RIT Debuts New Lecture Series about Transformation of News Media, April 30

Michael Kane, president and publisher of the Democrat and Chronicle, will be inaugural speaker

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The transformation of news media is the focus of a new lecture series at Rochester Institute of Technology debuting on Wednesday, April 30, prior to RIT’s School of Print Media Industry Day event.

Michael Kane, president and publisher of the Democrat and Chronicle, will be the inaugural speaker of the Paul and Louise Miller Lecture Series. Kane will speak from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science auditorium on the RIT campus. His presentation is free and open to the public.

“Gannett Inc. has been one of our biggest and continued supporters for news media research, and so it’s an honor to kick off the series with Michael,” says Twyla Cummings, the Paul and Louise Miller Distinguished Professor in RIT’s School of Print Media. “Michael’s contributions to both the world of traditional newspaper publishing and to alternate forms of media have been significant.”

Kane’s lecture will be a highlight among the activities of the School of Print Media’s sixth annual Industry Day. The event provides a networking opportunity for students of various majors to connect with media industry professionals from such companies as the Democrat and Chronicle, Time Inc., Brown Printing, York Label and Goss International.

“We hope that the lecture series is another way to engage our students and expose them to the exciting things happening in this changing industry as they prepare for possible careers in the field,” adds Cummings.