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Friday Panel Takes on Modern Journalism

UC Riverside Hosts Panel Discussion on the State of American Journalism

Public Discussion is 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14 on Campus

(January 13, 2005)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- Four people with varied perspectives on media and communications will participate in a panel discussion titled “American Journalism: Present and Future,” at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14 in room 1500 of the Humanities and Social Sciences building at UC Riverside.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. The panel includes the University of Pennsylvania’s Barbie Zelizer, Former Press-Enterprise President Marcia McQuern, UCR Professors Chuck Whitney and Toby Miller. Parking on campus costs $6 per day and may be purchased for shorter periods.

Barbie Zelizer is Raymond Williams Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of “Taking Journalism Seriously” (2004), coeditor of “Journalism after Sept. 11” (2002), and editor of the research journal Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism.

Marcia McQuern is the campus executive director of media relations and marketing. McQuern retired as President/CEO of The Press-Enterprise Company and editor and publisher of its regional daily newspaper, The Press-Enterprise, in October 2002. At The Press-Enterprise, she served as executive editor, managing editor/news, city editor, Sacramento correspondent, special projects reporter, Riverside County government reporter, Riverside city hall reporter and business-labor reporter.

Chuck Whitney is professor and vice chair of the Department of Creative Writing and professor of Sociology at UCR. Whitney is coauthor or editor of five books and the author of more than 75 book chapters, journal articles, reports and papers. A former newspaper and wire service journalist, he was chair of the Standing Committee on Research and head of the Communication Theory & Methodology Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and president of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research.

Toby Miller, is a professor in the departments of English, Sociology, and Women’s Studies and director of the university’s Film and Visual Culture Program. He is also the editor of “Television & New Media” and editor and co-editor of the book series “Popular Culture and Everyday Life” (Lang) and “Sport and Culture” (Minnesota). He recently became the co-editor of Social Identities.
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Toby Miller

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Marcia McQuern

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Barbie Zelizer

Charles Whitney

Charles Whitney

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

A broadcast studio with fiber cable to the AT&T Hollywood hub is available for live or taped interviews. UCR also has ISDN for radio interviews. To learn more, call (951) UCR-NEWS.

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