Future of Threatened Public Broadcasting to be Examined by Industry

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With federal funding for public broadcasting under threat, top industry leaders and journalists will gather in Washington Tuesday, April 26, to discuss “The Future of Public Broadcasting: Innovating to Connect Communities.”

With federal funding for public broadcasting under threat, top industry leaders and journalists will gather in Washington Tuesday, April 26, to discuss “The Future of Public Broadcasting: Innovating to Connect Communities.”

Moderating the panel will be International Women’s Media Foundation Co-Chair Barbara Cochran, Curtis B. Hurley Chair at the Missouri School of Journalism. Speakers at the symposium include:
--Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor of PBS NewsHour
--Paula Kerger, president and CEO of PBS
--Patrick Butler, president and CEO of Association of Public Television Stations
--Bill Kling, CEO of American Public Media
--Joyce Slocum, interim president and CEO of National Public Radio
--Tom Rosenstiel, director of Project for Excellence in Journalism

Also participating in the event will be Dean Mills, dean of Missouri School of Journalism, journalists and analysts from NPR, PBS NewsHour, WAMU-FM, KBIA-FM, Minnesota Public Radio; WNET-TV, the National Black Programming Consortium and the Center for Social Media’s Future of Public Media Project.

The 2011 Curtis B. Hurley Symposium will begin with a continental breakfast 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by a program 9 a.m. to noon at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., in Washington. The Missouri School of Journalism and the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library at the press club are sponsoring the event.

To register contact Jackie Lewandowski at HurleySymposium(at)missouri(dot)edu;
202.662.7155

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