Panel discussion to focus on American journalism

by Dennis Brown

A panel discussion titled “American Journalism: A Year’s Lessons” will be held Sept. 16 (Monday) at 3 p.m. in Rooms 100-104 of McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame. The event is free and open to the public.p. Panelists will discuss the changes and challenges confronting the news media in the post-Sept. 11 world. Members of the advisory committee of Notre Dame’s John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics&Democracy will take part in the forum. The committee, which oversees the curriculum and activities of the University’s undergraduate concentration in journalism, was formed in 1997 and is composed of Notre Dame graduates involved in various aspects of communications.p. Committee members include Tom Bettag, executive producer, “Nightline”; Bill Dwyre, sports editor, the Los Angeles Times; John W. Gallivan, former chairman of the board of Kearns-Tribune Corporation and publisher emeritus of the Salt Lake City Tribune; Monica Yant Kinney, metro columnist, the Philadelphia Inquirer; John McMeel, chairman, Andrews McMeel Universal; Jim Naughton, president, Poynter Institute for Media Studies; Anne Thompson, national correspondent, NBC News; Kelley Tuthill, anchor-reporter, WCVB-TV, Boston; and Don Wycliff, public editor, the Chicago Tribune.p. Endowment and operating gifts from the family of John W. Gallivan support the work of the journalism program.

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