Panelpalooza: Upcoming Panels

A couple panels of possible interest tonight and tomorrow:

Tonight at 7:00 in George Washington University’s Jack Morton Auditorium, the school will sponsor a discussion called “Democracy and Public Argument: Where We Are and Where We Are Headed.” Speakers include NYT columnist Bob Herbert, founding partner of Engage communications Mindy Finn, GW professor and a former editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Albert May, and Bud Ward, director of the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.

Tomorrow morning at the Newseum, the International Women’s Media Foundation is sponsoring a panel moderated by PBS’s Judy Woodruff. The group will discuss the influence of social media on social causes, and will feature Bloomberg News editor-in-chief Matt Winkler, Alberto Ibargüen of the Knight Foundation, and Howard G. Buffett, the oldest son of Warren Buffett. The panel begins at 9:30 and will also be broadcast live here.

Then at 1:00, the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism’s director, Tom Rosenstiel, will participate in a discussion about Pew’s recently released “State of the News Media” report. It is the center’s eighth annual report on journalism. Frank Sesno, former CNN bureau chief and now School of Media and Public Affairs director at GW, will moderate. Also on the panel: Alberto Ibargüen, Executive Director of the Online News Association Jane McDonnell, and GW professor Matthew Hindman. The panel, hosted at GW, will be broadcast live online here.