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August 15, 2005

National Archives Events

So, today appears to be Announcement Day at The Chutry Experiment. But I just received an email tip about two upcoming events at the National Archives, both in late September. On Thursday, September 22, The National Archives Experience will be sponsoring a panel on blogging and journalism entitled "Blogging: Free Press for All or Free-for-All?" Here's the full scoop from the National Archives website:

In honor of Constitution Day, the Newseum and the National Archives present a program examining how technological advances are reshaping interpretation of the first amendment, which guarantees, among other things, free speech and free press. It has been said that the power of the press belongs to the person who owns one. Today, as the Internet turns desktops and laptops into personal presses, first amendment rights are challenged, and a power shift seems to be under way. Bloggers are staking a claim to "grassroots journalism," and print and broadcast journalists are looking to the future and wondering where their reporting skills fit in. What’s credible? What’s not? And, just how far does the first amendment protect this new wave of journalism? Frank Bond of the Newseum and former Channel 9 anchor will moderate a discussion with Robert Cox, president of the Media Bloggers Association and managing editor of "The National Debate"; Bruce Sanford, a first amendment lawyer with the D.C. office of Baker & Hostetler, LLP, and chairman of the board of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression; Jay Rosen, chairman and professor of journalism at New York University; and Deborah Potter, president and founder of Newslab as they examine the issues on the line when technology meets traditional journalism.
The following night there will be a panel on documentary film and copyright issues, entitled "Copyright, the Constitution, and the Crisis in Historical Documentary Film," and focusing specifically on the copyright issues that have prevented such documentaries as Eyes on the Prize from gaining a wider release. If you're interested in attending, both events are free, but you'll need to go to the National Archives website to make reservations.

Posted by chuck at August 15, 2005 1:42 PM

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