Media and Foreign Policy

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A Conversation with Network News Executives (Audio)

Speakers: Stephen A. Capus, Ken Jautz, David Rhodes, and Benjamin B. Sherwood
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Gideon Rose


Executives from NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN discuss the future of the news media, including the importance of international news coverage, the rise of online news, and the effects of technology on the industry.

This meeting was made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation.

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Audio Speakers: Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel
Presider: Megan McArdle

Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel discuss the future of the international news media, including the proliferation of media outlets, their changing business models, and the effects the new media landscape has on an informed public.

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Sustaining Journalism in the Digital Age (Audio)

Speakers: Bill Nichols, Vijay Ravindran, and Vivian Schiller
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Alberto Ibargüen

Experts discuss how to harness new media technologies to distribute news.

This event was part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event and was made possible through the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

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War Zones: The Changing Environment for Foreign Correspondents (Audio)

Speakers: Kim Barker, Mohamad Bazzi, Christopher Dickey, and Kathy Gannon
Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass
Presider: Christiane Amanpour

Listen to former Edward R. Murrow press fellows analyze the difficulties associated with reporting from war zones based on their experiences.

This session was part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event, which was made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and Time Warner, Inc.

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The Future of News

Please join Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel to assess the challenges and opportunities associated with an increasingly fragmented international news media, including the proliferation of media outlets, their changing business models, and the effects the new media landscape has on an informed public.

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Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

5:30 to 6:00 PM RECEPTION

6:00 to 7:15 PM SESSION ONE
Welcome: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

War Zones: The Changing Environment for Foreign Correspondents
Kim Barker, Former South Asia Bureau Chief, Chicago Tribune; 2009-2010 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow
Mohamad Bazzi, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; 2007-2008 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow
Christopher S. Dickey, Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor, Newsweek; 1983-1984 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow
Kathy Gannon, International Correspondent, Associated Press; 2003-2004 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow
Presider: Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent, CNN

7:15 to 8:30 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Thursday, September 10, 2009

8:00 to 8:30 AM BREAKFAST RECEPTION

8:30 to 9:45 AM SESSION TWO
Reporting from Closed Societies
Caryle M. Murphy, Independent Journalist and Author; 1994-1995 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow
David J. Remnick, Editor, New Yorker; 1991-1992 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow
Elizabeth Rubin, Contributing Writer, New York Times Magazine; 2008-2009 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow
Dan Southerland, Vice President of Programming and Executive Editor, Radio Free Asia; 1990-1991 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow
Presider: Margaret G. Warner, Senior Correspondent, Newshour with Jim Lehrer

10:15 to 11:30 AM SESSION THREE
Technology and Commerce: The Impact on International Coverage
L. Gordon Crovitz, Cofounder, Journalism Online
Christopher Isham, Vice President, Washington Bureau Chief, CBS News
Nicholas Lemann, Dean, Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
Charles M. Sennott, Executive Editor and Cofounder, GlobalPost
Presider: John Hockenberry, Host, Takeaway, WNYC Radio

11:30 to 12:15 PM LUNCH RECEPTION

12:15 to 1:30 PM SESSION FOUR
Conversation with Network News Presidents: Meeting Industry Challenges
Stephen A. Capus, President, NBC News
Jon Klein, President, CNN U.S.
Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports
David Westin, President, ABC News
Presider: Ken Auletta, Media Industry News Columnist, New Yorker

at the Harold Pratt House, 58 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10065

This event will be on the record.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and Time Warner Inc.

To attend, please click on the following link to fill out the response form and fax it to the CFR New York Meetings Program at 212.434.9804 or call the Meetings Response Line at 212.434.9600.

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship Event Announcement and Response Form

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the New York Meetings Program by phone, 212.434.9600, or email, meetings@cfr.org.

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Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event: Sustaining Journalism in the Digital Age

This event is part of CFR’s commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship in the 2009-2010 programming year.

Special thanks to the Knight Foundation and Ford Foundation for their generous support of this event. For more information on the Murrow Fellowship, visit www.cfr.org/murrow. Video, audio, and transcript of this event will be posted on July 1.

**Please note the special time and location.**

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