Call for speakers

The Rutgers University-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration Center for Media and Democratic Governance is holding its third annual conference on April 11. The theme is “Seeing Through the Spin: Sorting Fact from Fiction in Public Information.’

This conference is designed to improve the skills of news professionals to cover and report information about public affairs accurately and insightfully and without undue government interference. The day-long program will include individual speakers and panels. We welcome proposals to organize a panel or to be a presenter. The conference is free and open to the public. An audience of about 100 media practitioners, students and faculty members is anticipated.

The conference is co-sponsored by the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University, Newark; the Center for Media and Peace Initiatives, a New York-based international organization of news professionals from around the world, and the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Proposals should be no longer than one page, and sent to the conference chair, Professor Michael Gershowitz at mgersh@andromeda.rutgers.edu. The deadline is January 31, 2014.

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