CCTV conference puts media in spotlight Saturday to examine its effect on politics
What kind of impact has the media – more or less locked out by Hillary Clinton and outright attacked by Donald Trump – had on the election? Cambridge Community Television hosts a free mini-conference Saturday on “The Media and the Election” to see if a dozen local journalists can figure it out.
The first two of three panels (“Political Reporting: What Happened?”) look at journalistic responsibility, media bias, antagonism in and toward the media and the media’s effects on third-party candidates, among other issues. The final panel (“Lead-Up to the Election: What We are Seeing Now”) explores how the media landscape and tone has changed since the primaries, the influence of polls and other issues.
The conference includes community breakout sessions and lunch.
Confirmed panelists include Jim Braude, host of “Greater Boston” on WGBH; Chris Faraone, editor at Dig Boston and founder of BINJ, the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism; Rachel Gans-Boriskin, blogger for Politics in Pink; Renee Graham and Dante Ramos, columnists for The Boston Globe; Donna Halper, media critic and Lesley University professor; Dan Kennedy, media commentator for WGBH and the Nieman Journalism Lab; Javier Marin, publisher of El Planeta; and Sarah Moawad, co-editor of Muftah’s Egypt & North Africa pages.
Confirmed moderators are Barbara Anthony, former Massachusetts Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and producer and moderator of CCTV’s BayState Forum program; Chris Bavitz, director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society; and Joe Lynch, creator, producer and host of the “Greater Somerville” talk show and news anchor of SCATV’s Somerville Neighborhood News.
“The Media and the Election” runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Information is here.
This post was written from a press release.