A Conference funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Democracy Fund
Date: Friday, April 10, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Rutgers University, Scholarly Communication Center at Alexander Library | 169 College Ave/New Brunswick, NJ
Registration: This conference is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.
About the Conference:
American journalism is in the midst of a period of pronounced change. Both the technological and economic landscapes continue to evolve. Come join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Rutgers University’s Journalism & Media Studies Department on April 10, 2015, with a conference that will explore what these changes mean for the production, dissemination, and consumption of quality journalism.
What does the notion of quality journalism mean in the contemporary media environment? Has the definition been changing over time? How should we go about measuring quality journalism? What are the most prominent challenges and opportunities associated with producing and sustaining quality journalism in the contemporary media environment? These are just some of the questions that this conference will address.
Supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Democracy Fund, and sponsored by the Department of Journalism & Media Studies and the Media and the Public Interest Initiative, this conference will bring together journalists, news executives, scholars, and public interest advocates to explore these questions, and their implications for contemporary journalism practice and journalism research.
For more information, contact Philip Napoli, Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig Aaron, Director, Free Press
Phil Alongi, Executive Producer, NJTV News
Jerry Aumente, Professor Emeritus of Journalism & Media Studies, Rutgers University
Rodney Benson, Associate Professor of Media, Culture & Communication, New York University
Jack Bratich, Chair, Department of Journalism & Media Studies, Rutgers University
Chris Daggett, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Tyson Trish, Photojournalists, NorthJersey.com
Ellen Goodman, Professor of Law, Rutgers University School of Law
T. Sean Herbert, Producer, CBS News
Susan Keith, Associate Professor of Journalism & Media Studies, Rutgers University
Magda Konieczna, Assistant Professor, Ursinus College
Charlie Kratovil, Editor, New Brunswick Today
Stephen Lacy, Professor of Journalism, Michigan State University
Gracie Lawson-Borders, Dean, School of Communication, Howard University
Ashley Muddiman, Assistant Professor of Communication & Journalism, University of Wyoming
David Verdi, Senior Vice President for Worldwide News Gathering, NBC News
Kevin Whitmer, Vice President, Content, NJ Advance Media