IWMF Conference Free for Students [This Week!]

22 Mar

You’re invited to the International Conference of Women in the Media!  This groundbreaking international conference, co-hosted by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and GW Global Media Institute, will bring together top women media executives from around the world to discuss remaining gender barriers affecting the status of women in the global media industry.

Event occurs this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday — click through for the full schedule, or just click here to get your free tickets now.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

9 a.m. – 11 a.m. GW Jack Morton Auditorium
The long-awaited “Global Report on Women in the News Media” will be unveiled at GW’s Jack Morton Auditorium. IWMF board co-chair Barbara Cochran will welcome the delegates. IWMF board member Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour will outline the purpose of the conference. Then Katty Kay of BBC World News America will provide an overview of the report before a panel discussion.

Conference delegates will hear from the Global Study’s principle investigator and author Carolyn M. Byerly of Howard University and representatives from exemplary media companies in their regions: Canada’s CBC General Manager and Editor-In-Chief Jennifer McGuire, Uganda’s The New Vision Editor-In-Chief Barbara Kaija, Peru’s Silvia Miro Quesda of Empressa Editora El Commercio S.A., Germany’s Taz, Die Tageszeitung Managing Editor Ines Pohl and Norway’s Kjersti Sortland, Managing Editor of Verdens Gang.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Newseum
Newseum panel moderated by Judy Woodruff of PBS Newshour will focus on the relevance of media and the influence of social media on global causes. Featured on the panel will be Bloomberg News Editor-In-Chief and Co-Founder Matt Winkler, noted philanthropist  Howard G. Buffett and Knight Foundation President Alberto Ibargüen.

12:30-2:15 p.m. GW Marvin Center

Myths about the Media: Audience, Business, and Money

Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ), recently released PEJ’s eighth “State of the News Media 2011” report. He will join moderator Frank Sesno, director of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs, and a panel of media experts for an interactive analysis that will use PEJ’s research to counter some of the popular misconceptions and myths about contemporary media. GW students will have a rare opportunity to be seated with and personally discuss media trends with media leaders and invited journalists at this luncheon.

  • Tom Rosenstiel, director, Project for Excellence in Journalism
  • Frank Sesno, moderator; director, GW School of Media and Public Affairs
  • Alberto Ibargüen, President, Knight Foundation
  • Jane McDonnell, Executive Director, Online News Association
  • Matthew Hindman, GW Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs

Friday, March 25, 2011

9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. GW Jack Morton Auditorum
Final session discussing the global objectives and regional targets. IWMF board member Maria Elena Salinas of Univision will introduce the Plan of Action and delegates will vote on a Universal Declaration of Principles and a set of regional goals.


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