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  • Future of Journalism
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    Future of Journalism

    Kathleen Carroll talked about the future of journalism. Topics included dangers journalists face, as well as what has changed for news operations in the year since former National Security…

  • Newseum Hosts Journalists Memorial Ceremony
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    Journalists Memorial Rededication Ceremony

    Richard Engel spoke at a Newseum rededication ceremony for its Journalists Memorial. He talked about his abduction and rescue while reporting from Syria in 2012, and why he works as a foreign…

  • Journalists Memorial Dedication
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    Journalists Memorial Dedication

    The Newseum dedicated the Journalists Memorial inside its new museum that honors 1,843 journalists from around the world who died or were killed in the pursuit of news stories. Special…

  • Politics and the Media
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    Politics and the Media

    A panel discussion was held on politics and the media, moderated by Mr. Milewski. Topics included the relationship between media, government and politics, how press coverage of government…

  • Journalism Careers
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    Journalism Careers

    As part of the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Conference Program, Mr. Kravitz will speak to high school seniors about making a difference through journalism. Among the topics he…

  • Media Coverage of the Vietnam War
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    Media Coverage of the Vietnam War

    Reporters and scholars discussed media coverage of the Vietnam War twenty years after the conflict ended. Topics included historical reality and processes of fact-finding for media…

  • World Press Freedom Day
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    World Press Freedom Day

    Participants honored journalists who died while reporting the news as they marked World Press Freedom Day. Fifty-one journalists died during the year including seven in a one-week period in…

  • Tensions between India and Pakistan
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    Tensions between India and Pakistan

    In a sometimes heated discussion, Mr. Zaidi and Mr. Mohan talked about the fairness and accuracy of media coverage in Pakistan and India. They also focused on how the media covered the…

  • Media Coverage of Business
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    Media Coverage of Business

    The participants discussed media coverage of business and economics and the ethical issues which arise when writing about money, making money and losing money. Mr. Carrington moderated the…

  • USSouth Africa Relations
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    U.S.-South Africa Relations

    After being sworn-in earlier in the day, Amassador Joseph, who was formerly the president of the Council on Foundations, spoke about the changes toward multiracial democracy in South…

  • Beijing Whats the Story
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    Beijing: What's the Story?

    Female journalists discussed the upcoming 4th United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, China. They focused on why the meeting is needed, what its impact will be and how the media will…

  • Russian Media Restrictions
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    Russian Media Restrictions

    A discussion titled “will democracy tear apart the Russian media,” the editor in chief of the Russian paper, The Independent, discussed freedom of the press. He spoke about attempts by the…

  • Foreign News Coverage
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    Foreign News Coverage

    Participants discussed freedom of the press and the issues that surround international reporting. Following opening statements, the guests took questions concerning these issues. Following…

  • North American Free Trade Agreement
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    North American Free Trade Agreement

    Participants discussed the news media’s portrayal of the debate on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). They outlined the reasons for virtual positive unanimity among U.S.…