EvCC hosting talks on future of journalism

Claudia Rowe, who has reported for the New York Times and previously worked as a professor in literary journalism, will lead off a three-part series at Everett Community College on the changes shaping journalism.

On Wednesday, Rowe will discuss “The New Front Page: 21st-Century Journalism and What It Means For You.”

Rowe currently writes an education blog at the Seattle Times. She previously worked as a reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and at the Marguerite Casey Foundation in Seattle.

The other two speakers in the series are editorial cartoonist Milt Priggee and Alex Alben, a former RealNetworks executive and author of “Analog Days — How Technology Rewrote Our Future.”

On April 16, Priggee will discuss “Political Cartooning: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” and on May 14 Alben’s topic is “Analog Days: How Technology Changed Our Culture”

Staff of “The Clipper,” the EvCC student newspaper, as well as students taking journalism courses will attend the events.

Journalists both on and off campus are struggling with the rapid changes now underway in the industry, said T. Andrew Wahl, a member of EvCC’s digital journalism and communications faculty.

The three speakers are expected to discuss the role journalism continues to play in a free democracy and what the industry-wide changes in journalism will mean for democracy. The public is invited to all three events to try to spark a wider conversation about these issues, Wahl said.

The visits by Rowe, Priggee and Alben were organized by Humanities Washington, a nonprofit organization. The group has done a lot of work around the state to bring communities together using the humanities as a tool, Wahl said.

Sharon Salyer: 425-339-3486 or salyer@heraldnet.com

Journalism series

A three-part lecture series on the changes shaping journalism begins Wednesday at Everett Community College. All three events begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Whitehorse Hall Critique Space, 2000 Tower St. in Everett. All events are free and open to the public.

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