Walter Cronkite, Where Are You?What is the state of news media today?
How has journalism changed and evolved?
And what can be done to address today's media challenges?
WHEN Thursday, March 9 @ 5PM
WHERE FST's Keating Theatre
TICKETS This event is free to attend. Registration required.
Elon Musk buys Twitter. Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post. If you have $100, you can run your own news program! 52% of Americans today get their news from digital platforms. As polarized as our country is today, many believe news outlets—whether print, electronic, or digital—are more polarizing than ever before. How the news is presented is increasingly dependent on the political persuasion of the network’s audience. This forum will explore this crisis in news information, why it has persisted, what can be done to address it, and why it can be destructive to this country and our democracy if it is not fixed.
Mercedes Soler-Martinez, Co-Owner and President of Solmart Media
Robert Lorei, Managing Editor for Florida This Week at WEDU TV
Renee James Gilmore, Executive Producer/ABC7 WWSB/Empowering Voices
Tom Tryon, Former Opinion Editor for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
This FST Forum Discussion is inspired by themes presented in FST's Mainstage production of Network
REGIONAL PREMIERE. Anchorman Howard Beale isn’t pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast after announcing he’s been let go, he unravels live on air. But when his ratings soar, the network seizes on its newfound populist prophet, and Howard becomes the biggest thing on TV. Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Paddy Chayefsky, Network examines what happens when we get caught up in the allure and illusion of truth and TV. Learn more.