Save the Date: May 27th Conference, "From Gatekeeper to Information Valet"

"From Gatekeeper to Information Valet:
Workplan for Sustaining Journalism"

ONE DAY: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The George Washington University
805 21st St. NW /  Washington, D.C.

Will you stand for achieving a sustainable future for journalism? If so, please join journalists, researchers, scholars, entrepreneurs, technologists, regulators and the public on Wednesday, May 27 at a critical summit in Washington, D.C.

Please go to to learn more, or download this two-page handout for a quick briefing:


"From Gatekeeper to Information Valet: Workplan for Sustaining Journalism," is co-sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism and by the School of Media & Public Affairs at The George Washington University.

In one, fast-paced day, we intend to share and exchange the latest news on efforts to conceive and deploy tools, systems and services which morph and sustain the values, principles and purposes of independent journalism. We'll stage this briefing and participatory working sessions in the state-of-the-art Jack Morton Auditorium at GWU.  We'll provide lunch and break-time refreshments -- all for $55.00.

On May 27, we'll rapidly:

  • Exchange with participants the latest developments and ideas for sustaining journalism, including the Information Valet Project.
  • Confirm, consider, or challenge, the roles of privacy, advertising and personalization in journalism' future.
  • Provide details on the new Journalism Trust Innovation Engine at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Please register by pointing your browser to If you can't attend, but want to join or support the Journalism Trust
initiatiative, please email, or phone 573-882-9812.


Altough "From Gatekeeper to InfoValet" is public, participation is limited by space and logistics. So please register online and make your plans today from