Schedule for Friday’s Rutgers-Newark conference

conference_alertHere’s the program schedule for the Friday, April 11 Conference on Media and Democratic Governance at the Rutgers-Newark School of Public Affairs and Administration, 111 Washington St., Newark.   The conference, which is a collaboration of the R-N School of Public Affairs and Administration, our SPJ chapter and the Center for Media and Peace Initatives,  is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

To download a copy of the conference schedule, click here. To download a flyer, click here. For registration, click here. For parking and directions, click here.


9-9:30 a.m.:  Registration and networking

9:30-9:40 a.m.: Welcome

9:40-11:00 a.m.– Panel 1: Bridgegate and open records. Panelists: John Reitmeyer, Trenton correspondent for The Bergen Record; Thomas MacLeod, New Jersey Chapter, American Civil Liberties Union; Professor Bernard Bell, Rutgers Law School; Felix Deat, doctoral candidate

11:00-12:20 p.m. — Panel 2: Covering Public Affairs in New Jersey: Sorting Fact from Spin. Panelists: Debbie Galant, director, New Jersey News Commons, Montclair State University;  Seth Wainer, senior technology policy advisor, city of Newark, NJ.; Joe Malinconico, award-winning reporter, The Paterson Press.

12:20-1:20 p.m. — Lunch and speaker: Richard Brodsky, former chair, New York State Assembly Committee on Authorities: “The Port Authority: Will is Survive? Should it Survive?”

1:30-2:50 p.m. — Panel 3: Sorting Fact from Spin Around the World. Panelists: Sunil Adam, editor, The Indian Times; Alex Ostashko, visiting Ukrainian journalist; Amelia Moore, host/producer UBC TV; Rudolph Okonkwo, syndicated columnist who writes about Nigeria.

3:00-4:00 p.m. — Speaker: Yuriy Sergeyev, Ukrainian ambassador to the United Nations: “How the World Media Portrays Ukraine

4:00-4:30 — Reception


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