The New Media World—How it Works, What it Means

Steven V Roberts

Topic: The New Media World—How it Works, What it Means
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Place: Irondequoit Country Club: 4045 East Ave. [14618]
Time: 6:00 Reception; 7:00 Dinner; 8:00 Speaker Presentation
followed by Q and A
Cost: $55 per person, buffet style. Cash Bar
Dinner: Buffet style – 2 protein options, 1 vegetarian option

***Registration Policy: RSVP via Email to Christine Grout at WACRContact@gmail.com. Mail your
check for the dinner[s] to: WACR, PO Box 25462, Rochester, NY 14625 no later than May 16, 2023.

The World Affairs Council of Rochester looks forward to welcoming you to our first event of the new season on Tuesday, September 19. Many of you may already be familiar with our September speaker – Steve Roberts, who spoke in the Rochester area many years ago with his wife, Cokie Roberts.

“Media” refers to the vast array of communication channels through which news and other data is disseminated – including written, televised, or spoken. No matter what the topic, or field of information, the media informs the world population and is a force that impacts what people know, their opinions, attitudes and behaviors – ultimately shaping modern culture. The vast array of communication channels has constantly expanded over time and today, many are associated with specific political viewpoints. Today, much of the population is informed via the internet, which has the capacity to deliver information in real-time and has fueled the growth of social media.

Steven Roberts is Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, has been a journalist for more than 50 years, is a TV and radio analyst and best-selling author. He has covered some of the major events of his time, from the antiwar movement and student revolts of the 60s and 70s to President Reagan’s historic trip to Moscow in 1988 and thirteen presidential election campaigns.

He graduated from Harvard cum laude and joined the New York Times as a research assistant to the Washington bureau chief Scotty Reston. His 25-year career with the Times included assignments as bureau chief in Los Angeles and Athens, Greece, as Congressional and White House correspondent and as a senior writer at U.S. News for many years. He remains a practicing journalist, political analyst, a nationally syndi-cated newspaper columnist and is the author of eight books.

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