Journalism in the Service of Democracy

Panel Two: Reinventing and Reinvigorating the News Environment

Panelists:
Amanda Bennett, Executive Editor/Enterprise, Bloomberg News
Jim Kennedy
, VP and Director of Strategic Planning, The Associated Press
Betsy Morgan, CEO, The Huffington Post
John Stack, VP, Newsgathering, Fox News Channel
Jim Willse, Editor, The Star-Ledger

Moderator:
Geoffrey Sands
, Director of McKinsey & Co.'s Global Media Entertainment and Information Practice

While the opening panel concentrated on the challenges for journalism schools in a changing media landscape, this panel looked at those same issues as they are occurring and creating challenges in a news environment. As the industry grapples with declining circulation and fragmented audiences, the issues are still the same: trying to stay relevant as a business and as a resource for information.

 

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Related Discussions from the Paley Center Collection: News History

Paley Collection Clip 1: Learning from the Last War: The Media and the Military: World War II Generation: A United Front, 11/14/2000—This seminar, held in New York and moderated by former Museum of Television & Radio president Robert M. Batscha, features a discussion with the following panelists:  Walter Cronkite, longtime television news anchor and World War II print journalist; Richard C. Hottelet, foreign correspondent in Europe before and during World War II and veteran CBS reporter; Williamson Murray, coauthor of A War to Be Won:  Fighting the Second World War; and Michael Sweeney, assistant professor of journalism at Utah State University. Richard Hottelet, foreign correspondent in Europe before and during World War II and veteran CBS reporter, talks about the importance of Edward R. Murrow’s reporting during WWII. Other panelists discuss the importance of radio and press access.

Paley Collection Clip 2: The Creative Process: Creating a Prime-Time News Magazine: 60 Minutes, 4/8/1997—The panel discusses changes that have taken place in their news show over the years.

Paley Collection Clip 3: From Bella to Hillary: Women, Media, and Politics with Donna Edwards, Carol Jenkins, Marlene Sanders, Gloria Steinem, Marie Wilson, and Others, 4/24/2008Carol Jenkins, president of the Women’s Media Center, discusses issues being faced by women working in, and being portrayed by, the media.

Paley Collection Clips 4A and 4B: Learning from the Last War: The Media and the Military: The Vietnam War: Conflict at Home and Abroad, 11/15/2000—This seminar, held in New York and moderated by former Museum of Television & Radio president Robert M. Batscha, features a discussion with the following panelists: journalist Morley Safer of 60 Minutes; historian and author William Hammond; Pulitzer Prize–winning author and journalist Stanley Karnow; journalist Sydney Schanberg; retired Air Force General Brent Scowcroft; and retired Marine Reserve Colonel Barry Zorthian. 4A: The panel discusses press access and censorship during the Vietnam War. 4B: The panel discusses the new medium of television during the Vietnam War.

To view any of these programs in their entirety, please visit one of our libraries in New York or Los Angeles. 

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