National Press Club

NPC Forum in Atlanta Oct. 14

October 8, 2008

he Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Pultizer Prize-winning editorial page editor and the anchor of an Atlanta TV station will appear with a journalism professsor and a longtime political writer and editor to discuss the news industry next week as part of the Club's nationwide conversation about the direction of the business.

The Oct. 14 event will begin at 6 p.m. at Georgia Public Broadcasting, 260 14th St. in Atlanta. It is open to the public. Admission is free for National Press Club members, Atlanta Press Club members and students; admission for others is $15.

The NPC Forum on “The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press and the Future of Journalism” will feature:

  • Cynthia Tucker, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Pulitzer-prize winning editorial page editor and syndicated columnist
  • Jill Becker, anchor of 11 Alive News from 5 to 8 a.m. and 11 Alive News at noon
  • Kent Middleton, chairman of Journalism, Grady School of Mass Communication at the University of Georgia
  • Dick Pettys, editor of Insider Advantage Georgia with more than three decades of experience covering Georgia politics mostly for the Associated Press

The panel will be moderated by Gil Klein, a veteran Washington correspondent, past National Press Club president, and director of the Club’s Centennial Project.

This forum is part of a nationwide conversation the Club is holding during our100th anniversary to look at where the news business is going and what news consumers should be demanding.