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September 2019

The Media and International Relations-Michael Roskin at the Camden Public Library

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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The Camden Conference presents Michael Roskin at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, September 17 at 7pm. This event is free and open to all. If the historic shifts in how we communicate--from spoken to written to printed to broadcast--changed how we think, what will cyber do to our thinking? One big global village or narrow tribalism? Initial indicators do not augur well for a peaceful, prosperous world. Michael Roskin, a political scientist, is a 1960 Berkeley graduate who worked as a newspaperman in Jerusalem, Frankfurt, and Geneva before returning for an M.A. at UCLA. After a year’s study in Belgrade, he joined the foreign service for a year each in Munich and Bern. He edited on AP’s World Desk in New York, earned a PhD at American University in Washington, and taught for 36 years at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania, with three years at the U.S. Army War College.…

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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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Covering the Casualties of War: Witnessing the Seeds of Revolt. A foreign correspondent looks back.-Robin Lloyd speaks at the Camden Public Library

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Public Library, 55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
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The Camden Conference will present Robin Lloyd at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, October 15 at 7pm.  His talk, “Covering the Casualties of War: Witnessing the Seeds of Revolt. A foreign correspondent looks back” will focus on his exposure to some of the most unsettled and dangerous areas of the world. This event is free and open to all. The talk will focus on what it was like to cover social upheaval and civil wars in the 80s and 90s. He will shed some light on how news is covered in difficult situations by referencing his past experiences around the world. In the 1980s and 1990s he was sent to many of the so-called hot spots of the world. Unlike a newspaper reporter, a television correspondent draws more attention and thus more scrutiny. And one of the first things he learned as a foreign reporter parachuting into a crisis…

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

January 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Rockport Opera House, 6 Central Street
Rockport, ME 04856 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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The Front Page: A History of the News from Town Criers to TV–100 minutes with Mac Deford and Tom DeMarco

January 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave
Belfast, ME 04915 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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