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SU’s Newhouse School to host NPC panel discussion on journalism values Sept. 18
SU’s Newhouse School to host NPC panel discussion on journalism values Sept. 18August 27, 2008Wendy S. Loughlinwsloughl@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, together with the National Press Club (NPC), will host “What Good is the Press? Examining the First Amendment, Freedom of the Press and the Future of Journalism” on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3.
The panel discussion, which is part of a nationwide celebration of the NPC’s 100th anniversary, marks the first time the Washington, D.C.-based NPC has taken its programs on the road.
“The First Amendment is literally etched into the glass of Newhouse 3, and it is at the heart of everything we teach here,” says Charlotte Grimes, the Newhouse School’s Knight Chair in Political Reporting and organizer of the forum. “It’s a delight and privilege to join the National Press Club in examining how we protect the First Amendment and preserve journalism’s core values in these challenging times of technological and economic change.”
Gil Klein, former NPC president and national correspondent for the Media General News Service, is coordinator of the NPC’s centennial project and will serve as panel moderator. Panelists include Grimes and:
- Neill Borowski, managing editor of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Goldsmith Award for investigative reporting;
- Bill Carey, senior reporter with News 10 Now in Syracuse; and
- Aileen Gallagher ’99, associate editor/online for New York Magazine.
The NPC is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. Founded in 1908, the NPC includes 3,700 members representing most major news organizations. Each year, the NPC holds more than 2,000 events, including news conferences, luncheons and panels, and more than 250,000 guests visit its headquarters. More information is available online at http://www.press.org.
The centennial program is sponsored by the insurance company Aviva USA, which is supporting the distribution of 12,000 copies of the NPC’s documentary and education materials, as well as promotion of the forums.
For more information, contact Grimes at 443-2366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.