182Jan 11, 2011
Future of Public Radio
Participants spoke about the 40-year history of National Public Radio (NPR). Among the topics they addressed were the beginnings of NPR, how youth audiences feel about radio, Commenter Juan ...
50Dec 7, 2006
Issues in Journalism
A panel moderated by Norman Pearlstine talked about the future of the news industry. Among the topics they addressed were public perceptions of various forms of media, the state of the news ...
49Oct 25, 2006
Sexual Orientation and Midterm Elections
Participants talked about gay and lesbian issues in the 2006 midterm elections and the potential impact of election results on future campaigns, including the 2008 national elections. Topics ...
84Dec 9, 2005
Journalism, Sources and Secrecy
At a conference titled “National Security Archives: Celebrating 20 Years of Keeping Government Honest,” journalists participated in panel discussion on confidential sources. They ...
57Mar 23, 2005
Corporate Trust Study
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released its new report titled “Restoring Trust in American Business.” The report examined the recent corporate scandals and includes steps for ...
57Mar 17, 2005
Anonymous Sourcing and Government Secrecy
Journalists talked about the state of news reporting and professional standards in journalism. They focused on granting anonymity to sources, media leaks by politicians and others, the exercise ...
14Mar 2, 2005
Federal prosecutors and journalists discussed the issue of reporters' privilege and the ability of journalists to protect confidential sources. Matt Cooper detailed the case against him to ...
33Sep 28, 2004
Media Ownership Issues
Witnesses testified about media ownership rules and a recent federal court decision leaving some local decisions to the Federal Communication Commission. They also talked about levels of media ...
47Dec 6, 2003
Ethics in Journalism
Mr. Ogletree moderated a roundtable discussion of ethical issues facing journalists. Among the topics they addressed were the military program to embed journalists in Iraq, how reporting ...
44Apr 24, 2003
Security and Privacy in the U.S.
The Administrative Law Section held “The Great Debate of 2003: Security v. Privacy in the Post-September 11 Era.” The question was, “Resolved: On Balance, the United States ...
20Mar 26, 2002
Journalism and the War on Terrorism
Participants talked about American journalism and how well it had served the public interest in the wake of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Among the topics they addressed were editorial ...
20Feb 11, 2002
Public Affairs Reporting
Journalists and academics talked about various ways reporting had changed since terrorist attacks on the U.S., their experiences as journalists, and offered advice on training new ...
20Nov 12, 2001
Newspaper Headlines and Bottom Lines
Participants talked about the ability of American newspapers to cover the war against terrorism. Among the issues they addressed were the costs of operating foreign bureaus, corporate profits, ...
40Jun 1, 2000
The Future of Diversity in Media
Panelists explore how communities of color and culture have become a powerful force in pushing mainstream media for more representation and positive portrayals.
28Oct 18, 1999
Media Coverage of the Congressional Races
Participants discussed how the media should cover the 2000 campaign. They focused on the duration of the campaign and the difficulty of maintaining interest among readers. They also ...
9Apr 14, 1998
Pulitzer Prize Awards
Ms. Overholser, the chair of the Pulitzer selection committee, talked about the selection process and the history of the awards and her job at the Washington Post. She also took audience ...
33Apr 1, 1998
Mr. Ogletree moderated this discussion among members of Congress, journalists and journalism executives on media credibility. They examined why the public distrusts the news media and how ...
12Oct 21, 1997
Public Information about Candidates
Panelists discussed how debates fit in to the overall information network about political candidates from campaign commercials, political conventions and news coverage. They examined the ...
13Jun 27, 1997
Ms. Overholser talked about issues that concern modern day journalists and advice on some of thos issues. She talked about the effect that profit demands have on the newsrooms and the lack ...
13May 16, 1997
In the newspaper roundtable, Ms. Overholser and Mr. Bozell talked about current news stories of interest to them and took calls from viewers.
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