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Modern Media & the New Challenges in Journalism

Join us as we discuss with Graham Griffith, a US-based media strategist:

1) Media and democracy
2) Volume of information in modern media and the new challenges to journalism
3) How to create programming that responds to a constantly changing media landscape
4) Perspectives on broadcast journalism and user centered design

Graham Griffith is a US-based media strategist and career public radio producer with a track record of creating programming that responds to the changing media landscape. From launching Rhode Island’s first public radio program in 2000, to creating the award-winning, national talk show On Point after the 9-11 attacks, and launching The Takeaway with WNYC-New York Public Radio, Public Radio International, The BBC World Service, The New York Times, and WGBH Radio and Television, Graham has developed a unique perspective on the radio medium specifically, and broadcast journalism in general.

He now works with independent media organizations on new media initiatives and in building stronger journalistic practices. Current and recent clients include the International Committee of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), On Being, Fresh Air, Spotify, The Studs Terkel Archives, Transitions OnLine (TOL), and Futuro Media. His efforts are focused on capacity-building and user-centered design within organizations that recognize the importance of quality, independent media to building stronger civic society.

From 2009-2011 Griffith was Marsh Distinguished Visiting Professor and Marsh Visiting Lecturer of Journalism in the University of Michigan’s Communication Studies department, where he developed a series of courses on media and democracy.

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