National Press Club

Forum on the Future of Journalism: Tonight at U of Md.

October 6, 2008

The National Press Club and the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism Society of Professional Journalists Chapter are teaming up to look at the future of the news media and how to protect its core values at 6:30 p.m. today.

“The Changing World of Journalism: From Teletype to Twitter … Where Do We Go From Here,” will be held in Room 1140, Plant Science Building, at the university’s College Park campus. It is open to the public and admission is free.

Panelists include:
Amar Bakshi,

Mark Miller, News Director, WBAL Radio

Kevin Blackistone, Povich Chair, Merrill College of Journalism

Leslie Walker, Knight Visiting Prof. in Digital Innovation, Merrill College of Journalism

The panel will be moderated by Jerry Zremski, Washington bureau chief of the Buffalo News and a past Club president.

Other co-sponsors of this event include the Washington, D.C. Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Maryland Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Chapter of the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

The event begins with a preview of the Club’s centennial documentary, “A Century of Headlines,” which follows the history of American journalism through the lens of one of its leading institutions. Everyone who attends this forum will get a copy of the documentary.

This forum is part of a nationwide conversation the Club is holding on The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press and the Future of Journalism during its 100th anniversary. This series looks at where the news business is going and what news consumers should be demanding. The next forum is Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The NPC Centennial Forums program is sponsored by Aviva USA.