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Impact of digital culture to be considered by panel of journalists

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 04/21/08 • Media Contact: Susan Knapp • (603) 646-3661

Kerry Lauerman
Kerry Lauerman
Frank Rose
Frank Rose
Neda Ulaby
Neda Ulaby
Jeffrey Young
Jeffrey Young
April 30 Panel Discussion titled "Our Digital Lives"

On Wed., April 30, four national journalists will be on campus to consider the ways in which digital advancements have played out in society. Part of their visit includes a free panel discussion titled "Our Digital Lives: Successes and Failures in the Digital Age." The discussion will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Silsby 028.

Participating are: Kerry Lauerman, New York editorial director for Salon.com; Frank Rose, a contributing editor at Wired magazine; Neda Ulaby, arts and culture reporter for National Public Radio; and Jeffrey Young, a senior writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education. During the panel discussion, the reporters will offer their perspectives on the digital impact on our culture and how it is influencing journalism and the media.

The conversation will be moderated by Kate Conley, the associate dean for the arts and humanities and a professor of French.

"The news media play an essential role in how we learn about and use digital tools," says Conley. "I'm interested to learn what our guests think, for example, about how email, text messaging, and social networking websites have an impact on old-fashioned face-to-face human interactions, and whether online news and blogs could possibly replace print newspapers and magazines someday. The participants at our summit will have a unique vantage point on these issues."

The event is hosted by Dartmouth's Office of Public Affairs.

Lauerman, Rose, and Young photos are courtesy of those pictured. The Ulaby photo credit is Forrest MacCormack.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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