Journalism in the Digital Age Explored During RIT Symposium, Dec. 5

Follow RITNEWS on Twitter How Americans get their news, where they find it and who reports it are issues that have changed dramatically and in short order. The potential benefits and fallout of this transformation will be up for debate at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Journalism in the Digital Age, a daylong symposium sponsored by RIT’s Department of Communication, takes place Monday, Dec. 5, in the Student Alumni Union on RIT’s 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.

“Newsmakers, news reporters and news consumers have all been effected by the introduction of digital media,” says Bruce Austin, chairman of the Department of Communication. “This symposium investigates news and news-making from several significant perspectives: the mainstream media, the niche media, the photojournalists and the Web bloggers.”

The discussion focusing on mainstream media in the digital age will feature a distinguished panel of local and national experts including 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).

Journalism in the Digital Age is free and open to the public. For more information, including an event schedule, and to register online, visit