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Thursday April 17, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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BU Photonic Center, 9th Floor 
8 St. Marys Street
Boston, MA 02115

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Vicki Staveacre
IABC Boston 

Future of the Media Panel 

The media landscape is constantly evolving with new owners already making their mark at the Boston Globe and the Washington Post; AOL’s acquisition of the Huffington Post and disposal of Patch; and Tina Brown's departure from the Daily Beast to start a conference company. Then there's legendary investor Warren Buffett, an ex-Washington Post paperboy, acquiring 70 newspapers (including 30 dailies for an outlay of some $400 million) over the past eighteen months!

On April 17, the Boston chapters of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) and PRSA (Public Relations Society of America), along with Boston University's College of Communication, are hosting an informed discussion on the future of the media at BU's Photonic Center in Boston.  A distinguished panel of experienced luminaries and practitioners will discuss the changes that are taking place in the media industry and what the implications might be for media practitioners and students now and in the future.

Chairman and Moderator:   

Tom Fiedler, Dean, BU College of Communication, former executive editor at the Miami Herald and a Pulitzer Prize winner


  • David Fanning, Founder and Executive Producer of Frontline and Lifetime Achievement Emmy award winner
  • Kevin Cullen, columnist on the Boston Globe and a Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Rhod Sharp, veteran presenter of BBC Radio Five Live's Up All Night show (from his house on the North Shore)
  • Emily Bell, Professor of Professional Practice & Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia and previously director of digital content for Britain's Guardian News & Media

IABC and PRSA Members $35
(Earlybird Rate $25)

Non-members $50 (Earlybird Rate $40)
Students $10

Register by April 3 for Earlybird Rate!