MAMARONECK, N.Y. – NBC News television personalities will discuss the future of broadcast journalism at 7 p.m. on May 11 in the Tiered Classroom at Mamaroneck High School as part of the town’s Center for Continuing Education’s Notable Neighbor series.
New York Times columnist Alina Tugend will moderate the discussion that will feature NBC “Today Show” co-anchor Erica Hill, NBC National News Correspondent Kate Snow and WNBC “Today in New York” co-anchor Michael Gargiulo.
Among the topics that will be covered are the interaction of print and broadcast journalism and how “citizen journalism” and digital media have impacted what we see on the news.
“One of the topics of interest to me is how broadcast journalists distill information coming from all different types of sources – from cell phone videos to tweets - against the time pressure of putting together a broadcast and being first with the news,” said Tugend in a statement.
“Also, when there were only three major networks, broadcast journalism played a role in bringing people together – everyone saw more or less the same news. Now, many people only read or view journalism that reinforces their point of view. What role – or responsibility – does broadcast journalism have in combating the nation’s increasing polarization?”
The panel will also discuss how journalists cultivate personal relationships via digital platforms to increase ratings and how different generations consume news. They’ll also dedicate time at the end of the evening to offer career advice.
Adult tickets are $25. For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit The Center’s website www.lmcce.org or call 914-698-9126.
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