Civics, Humanities, and News Media In NJ

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Public Forum: Civics, Humanities and News Media in NJ

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7 pm

Arts Council of Princeton
102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ

...considering 'news' from the perspective of civics, citizenship, and the human story


7:05 - Part I  

Welcome: Jeff Nathanson, Executive Director, Arts Council of Princeton        
Introduction: Susan Haig, Founder & Creative Director, NJ Arts News         

Daniel Day - Director, News & Editorial Services, Princeton University        
Dr. Sharon Ann Holt - Executive Director, NJ Council for the Humanities            
Dr. Stanley Katz - Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs        

Nancy Solomon - Managing Editor, New Jersey Public Radio, WNYC            
Chris Satullo - VP, News & Civic Dialogue, WHYY                        
Doug Doyle - News Director, WBGO 88.3 FM                     

Bob Males - Executive Producer, NJ Today, NJTV (Channel 23/8)            
Debbie Galant - Director, New Jersey News Commons, MSU                
Mike Shapiro - CEO & Publisher,                

How has 'news' changed for you since 2005? 
Where in NJ are 'civics' and 'humanities' thriving?

8:15 - Part II   

Three Hypotheticals: Introduction: Susan Haig

Behavioral Magic Wand: What would you change about NJ citizens' behavior, habits and interests and why?  (Daniel Day, Chris Satullo, Doug Doyle)                      

Meadowlands Conundrum: 8,400-acre recovering wetlands and ecosystem; site of 80,000 seat MetLife Stadium and 2014 Super Bowl; site of proposed American Dream Amusement Park and Water Park; How could journalists approach this complex saga, and with whom? 
(Nancy Solomon, Debbie Galant, Bob Males)      

10 pm Newscast: A 15-minute weekday late-evening newscast
What's in it, and how do you approach it?      
(Dr. Sharon Ann Holt, Mike Shapiro, Dr. Stanley Katz)    

8:55 Q & A; audience response    

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