Thought Leadership and the Op-Ed Project: Wellesley College,  Wellesley, MA
October 23, 2015


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Moderator: Geneva Overholser, ’70
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Faculty Panelists: Angela Bahns (Psychology), Roxanne Euben (Political Science), Phil Levine (Economics), Kathryn Lynch (English) and Adele Wolfson (Chemistry)
 American Society of News Editors, Chicago
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Moderator: Geneva Overholser, senior fellow, Center for Communication Leadership and Policy at the USC Annenberg’s School for Communication and Journalism
Kathleen Carroll, executive editor, The Associated Press
Kathleen Davis, leadership editor, Fast Company
Aminda Marques Gonzalez, executive editor, Miami Herald
 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Sessions on Open Journalism
Vienna, 2014

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GO on Vienna panel

Conclusion of first sessions at OSCE sessions on Open Journalism, Vienna, 2014


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Second Sessions, September 2014, see video here


Baruch College, New York City, 2014

Truth Be Told:  False Equivalency: Harold Varmus, Margaret Sullivan, et al at Baruch College

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See video of event here


USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy,

New York City, 2013

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Gary Pruitt, Len Downie conversation on “Government, Journalists and their Sources”


Paley Center, New York City, 2013

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Riptide report panel with Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., John Huey, Paul Sagan


See this weekly series of speakers I moderated at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism Director’s Forum from 2008 to 2013, featuring such speakers as Dean Baquet, Sylvia Lopez, Keving Davis, Ian Bogost, Lisa Shepard, Paula Madison, Rafat Ali, David Boardman, Melanie Sill, Dori Maynard, Len Downie and many more.


Paley Center, New York City, 2007

Panel on Reporting on the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars with Charles Lewis, James Goodale, Colby Buzzell, Mark Feldstein, Doug Jehl, Eason Jordan, Lt. Col. Richard Long


The Hurley Symposium at the National Press Club from 2001 to 2007 featured discussions I moderated on such topics as the abuse of anonymous sources, (edited remarks from participants in that symposium, The Seduction of Secrecy: Toward Better Access to Government Information the Record,” can be found here: The White House: Can It Control the Press?,  here: A Downward Trend in Use of Anonymous Sources,
here: Reporting in an Era of Heightened Concern About Anonymous Sources and here: Offering Anonymity Too Easily.

Other Hurley symposia focused on  the role of the public in public affairs reporting  and on driving innovation through new media/old media partnerships, among other topics.

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