The Role of Television Journalism in a Democratic Society

A Panel Discussion with Robert Rosenthal, Moderator

Monday, April 6, 2009
6:00 p.m.
Suffolk University, C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple Street

Broadcast Journalists have been praised for breaking important news stories and criticized for breaking political candidates. Is the role of television news in our democracy to present politically neutral information or to provide informed opinion?

ROBERT E. ROSENTHAL is chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism at Suffolk University. He is an international consultant specializing in strategic communication, with a core emphasis on institutions subject to government regulation. A specialist in the field of political communication, Rosenthal is a frequent guest on radio talk shows and television newscasts.

CHARLES KRAVITZ, President of NECN, who has had a distinquished career as a television news director at several stations in Boston.

DANA ROSENGARD, assistant professor of Broadcast Journalism in the department of Communication and Journalism. Prior to his academic career, Dana was a producer for WCVB news.

Reservations will be accepted starting March 20 at 617-720-7600. The panel will also include broadcast journalists.

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