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University Forum panelists will grade performance of the government, news media during crisis
University Forum panelists will grade performance of the government, news media during crisisNovember 09, 2001SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
The performance of the government and the news media in relation to the distribution of information in wartime will be the subject of the final installment of the University’s series of educational forums dealing with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the emerging global crisis. The University Forum: The Global Response to Terrorism will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Studio A of Newhouse II. Those attending should use the Waverly Avenue entrance.
The title of the forum is “Access to Information in Wartime: A Report Card on the Performance of the Government and the News Media.” Panelists will be Rogan Kersh, assistant professor of political science in The College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School; Robert Thompson, Trustee Professor of Media and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and director of the school’s Center for the Study of Popular Television; Amos Kiewe, associate dean and associate professor of speech communication in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Thomas Edsall, a national political reporter with the Washington Post.
Newhouse School Dean David Rubin will be the moderator. A question-and-answer session will follow the forum, which is open to members of the University community and to the general public.