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2002 Seminar Schedule

The Center for the Study of
International Communications
Invites you to participate in an
International Media Seminar

March 10-15, 2002
American University of Paris
31 Ave. Bosquet, 75007 Paris



HOTEL MALAR 29, rue Malar 75007 Paris Tel: (33 I) OI. Fax: (33 I) OI.

All meetings will be held in English. All programs are at the American University of Paris (AUP), except where marked.


Sunday, March 10

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Meet John Morris, former photo editor for the New York Times, Washington Post and major agencies in Europe. We will go to his home, located at 56 rue des Tournelles, 3e Mètro stop Bastille or Chermin Vert. Phone is 1(0)48045340. Meet in Hotel Lobby at 2 p.m. Take the metro line 8 at La Tour-Maubourg direction Creteil-Prefecture until Chemin Vert. It will take you about 30 min.

6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.  Meet at the Hôtel Malar lobby for information session followed by cocktails at the home of Pat Thompson, independent producer of news and documentaries, and Jim Bittermann, and correspondent for CNN and NPR commentator. 2 Blvd Raspail 75007 Paris; Code: 30A67 Mètro : rue de Bac Take the metro line 8 at La Tour-Maubourg direction Creteil-Prefecture until Concorde; take the metro line 12 at Concorde direction Mairie D'issy until rue Du Bac. It will take you about 20 min.

Monday, March 11

10:30 - Noon  AUP 31, avenue Bosquet, Grand Salon. "Food as a Metaphor for French Culture," Harriet Welty Rochefort, journalist and author of French Toast and French Fried, books about cultural differences.

Noon - 12:30  Lunch at The American University of Paris.

12:30 - 2:00  Learn about American journalist Bret Kline who works at a French Television station, FR3.

3:00 - 4:30  "The most talked about global newspaper." A visit to the International Herald Tribune (6 bis, rue des Graviers, Neuilly, Mètro Line 1 Pont de Neuilly) and a talk with Brian Manning, deputy features editor, who will discuss the ins and outs of the world's most widely read newspaper.

Tuesday, March 12

9:30 - 11:30  AUP, 31, avenue Bosquet, Grand Salon. Joan Danders, an American journalist dealing with Middle East press and Ken Kincaid, editor of an Internet newspaper concerning Algeria will share their expertise.

11:00 - Noon  Chris Oakes, technology correspondent for the International Herald Tribune and freelancer.

12:00 - 1:00  "It's All the Rage, Sports in Europe Today," Valerie Perez, France's up and coming sports journalist, moving from Texas to cable to network television. Free Afternoon  Optional shopping trip/museum tours (we will plan).

7:00  Buffet dinner at the home of Lee and Berna Huebner, 3 rue Lalo, 75116 Paris, Take the RER C at Pont De L'alma direction Argenteuil until avenue Foch. It will take you about 30 min.

Wednesday, March 13

9:30 - 11:00  "Tour UNESCO" 7 place de Fontenoy, 75007. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization. Its world headquarters is a short walk from our hotel. (Please meet at the reception at UNESCO).

3:30 - 5:30  Cuba: "In the Shadow of Doubt", narrated by the late Raul Julia. Producer Carol Polakoff will speak about the experiences and ups and downs of the two -year production, as well as the political and cultural fallout after its broadcast. The film won numerous awards, including the Golden Hugo for best documentary at the Chicago Film Festival and the Golden Gate award from the San Francisco Film Festival.

7:00  Dinner at the Boullion Chartier, a restaurant established in 1864. The menu is in French. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30. (Optional)

Thursday, March 14

9:30 -11:00  AUP 147, rue de Grenelle 75007 (left, behind Eglise St. Jean) Room 14. "Making it as a Travel Writer," by Nicola Kagan, Fodor correspondent.

11:00 - 12:30  Abby Hirsch is an investigative reporter, freelancing with the Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune. She also writes for the New York Post and New York magazine.

12:30 - 1:00  Lunch provided at The American University of Paris. 2:45  *Security clearance at the United States Embassy, 2 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris (Mètro Concorde). Please bring your passport. (Kilby will give them out and take them up again afterwards.) Take the Mètro line 8 at La Tour-Maubourg direction Creteil-Prefecture until Concorde. It will take you about 15 min.

3:00 - 4:30  *European press and political briefing: Richard Lankford, Chief Press Information Officer, US Embassy, Paris.

5:00  Optional late shopping expedition to Lafayette Galleries, etc. (Stores are open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays.) Meet in hotel lobby.

Friday, March 15

10:15 - 11:30  Visit Liberation, a leading French Newspaper, where you will meet with Francois Sergent, the long-time English language editor. Libèration, 11 rue Beranger, 75003 Paris. Mètro: Republique or Temple. Take the metro line 8 at La Tour-Maubourg direction Maisons-Alfort-Les Juilliottes until Republique. It will take you about 25 min.

11:30 - 5:00  *Trip to Versailles - Optional. Take the RER C at Pont de L'Alma at direction Versailles-Rive Gauche until Versailles-Rive Gauchet. It will take you about 50 min. 6:30  Meet in hôtel lobby for trip to Montmartre for dinner at Auberge La Bonne Franquette. Take the mètro line 8 at la tour-Maubourg direction Maisons-alfort-les Juilliottes until Madeleine take the metro line 12 at Madeleine direction porte de la Chapelle until Abbesses it will take you about 35 min.

Saturday, March 16

All Day Day is free for shopping, museums, etc.


The following people attended the March 10-17, 2002, International Media Seminar.

Missouri Southern State College
Virginia Fairchild, Desara Kilby-Short, David Kenny, Carolyn Lowry, Kayla Nash, Briana Roark, Natosha Rogers, Mandi Steele, Rhoshaunda Walker, Brenda Kilby (professor), Dr. Sabine Cramer(professor), Dr. Paul Teverow (professor)

University of Mississippi
Lisa Bailey, Lydia Hailman, Hanna Bullion,  Dr. Stuart Bullion (professor & chair, Department of Journalism)