2002 Batten Awards and Symposium

Civic Journalism: Celebrating the Past, Focusing on the Future

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Monday, April 22, 2002

2002 Batten Award Winners

Luncheon Keynote

Walker Lundy
Editor and Executive Vice President
The Philadelphia Enquirer

Dinner Keynote

Hodding Carter III
President and CEO
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Agenda 8:00 a.m. REGISTRATION, Carroll Hall

8:45 a.m. WELCOME

  • Richard Cole, Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Jan Schaffer, Director, Pew Center for Civic Journalism

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. CIVIC CONNECTIONS: GETTING THEM RIGHT
Lessons from a decade of citizen-focused journalism

  • Jennie Buckner, The Charlotte Observer
  • Frank Denton, Wisconsin State Journal
  • Dennis Hartig, The Virginian-Pilot

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. CIVIC NEWSROOMS: BUILDING NEW REFLEXES
How some journalists are doing their jobs differently

  • Steve Smith, Statesman Journal, Salem, OR
  • Dan Suwyn, Savannah Morning News
  • Gary Walker, WXXI-TV, Rochester, NY
  • Chris Satullo, The Philadelphia Inquirer

11:45 - 12:15 p.m. BATTEN AWARD WINNERS

  • Jack Nelson, Chair, Pew Center Advisory Board

12:30 - 2:15 p.m. LUNCHEON and KEYNOTES, The Carolina Inn

  • Introduction: Ed Fouhy, Pew Center on the States
  • Rebecca Rimel, President, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Walker Lundy, Editor and Executive Vice President, The Philadelphia Inquirer

2:30 - 3:15 p.m. CIVIC IMPACT: DO CITIZENS NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE?
Citizens talk about civic journalism's impact

  • Ferrel Guillory, The Program on Southern Politics, Media and Public Life, UNC-Chapel Hill

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. CIVIC MEASURES: MOVING THE NEEDLE
Researchers discuss the impact of civic journalism

  • Jay Rosen, New York University
  • Esther Thorson, University of Missouri
  • Lewis Friedland, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Philip Meyer, UNC-Chapel Hill

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. CIVIC INNOVATIONS: BUILDING NEW INTERACTIONS
Opportunities and challenges of the Web

  • Gil Thelen, The Tampa Tribune
  • Stan Strick, The Herald, Everett, WA
  • Jon Greenberg, New Hampshire Public Radio
  • Martha Steffens, University of Missouri

6:15 p.m. RECEPTION

7:00 p.m. DINNER and KEYNOTE, The Carolina Inn

  • Introduction: Davis (Buzz) Merritt , Editor and Author
  • Hodding Carter III, President, CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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