UMass Conference to Discuss Journalism in the Internet Age

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By: E&P Staff

Helen Thomas and other leading journalists will examine the future and sustainability of journalism, democracy, and communities in the Internet age at a conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst this summer.

In addition to Thomas (now a Hearst Newspapers/King Features Syndicate columnist), the program will include Boston.com Editor
Teresa Hanafin and veteran journalist Tom Stites, and political leaders
such as Common Cause’s Chellie Pingree.

“It’s a combination roundtable summit, workshop and conference on how the Web and multimedia technologies are redefining journalism, politics, democracy and communities,” said Norman Sims, a Journalism professor and principal researcher on The Media Giraffe Project, in a statement. “We’re creating a crossover meeting place for leading thinkers in four arenas: media, education, politics and education.”

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