Barring a plague of frogs, we plan to be at the Arkansas Press Association at 7 p.m. for the throwdown between KATV new media impresario Kristin Fisher and Arkansas News Bureau columnist/reporter/skeptic-in-chief John Brummett. They’ll be debating new media, the Intertubes and What It All Means for journos.
Although we’re unclear of tonight’s ground rules, we think it’d be fitting if Fisher’s responses were limited to 140 characters and Brummett had to typeset his unwieldy rants on a 19th century Linotype as sort of a metaphoric (and TV-friendly) representation of just what’s at stake here. The frenzied moment when Brummett inevitably spells dozens of lead, lettered blocks on the floor, Jenga-style, mid-composition would be worth the (free) price of admission alone.
Please tell me they’re serving booze.
See ya there!
(PS: KATV will stream the event live here.)