Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings
WHAT: Discussion: How Newspapers Can Survive, and Thrive, in the 21st Century
WHO: Robert Kuttner (author and co-editor of The American Prospect), Jill Abramson (New York Times managing editor), Amanda Bennett (executive editor of Bloomberg News and former editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer), Jim Brady (washingtonpost.com executive editor)
WHERE: The Lecture Hall at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, 2950 Broadway
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Survival is one thing. “Thrive” is unheard of, given the state of the newspaper industry. If you want to believe newspapers aren’t dead, these panelists have the best chance of convincing you.
WHAT: “24: Torture Televised” Panel Discussion
WHERE: NYU’s Lipton Hall, 108 W 3rd St
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: If the New Yorker is intrigued by torture on 24, you know Jack Bauer is doing something right.
WHAT: “Sports Media: Get Into The Game”
WHO: Budd Mishkin, reporter, NY1; Jenna Wolfe, sports anchor, WABC-TV; Jon Wertheim, writer, Sports Illustrated; Johnette Howard, sports columnist, Newsday; Josh Freedenberg, associate director, NBC Sports; Lolita Lopez, weekend sports Anchor, CW11 News
WHERE: NYU’s Kimmel Center, Silver Board Room, #914, 60 Washington Square South
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Breaking in, as told by a hodge-podge of sports journos.