A Conference funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Democracy Fund

Conference Agenda Now Available!

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 phil.napoli@rutgers.edu.


Confirmed Speakers:

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

Johanna Vehkoo, Founder, Long Play

David Verdi, Senior Vice President for Worldwide News Gathering, NBC News

Kevin Whitmer, Vice President, Content, NJ Advance Media