WRVO to air Borrelli Media Summit

participants in first-ever Borrelli Media SummitThe WRVO Stations will broadcast their tape of SUNY Oswego’s first Louis A. Borrelli Jr. Media Summit at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

In the summit that took place at SUNY Oswego on Oct. 27, a panel of national media figures discussed “Why Don’t We Trust the News Media? How Can the News Media Recover Public Trust?”

Panelists included Ben Bradlee, legendary editor of the Washington Post during Watergate; Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism; Kimberley A. Strassel, a senior editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal; and David Folkenflik, who covers media for National Public Radio.

SUNY Oswego alumnus Ken Auletta, a media analyst and award-winning author, moderated the panel. He has written the “Annals of Communications” column in New Yorker magazine since 1993. His 10 books include four national bestsellers such as “Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way” and “Backstory: Inside the Business of News.”

In addition to WRVO’s tape-delayed broadcast of the session, C-SPAN will air the summit nationally on cable television on dates to be announced.

The new annual summits, underwritten by an Oswego alumnus, aim to bring students into close contact with leaders in the media to discuss the significant challenges and opportunities facing this fast-changing industry. The media professionals taught classes and visited with students and faculty before the major afternoon summit meeting.

The WRVO Stations can be heard on WRVO 89.9 FM Oswego, WRVN 91.9 FM Utica, WRVJ 91.7 FM Watertown, WRVD 90.3 FM Syracuse or online at http://www.wrvo.fm.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Successful summit—Participating in the first-ever Louis A. Borrelli Media Summit at SUNY Oswego were, from left, Oswego alumnus Ken Auletta, the media analyst and award-winning author who moderated the panel; David Folkenflik, who covers media for National Public Radio; Ben Bradlee, legendary editor of the Washington Post during Watergate; Kimberley A. Strassel, a senior editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal; and Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism. (Click on picture for a larger image.) 

(Posted: Oct 25, 2005)

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