Sunday, October 23, 2016

Media at a Crossroads

What’s Ahead for Budding Journalists?

A One-Day Conference for Current, Student and Future Journalists

 

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Andy Carvin, founder and Editor-in-Chief of reported.ly., served as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Sylvanne Labun Student Journalism Conference.

The 2016 conference will bring together a wide range of experts — from some of the nation’s best reporters and editors, to renowned academics and media gurus — to help college reporters and aspiring journalists adapt to the changing tides of the journalism industry. Learn more below.

See a conference schedule, or learn more about our speakers.

Confirmed speakers include:

Matt Apuzzo ’00, New York Times
Adam Goldman, New York Times
Danielle Friedman, Fusion.net
Mitchell Stephens, New York University

Learn more about our award-winning slate of speakers!

Learn more about past conferences by checking out the 2015 conference page.

Learn more about the prestigious Elijah Parish Lovejoy Journalism Award, which brings some of the nation’s most renowned journalists to Colby to celebrate courageous reporting.

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About the 2016 Conference

The keystone of any democracy is a free press. In the United States, no other private institution is afforded such explicit, broad constitutional protections as the media. But the workings of the press has always reflected changes in society, technology and market pressures. From the rise of the penny press, to the creation of wire services, muckrake journalism, and live-stream newscasts, the history of journalism has been one of adaptation and adjustment.

But the winds of change have been especially strong in recent years. The 2016 presidential election has brought a host of new issues to the fore. Bedrock institutions like the New York Times and Washington Post have begun to make monumental shifts. As new Washington Post owner and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos recently remarked: “We need to think big and lean into the future. The death knell for any enterprise is to glorify the past, no matter how good it was.”

But what does this mean for a budding reporter, editor or news commentator? The 2016 Sylvanne Labun Student Journalism Conference, held in conjunction with the prestigious Lovejoy Journalism Award, will bring together a wide range of experts — from some of the nation’s best reporters and editors, to renowned academics and media gurus — to chart some of these shifts and offer insight that will help college reporters and aspiring journalists adapt to the changing tides.


Conference Schedule

For more information, please contact:

Alice Elliott

Associate Director, Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
Colby College
207.859.5313

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