March 26, 2011, 1:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Session 3: Media & Communications
J. Michael Hogan, Liberal Arts Research Professor and Co-Director, Center for Democratic Deliberation, Pennsylvania State University (moderator)
Tony Blankley, Executive Vice President, Global Affairs, Edelman
Mona Charen, syndicated columnist
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School of Communication and Walter & Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania
Tanya Hamilton, film director and writer
Richard Kilberg, President, Fred Friendly Seminars
Lynn Novick, documentary filmmaker, Florentine Films
Siobhan Reardon, President & Director, Free Library of Philadelphia
Michael Schudson, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Guiding Questions for Discussion
How could the media do a better job informing citizens? How has the internet changed the way in which citizens can critique the media? Are we all able to become experts?
Is not voting better than an uninformed vote?
Is the media’s job to inform or engage viewers?
Is media programming politically biased?
Using the discussion of political leanings in public broadcasting presented in these clips, is Sesame Street good for kids? Some resources: