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October 2019

Violence, Victims, and Healing: How media handles major tragedies

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04104 United States
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The Camden Conference will present Julie Anderson, Editor-in-Chief for the Sun Sentinel Media Group and Orlando Sentinel Media Group, David Shribman, recently-retired executive editor of The Press Gazette in Pittsburgh, Brian McGrory, editor of The Boston Globe, and our own Peter Imber, former producer for ABC News relating their experiences covering major tragedies. Anderson's South Florida Sun Sentinel was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for public service for its impactful coverage of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Schribman's staff won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Tree of Life massacre, McGrory's staff won a Pulitzer for its coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombing, and Imber directed coverage of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters. The event, moderated by Megan Gray of the Portland Press Herald, will take place at Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland at 7 pm on October 7.

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January 2020

The Front Page: A History of the News from Town Criers to TV–100 minutes with Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco

January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco are back for a thirteenth 100-minute History Roadshow for 2020!  Each year they choose as their topic something at least vaguely relevant to the subject of that year’s upcoming Camden Conference.  It is informative, humorous and above all entertaining. The show will take place Thursday, January 23, 6:00 p.m. at the Portland Public Library, Friday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House and Sunday, January 26, 2:00 p.m. at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast.   No advanced registration is necessary, but donations are appreciated. Tom DeMarco is the author of fifteen books (his speculative novel, The One-way Time Traveler, is the latest) and a Principal of The Atlantic Systems Guild, a technology think tank with offices in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany.  Mac Deford is a retired Foreign Service officer with service primarily in the Middle East.  He had a subsequent career…

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February 2020

2020 Camden Conference-The Media Revolution: Changing the World

February 21, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 23, 2020

Camden Opera House Camden, ME United States + Google Map

In 2020, the Camden Conference will explore the role of the media in global affairs. The Conference will focus on how people in countries around the world get information, how governments and entities in the private sector filter and select what will appear in print or on the Internet, and how the quality and accuracy of information delivered to the public and decision-makers have consequences domestically and internationally. More information coming soon.

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2020 Camden Conference-The Media Revolution: Changing the World

February 22, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 23, 2020

Camden Opera House Camden, ME United States + Google Map

In 2020, the Camden Conference will explore the role of the media in global affairs. The Conference will focus on how people in countries around the world get information, how governments and entities in the private sector filter and select what will appear in print or on the Internet, and how the quality and accuracy of information delivered to the public and decision-makers have consequences domestically and internationally. More information coming soon.

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2020 Camden Conference-The Media Revolution: Changing the World

February 23, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 23, 2020

Camden Opera House Camden, ME United States + Google Map

In 2020, the Camden Conference will explore the role of the media in global affairs. The Conference will focus on how people in countries around the world get information, how governments and entities in the private sector filter and select what will appear in print or on the Internet, and how the quality and accuracy of information delivered to the public and decision-makers have consequences domestically and internationally. More information coming soon.

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