Event: International News Coverage in a New Media World

A joint Broadcasting Board of Governors and GWU Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communications event:

The Broadcasting Board of Governors and the GWU Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communications in commemorating the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights for a discussion of:

  • International News Coverage in a New Media World: The Decline of the Foreign Correspondent and the Rise of the Citizen Journalist
  • Experts will examine the dramatic shift of traditional media away from foreign reporting, the growth of web-based citizen journalists, and their effects on coverage of international news and human rights issues.

Date: December 10, 2008
Time: 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Location: George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium
  805 21st Street, NW
  Washington, DC 20052

Schedule

11:30 - 11:50
Light Lunch

12:00 - 12:15
Welcome and Remarks by James Glassman, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (invited)

12:15 - 1:15
Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Steve Roberts - J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University

Panelists:

* Sherry Ricchiardi - Senior Writer, American Journalism Review and Professor, Indiana University School of Journalism
* Patrick Meier - Research Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
* John Donvan - Correspondent, Nightline ABC News (invited

RSVP: pubaff@bbg.gov or (202) 203-4400

Should be an interesting discussion. Very related to the Smith-Mundt discussion of informing Americans of what is going on overseas, as well as granting oversight by Americans into what is being said and done in their name and with their (our) money.

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