The Brookings Institution will launch a weekly discussion series on news media issues growing out of the current anti-terrorism campaign on Wednesday, October 31, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Stephen Hess of Brookings and Marvin Kalb of Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center have designed the series to create a low-key environment in which journalists and government officials can meet to discuss government/press problems and conflicting interests. The series will also be a forum to consider other media matters that relate to the current crisis, such as the use of new media technology and the economics of providing adequate war coverage
The program is co-sponsored by Brookings and the Washington office of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Panel will includeBARRY ZORTHIAN Partner, Alcalde & Fay; former Vice President of Time, Inc.; spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Saigon during the Vietnam warDANIEL SCHORR Senior News Analyst, National Public Radio; Veteran reporter covering major stories for more than six decades including World War IISTANLEY KARNOW Author of Vietnam: A History; former correspondent for Life, Time, Washington Post, and NBC News, among others