‘News Media Transformed: But Who’s the Audience?’ is Topic of Lecture at RIT, Oct. 21

Experts from newspaper, radio and TV outlets discuss transformation and changing audiences

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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 news for the most up-to-date information.

The evolution of news media will be the topic of the next Paul and Louise Miller Lecture at Rochester Institute of Technology. The panel discussion will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in Webb Auditorium in the James E. Booth Building. The presentation is free and open to the public.

The panel discussion will feature Traci Bauer, managing editor for multimedia and innovation at the Democrat and Chronicle; Stephen Dawe, news director at 13WHAM-TV; Peter Iglinski, executive producer of public affairs at WXXI; Andrew Lucyszyn, director of digital media at 13WHAM-TV; and Laura Mandanas, editor in chief, RIT Reporter magazine. Twyla Cummings, Paul and Louise Miller Distinguished Professor in RIT’s School of Print Media, will serve as moderator.

The panel will debate 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.

The lecture is part of the Paul and Louise Miller Lecture Series sponsored by RIT’s School of Print Media.