View details of AFA's 2009 International Conference Is the Real News Dead? To be held at Pepperdine University in Malibu and discover resources you can use to promote balance in the media.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2009
8:00 am: Registration
9:00 am – 9:15 am: Introduction and Welcome
THE TRADITIONAL MEDIA
9: 15 am:- 10: 00 am: Opening Plenary: Are News Organizations in Crisis?
10: 00 am: - 11: 15 am: Morning Panel: Commerce, Entertainment, Reportage and Market Share: The News Media’s Divided Loyalties.
11: 15 am- 11: 30 am: Break Taking stories that the mainstream media has ignored
11: 30 am- 1:00 pm: Morning Workshops
a. Television: The Role of Celebrity in shaping and influencing the news
b. Radio: Objectivity, Fairness and Balance: Can they be expected?
c. Politics: Impact of the Media on the political process
d. Print: The Collapse of the Major Dailies – did they have it coming?
1:00 pm – 2 00 pm: Lunch
THE ALTERNATIVE MEDIA
2: 00 pm – 2: 45 pm: Afternoon Plenary: What is The Power of the Internet to Change Our Views
2; 45 pm- 4:00 pm: Afternoon Panel: Who Are the New Media Moguls ? ( Who Will Control the News?)
4:00 pm- 4:15 pm: Break
4: 15 pm – 5: 30 pm: Afternoon Workshops
a. Quality control: What can we expect from the new media?
b. The Blogosphere: Can it coexist with old media?
c. Freedom of Press in an age of terror: what responsibility does the press have to national security?
d. The Fairness Doctrine: Is it about political power or free speech?
5: 30 pm – 6: 15 pm: Closing Plenary: What Should a Democracy Expect from Its Media? ( or Can We Establish Checks and Balances for the Media in the Modern Age?)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2009
Closed Door Session: How to encourage a balanced perspective in the news media?
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