When: Sunday, May 29, 2011
What: The first "Net Needs News Day."
Who: Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Has invited members to simultaneously publish a cartoon about how the web is mostly useless without original reporting generated by newspapers. (Note: Cartoonists are participating on their own.) Society of Professional Journalists President Hagit Limor will blog on this topic at www.spj.org.
Why: Increase public's awareness and appreciation of journalism and its vital role to information on the worldwide web (95% of all original content online.)
2nd reason: SPJ recently favorited a motion graphics video on the same topic for its new channel for journalists. ("The Fat Lady Has Not Sung: Why the Internet Needs the News" is also airing at Stanford University graduate classes) : http://www.youtube.com/user/spjournalists#p/a/f/0/PRdUTWn-Zvo
Where: As many newspapers as possible.
Contact: Sharon Geltner, Froogle PR, email@example.com.