Journalism: Bullish on the Future?

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Journalism: Bullish on the Future?

WHEN: Wednesday, March 26, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

REGISTER: visit www.cencom.org or e-mail info@cencom.org

Journalists, and aspiring journos, take heart! Many in the profession believe we're entering a new and exciting phase, and that the latest trends in data, distribution and in-depth reporting forecast a sunnier future.

New business models are emerging and changing the rules. ProPublica, an independent investigative site founded in 2007, and First Look Media, a recently-launched, multi-platform news operation, are just two examples of journalist-led sites that don't rely on advertising.

Hear from the experts on this new phenomenon and other innovations that could very well lead to more and better jobs in journalism.

George Brock, author, Out of Print; Head of Journalism, City University, London

Steven Waldman, journalist, entrepreneur and digital content pioneer

Sheila Coronel, Professor and Director of Professional Practice in Investigative

Journalism, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University

Peter Pringle, journalist and author

Moderator: J. Max Robins, media columnist, Forbes

Presented with NYU's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

What's the Buzz at BuzzFeed?

WHEN: Thursday, March 27, 2:00 to 3:00 pm

REGISTER: email info@cencom.org

BuzzFeed could very well be the hottest social content site on the web, and is fast becoming the defining news and entertainment source for the social/mobile age.

This news and entertainment company has taken the Internet by storm and amped up online advertising for brands like GE, Virgin Mobile and Geico, by shifting away from banners and using more content-driven publishing technology. Receiving over 80 million uniques a month, BuzzFeed is also making inroads with top-tier reporting on politics, economics and more.

Undergraduate Students only.

Space is limited; register early.

Meet the Filmmakers: Hoop Dreams in Iran

WHEN: Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

WHERE: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd Streets)

REGISTER: visit www.cencom.org or e-mail info@cencom.org

See this special screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary, The Iran Job, that follows basketball player Kevin Sheppard as he is contracted to play professional basketball in Iran at the height of the Arab Spring. The film provides a sharply-focused lens on a country living under the thumb of a dictator and mired in political and religious turmoil as young progressives protest their government, to no avail. Sheppard doesn't speak the language and is overcome by culture shock, yet struggles to lead a rag-tag basketball team to victory.

Conversation follows with director Till Schauder and producer Sara Nodjoumi. Moderated by Brad Balfour, Editor-in-Chief, Film Festival Traveler.

Presented with NYIT Auditorium on Broadway

Polk Awards: Covering Income Inequality

WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Cocktail Reception 5:30

WHERE: Kumble Theatre, LIU, Brooklyn Campus, Flatbush Ave. (DeKalb & Willoughby)

REGISTER: visit www.cencom.org or e-mail info@cencom.org

Hear from this year's Polk Award-winning journalists, who are at the front lines of the growing gap between rich and poor in America.

Andrea Elliott, The New York Times, author of the "Invisible Child" series

Eli Saslow, The Washington Post, author of a series documenting life on food stamps

Alison Fitzgerald, The Center for Public Integrity, on the team that reported "After the Meltdown," on the lack of accountability of executives responsible for the financial crisis

Presented with Kumble Theater and the Journalism Department, LIU, Brooklyn Campus