New York University’s Department of Culture and Communication in the Steinhardt School will host a panel discussion examining the current state of journalism on April 21. Panelists will discuss two interrelated themes: How is journalism, as a profession and a business, being transformed in the U.S. and globally - and with what consequences for contemporary democratic societies? And, what can academic research and criticism add to our understanding of these transformations, and the larger role of journalism in society.

“Taking Journalism Seriously: In the United States and Abroad” will take place on Friday, April 21, at 3 p.m., at NYU’s Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South), Room 802.

Rodney Benson, NYU assistant professor in the Department of Culture and Communication, will moderate the event. Panelists include: Daniel Hallin, professor of communication, University of California-San Diego; Eric Klinenberg, associate professor of sociology, New York University; Jay Rosen, professor of journalism, New York University; and Barbie Zelizer, professor of communication, University of Pennsylvania.

The event is free and open to the public. To R.S.V.P., email with “journalism” in the subject line.

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