GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Riley Institute at Furman University is presenting a two-day symposium in March that will look at how the media’s 24-hour news cycle is affecting American politics.
“Politics and Media: Politicking in the Age of Instant News” will be held Thursday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 22 in the Younts Conference Center on the Furman campus. The public is invited to attend.
Four sessions will take place over the two days, including two panel discussions, a conversation with former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis and South Carolina Senator Vincent Sheheen, and a keynote address by Richard Benedetto, former White House correspondent with USA Today.
For more information, contact the Riley Institute at Institute at 864-294-3546 or e-mail email@example.com.
Here is the complete schedule.
Thursday, March 17
“Campaigning in 2010: The Media’s View”
A panel discussion about the media coverage of South Carolina’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign
Moderated by Mark Quinn, host of SCETV’s “The Big Picture”
Andy Brack (Publisher, Statehouse Report.com)
Carolyn Murray (News Anchor, WCBD-TV, Charleston)
Chris Weston (Managing Editor, The Greenville News)
Brad Warthen (Former Opinion Page Editor, The State)
“Campaigning in 2010: The Politicians’ View”
A conversation with former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis and former South Carolina Senator Vincent Sheheen. Hosted by Mark Quinn.
Tuesday, March 22
“Tweeting the Constitution”
A series of humorous vignettes contrasting the founding fathers’ deliberations with today’s 24-hour news cycle, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Furman president Rod Smolla
Danielle Vinson, Professor of Political Science, Furman University
Jessica Taylor, Editor, National Journal Hotline
Nu Wexler, Former Communications Director, House Education and Labor Committee
“The Presidential Bully Pulpit: Is Anyone Listening?”
Richard Benedetto, retired White House correspondent and founding member of USA Today. A former political columnist for the Gannett News Service, Benedetto covered the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Since retiring in 2006, he has taught journalism and poltical science at American and Georgetown universities in Washington, D.C.