If you’ve ever wanted to meet with the world’s most powerful media representatives in your quest for global domination (and I know a lot of you out there have that somewhere on your to-do lists, in between watering the plants and buying milk), then consider stopping by the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at 6:30 on October 16. Why? Because that’s where it’s at. Former CBS News Anchor and current HDNet reporter Dan Rather, New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson, Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley, and NYU’s very own journalism professor and PressThink founder Jay Rosen will be featured in a panel discussion, “The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press, and the Future of Journalism.” The roundtable is sponsored by the National Press Club, the Foreign Policy Association, and the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and moderated by veteran correspondent Gil Klein.
The choice of panelists could make for an an interesting night: in 2005, amid controversy over the Killian documents, Jay Rosen wrote an open letter to Dan Rather criticizing his attitude toward bloggers, and recommending that he create a blog himself. It is unclear whether this issue will be brought up during the discussion.
The event is free and open to the public.
Check back later with Mazza First Hand Source for a complete report on the discussion.
The NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute for Journalism
20 Cooper Square
New York, NY