Join the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC for a panel discussion on the future of journalism in an increasingly corporate media environment.
Jim Brady has served as the executive editor of washingtonpost.com since November 2004.
Prior to his appointment as executive editor, Brady served as a consultant for washingtonpost.com, focusing primarily on product development and strategy.
This is Brady's second stint at washingtonpost.com. He served as sports editor and assistant managing editor for news from 1995 to 1999 and was on staff for the site's official launch in June 1996. During his time in news, Brady helped coordinate the site's coverage of the Clinton impeachment.
After leaving washingtonpost.com in 1999, Brady spent more than four years at America Online, serving as group programming director of News and Sports, executive director of Editorial Operations, and vice president of Production & Operations. During his time at AOL, Brady was in charge of the service's coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the 2000 presidential election.
Before originally moving to washingtonpost.com, Brady was a sportswriter at The Washington Post from 1987 to 1995.
Mark Jurkowitz is the associate director of the Project of Excellence in Journalism and has spent nearly two decades covering the news media. He was the press critic and author of the Boston Phoenix’s “Don’t Quote Me” column from 1987-1994 and again from July 2005 until June 2006.
In between, he spent 10 years at The Boston Globe, initially as the paper’s ombudsman and then as its first full-time media beat writer. A graduate of Boston University, Jurkowitz has taught a course on media ethics at both Northeastern University and Tufts University and has been a commentator on media-related issues on outlets ranging from CNN’s “Reliable Sources” to NPR’s “On the Media.”
He has also made more than 300 appearances as a regular panelist on “Beat the Press,” a weekly program on Boston’s WGBH-TV that scrutinizes the journalism profession. In the 1990’s, he spent a number of years as a radio talk host on WHDH-AM and WRKO-AM in Boston.
Gil Klein is the director of the Centennial project at the National Press Club. Since arriving in Washington for Media General in 1985, he has covered the White House, Supreme Court, Congress, political conventions and presidential campaigns. He was a general assignment reporter specializing in Southeastern issues before establishing a national education beat.
He got his start in journalism in 1974, writing for the Tampa Tribune about small Florida towns such as Frostproof, Eagle Lake and Fort Meade. He left Florida in 1975 to report on police and courts for the Gwinnett (Ga.) Daily News but returned to the Tribune a year later as the environment, energy and transportation reporter.
His assignments have taken him to Colombia, Cuba, Panama, Puerto Rico and Mexico, as well as all over the southeastern United States. He covered the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant disaster, the Mariel Boatlift, the 1990 Washington summit between Mikhail Gorbachev and George H.W. Bush, and President Clinton’s impeachment.
In 2005 he coordinated a multi-media project on the 40th anniversary of the Selma March and passage of the Voting Rights Act that won Media General’s first D. Tennant Bryan Award for multi-media journalism.
He was president of the National Press Club in 1994.
Susan Page is the Washington Bureau chief of USA TODAY, covering her 9th presidential campaign (and still trying to get it right). She's interviewed the past 8 presidents and reported from 5 continents.
Bill Plante has served as the CBS News White House correspondent during the administrations of Ronald Reagan (beginning in 1981), Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
During the administration of the first President Bush, he was CBS News' State Department correspondent (1989-92).
Plante's reports are seen regularly on The Early Show, where he is Senior White House Correspondent, and the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
A panel of journalism experts discusses the delicate tightrope modern journalists must walk to balance consumer demand for certain stories and opinions with their responsibility to accurately cover world events.