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Last modified: Wednesday, November 19, 2008

National Press Club, IU School of Journalism team up to look at future of the news media

Nov. 19, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The National Press Club and Indiana University's School of Journalism are teaming up to look at the future of the news media and how to protect its core values.

Brad Hamm

IU School of Journalism Dean Bradley Hamm

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"The National Press Club Centennial Forum on The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press and the Future of Journalism" will begin at 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the Lilly Auditorium of the library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, 755 W. Michigan St. It is free and open to the public.

The panel will consist of:

  • Dennis Ryerson, editor and vice president of the Indianapolis Star
  • Bob Zaltsberg, editor of the Bloomington Herald-Times
  • Cheryl Jackson, visiting professor of broadcast journalism at IU and a former news reporter at WRTV-6 in Indianapolis
  • Emily Metzgar, assistant professor of journalism at IU (who specializes in the impact of social media on the political process)

The panel will be moderated by National Press Club President Sylvia Smith, Washington correspondent for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

"In these tumultuous times for journalism, I am pleased to be able to bring this forum to Indianapolis in alliance with a great journalism school," Smith said.

"We are excited to work with the National Press Club in honor of its 100th year," said Bradley Hamm, dean of the IU School of Journalism. "We look forward to celebrating the club's history and to discussing the future of journalism at the Indiana Centennial Forum."

This forum is part of a nationwide conversation the National Press Club is holding during its 100th anniversary to look at where the news business is going and what news consumers want. Schedules and video highlights of forums in other states can be found on the Club's Web site at

The National Press Club is the world's leading professional organization for journalists. Founded in 1908, the club has more than 3,500 members worldwide representing most major news organizations. Each year, the club holds more than 2,000 events, including news conferences, luncheons and panels, and more than 250,000 guests come through its doors.