• Journalism in the Changing Media World


The Department of Communication and Journalism will sponsor a two-day conference, “Journalism in the Changing Media World,” as part of the Centennial Partnership Series.

More than 20 journalists from print, broadcast and the Internet will discuss challenges and opportunities presented by major changes in today’s news media on March 26-27, 2007, in the C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple St., Boston..   

Five panel discussions are scheduled, covering: the future of newspapers, Internet/online news, investigative reporting, broadcast news and opinion journalism.

Newspaper panel

Boston Globe Editor Marty Baron; Denver Post Editor Greg Moore; Bob Giles, curator of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism; and Ellen Soeteber, a visiting fellow at the Poynter Institute.

Internet/online panel

Christopher Lydon, publisher of Radio Open Source; David Warsh, online publisher of Economic Principles; and Margo Howard, a national columnist with Yahoo, formerly with Slate.com.

Investigative reporting

Walter Robinson, former head of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team; Jim Taricani, WJAR-TV in Providence, who recently served a six-month federal sentence for refusing to reveal a source; and Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Golden.

Broadcast news

WCVB-TV, Channel 5 anchor Natalie Jacobson; New England Cable News anchor R.D. Sahl; and Emily Rooney, host and executive editor of WGBH’s Greater Boston. 

Opinion journalism

Boston Globe columnists Joan Vennochi and Derrick Jackson; Boston Herald columnist Peter Gelzinis; and syndicated columnist Froma Harrop, of the Providence Journal.

Faculty member Bruce Butterfield, formerly of The Boston Globe coordinated the conference, which is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Beacon Hill community.

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