Western Lecture Series to Present ‘The Future of the News Industry’ May 24 in Bremerton

Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host journalist Josh Farley at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 24 at Olympic College at Bremerton’s William D. Harvey Theater (CIC 132) for “The Future of the News Industry.”

The event, which is free and open to the public and part of the Western Lecture Series and presented in partnership with Olympic College at Bremerton, looks at how news organizations struggle to find footing in the digital age and how their survival depends on successfully attracting a new generation of readers and viewers. It’s no secret that people love a good story, but the way it is told and delivered continues to evolve. Farley presents his roadmap for the future of the news industry and explains its importance to our democracy.

An award-winning journalist working at the Kitsap Sun, Farley’s experience in news media spans 15 years. He specializes in “experiential” or “live” journalism through his monthly Story Walk series, and also is the creator and host of the Bremerton Beat Blast, a weekly news magazine.

Western Lecture Series events feature prominent speakers who deliver talks on an array of academic subjects designed to expand knowledge, provoke thought, enhance understanding and inspire creativity. Each lecture extends a new and interesting topic. Offered throughout the year, lectures are free and open to the public without need of registration.

For more information about this and future lectures, visit ee.wwu.edu/wls or call 360-394-2748.