Sesno Moderates Panel on War, Media Coverage

Posted: April 29, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Frank Sesno, University Professor of Public Policy and Communication and former CNN senior vice president and Washington, D.C., bureau chief, moderates “Global War, National Security, and Non-Stop News: Are the Media Up to the Job?” a symposium on Thursday, May 2, that tackles urgent questions surrounding America’s complex war on terrorism and the media coverage it generates.

Panelists with direct experience in this debate discuss issues relating to the rights and responsibilities of a free press at a time of national peril, including how much information the public really needs, whether military leaders and policy makers can count on solid public support regardless of the information flow, and whether the media should follow a new set of rules in dangerous times when leaks can undermine missions and cost lives.

Panel participants include Rear Admiral Craig Quigley, deputy secretary of defense, public affairs; Jamie McIntyre, CNN senior Pentagon correspondent; Vicki Divoll, general counsel, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; Jim Rutenberg, media critic, New York Times; and Chris Schroeder, chief executive officer, Washington Post-Newsweek Interactive.

The event is held at 7:30 p.m. in Mason Hall, Room D23, and is free and open to the public.

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