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News Media Initiative


2008-2009 Academic Year

News Media Transformed, But Who’s the Audience?

October 21, 2008

Experts from newspaper, radio and TV outlets discuss transformation and changing audiences.  The Internet, blogs, and podcasts have changed the way the news is delivered to the world. Gone are the days of relying on the evening TV news for the most up-to-date information. The panel discusses issues such as who is the current news audience, how people will get their news in the future, and increasing readership/viewership utilizing various multimedia platforms.

Moderator – Twyla J. Cummings, Paul & Louise Miller Distinguished Professor

Panelists -
Traci Bauer, Managing Editor for Multimedia & Innovation, Democrat & Chronicle
Peter Iglinski, Executive Producer of Public Affairs, WXXI
Stephen Dawe, News Director, 13WHAM-TV News
Andrew Lucyszyn, Director of Digital Media, 13 WHAM-TV News
Laura Mandanas, Editor-in-Chief, RIT Reporter Magazine

News Media Today: A look at emerging career opportunities [VIEW VIDEO]
April 15, 2009

With more and more major newspapers in the United States downsizing their print operations and moving toward publishing online, the future of the news media industry is uncertain.  To educate students about the types of jobs and skills needed as the industry shifts focus, Rochester Institute of Technology hosted “News Media Today: A Look at Emerging Career Opportunities."

Moderator – Twyla J. Cummings, Paul & Louise Miller Distinguished Professor

Panelists -
Brian Ambor, VP Operations, Democrat & Chronicle
Rudolph Pugliese, Professor, RIT College of Liberal Arts
Patricia Albanese, Gannett Distinguished Professor, RIT School of Print Media