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'TALKING JAZZ' Panel 8: Jazz Publications: The Big Guns

  • 29 May 2016
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • online/ Google Hangouts


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Big Jazz Publications: What Lies Ahead

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Frank Alkyer, publisher of DownBeat magazine, and Michael Ricci , founder of AllABoutJazz.com, AllAboutJazz magazine and JazzNearYou, discuss jazz in print and online as they produce it now, and provide their perspectives on trends, developments and innovations in jazz publishing. Is the traditional monthly, a paper magazine, delivered to subscribers via snail mail or purchased at news stands, a sustainable model into the future? Can web-based platforms gain enough income from advertising and/or subscriptions to pay contributors? How has technology changed collection and dissemination of information about jazz? Can jazz journalism be a profession, or will it become more of a hobby? Bring your own questions and comments for our panelists.

Frank Alkyer
Frank Alkyer is the publisher of DownBeat –the longest enduring and perhaps best known jazz publication in the world– as well as publisher of Music Inc. and UpBeat Daily magazines, all produced by Maher Publications. He joined the company as editorial director in 1989 and was named associate publisher in 1992 and publisher in 2003. Frank began his career as a newspaper reporter and has covered everything from police and city hall to entertainment and business. 

Michael Ricci
Michael Ricci is a web entrepreneur with a background in information technologies who combined his vocation with his love of jazz music and launched All About Jazz in 1995–a website that reaches over 500,000 readers worldwide. In 2012, Michael spun off Jazz Near You,, a network of nearly 250 websites focused on aggregating local jazz events and distributing them through the web, email, phone, widgets and feeds.

Moderated by JJA President Howard Mandel. 

Please note: This panel will be presented via Google Hangouts video. All registrants will receive login/access information prior to the panel date.  All viewers will be able to post questions and comments for the panel. 
      TheJazzCruise.comThe 2013-14 JJA online Talking Jazz panels are presented by The Jazz Cruise as part of its Anita E. Berry Jazz Education Fund, with further support from Century Media Partners 

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