Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities with journalist Claudia Rowe

Humanities Washington presents Hazel Miller Conversations in the Humanities, a lecture series designed to invite participation from new audiences and encourage exploration of new topics.

The next conversation with veteran journalist, Claudia Rowe, is Tue., March 12, 7 p.m., in the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98036, free and open to the public.

The New Front Page: 21st Century Journalism and What It Means for You

Claudia RoweVeteran reporter Claudia Rowe will lead a conversation about the current sea change in journalism, sharing stories from her experiences at various newspapers across the country. At one of those papers, editors refused to cover the disappearance of several local women; such reporting would have exposed a thriving street-prostitution trade and reflected poorly on the region. Through this prism, Rowe will discuss what can happen when financial imperatives direct news judgment – exactly what is happening in newsrooms across the nation today. She will challenge us to consider our own role and responsibility in this new media landscape. Is the role of journalism to provide stories that we want to hear or news that we need to hear?

About Claudia Rowe

Claudia Rowe has been an award-winning social issues journalist for more than 20 years, writing most recently for The New York Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Whether covering serial murder, juvenile justice, same-sex marriage or public education, the question of motivation – what compels a person to take action – has marked her work. Rowe is the winner many journalist accolades, including the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

**The series is a result of a partnership between Humanities Washington; the Arts, Culture, and Civic Engagement program at Edmonds CC; and Sno-Isle Libraries.

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