USC’s 11th Annual Convergence
and Society Conference features two days of research and panels
exploring the conference themes: Advancing Business Journalism
and Convergence. The conference opens with an evening reception
Wednesday, September 26, then features two full days of sessions
September 27 and 28.
In addition to a full set of panels exploring the latest research,
practices, and teaching issues related to convergent journalism,
the conference features five sessions addressing business journalism.
Keynote speaker Linda O’Bryon, co-creator of PBS’s
Nightly Business Report and President of South Carolina ETV will
address the increasing importance of business journalism. Other
speakers addressing topics related to business journalism include
UNC’s Chris Roush and Reynolds Business Professor Pam Luecke
from Washington and Lee University. Veteran journalists Gabriella
Stern, global news editor at Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal, and
investigative reporter Mary Fricker will discuss lessons for students
and educators after the 2008 financial crisis.
Conference registration is open. The detailed agenda, hotel
information, and registration form all have links on the right
hand side of this page.
For more information or answers to questions about the conference,
contact Co-chair Augie Grant:firstname.lastname@example.org.