That’s the title of a Commonwealth Club discusssion on March 30 with four media experts: Goldman, Sachs publishing industry analyst Peter Appert, retired Knight Ridder news vice president and former Mercury News editor Jerry Ceppos, former Merc columnist and now Bayosphere.com blogger Dan Gillmore, and Salon.com editor-in-chief Joan Walsh. Jim Bettinger, director of the Knight Fellowships Program at Stanford will moderate. Topics include whether competition from the Internet and other sources of information will doom newspapers and what’s best for employees, readers and advertisers? The March 30 event begins with registration at 6:30 and a program from 7 to 8 at San Jose City Hall, City Council Meeting Rooms, 201 E. Santa Clara St. Call 800 847-7730 to register or go online to www.commonwealthclub.org/sv.html. Cost: $10 for Commonwealth Club members; $15 for non members. Co-sponsored by the Knight Fellowship Program at Stanford and the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California Chapter.

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