajda is a media law expert and author of The First Amendment Bubble: How Privacy and Paparazzi Threaten a Free Press (Harvard Press 2015).

Currently president of his own consulting firm, Aldrich has long been an adviser to businesses and entrepreneurs and has helped launch tech startups. In 2014, he and his wife started the Wendy and Larry Aldrich Endowed Scholarship in Legal Entrepreneurship at Tulane Law to assist students aspiring to careers in business innovation. 



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