APís Thomas Curley Joins RITís ďJournalism in the Digital AgeĒ Discussion, Dec. 5

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Thomas Curley, president and CEO of The Associated Press, joins a group of distinguished panelists at Rochester Institute of Technology who will explore the rapid evolution of how the public gets its news.

Journalism in the Digital Age, a daylong symposium sponsored by RITís Department of Communication, takes place Monday, Dec. 5, on RITís Henrietta campus. The event examines how traditional methods for reporting, writing, photographing, filing, editing and publishing news are being revamped in response to the digital revolution.

Curley, a 1977 graduate of RITís MBA program, will take part in a discussion on mainstream media in the digital age. Other panelist for that session include J. Ford Huffman, editor of USA Today; Michael Kane, president and publisher of the Democrat and Chronicle; and Chuck Samuels, news director at WHAM-TV (Channel 13).

    All sessions take place in RITís Student Alumni Union as scheduled:
  • Welcoming remarks, 9:30 a.m., Fireside Lounge
  • Mainstream Media in the Digital Age, 10-11:45 a.m., 1829 Room
  • Photojournalism in the Digital Age, 1-2:15 p.m., 1829 Room
  • Blogging in the Digital Age, 1-2:15 p.m., Clark B
  • Niche Journalism in the Digital Age, 2:30-3:45 p.m., 1829 Room

Journalism in the Digital Age is free and open to the public, and media coverage is welcome. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/journalism.