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2003 Seminar Schedule

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

March 16-21, 2003
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.

Schedule • Participants


Sunday, March 16

6:00 p.m. Cocktail and overview of the week’s program at the home of Pat Thompson, independent film producer, & Jim Bittermann, CNN European correspondent. 2 boulevard Raspail, 75007 Paris.

Monday, March 17

9:30 - 11:00  “Food as a Metaphor for Culture.” Harriet Welty Rochefort, journalist and author of French Toast and French Fried.

11:00 - 1:00  “Working in Radio and TV Abroad.” Panel discussion with Diane Seligsohn, long-time Paris-based journalist specializing in Africa; Joanne Dandres, Paris-based journalist who hosted a French radio program in Qatar; Allis Moss, BBC Paris cultural correspondent; and Brett Kline, US journalist who works for FR3 and Radio France and has had long experience in Gaza. Panelists will talk about their career paths, and how they integrated into other cultures.

1:00 - 2:00  Lunch at the American University of Paris.

2:00 - 3:30  “Informed, Irreverent and Unblinking.” Jim Bittermann, Paris CNN Correspondent and Pat Thompson, Independent film producer.

Tuesday, March 18

9:30 - 11:00  “Searching Images: Six Decades of Front-line Photojournalism.” John Morris, former photo editor for Life Magazine, Magnum, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, will talk about his experiences, past and present, including recent involvement with UN and Iraq concerns.

11:00 - 12:30  “Whisking and Writing in Kitchens in Dallas and Paris.” Food writer, cooking school owner, and communications professor Karel Ann Tieszen will talk about making it overseas as a food writer.

12:30 - 1:30  Lunch at the American University of Paris.

1:30 - 3:00  “The Best of Journalism and the Best of PR.” Abby Hirsch, freelance journalist who appears in the European Wall Street Journal, will speak about using journalism skills in the public relations profession.

3:00 - 5:00  “Cuba: In the Shadow of Doubt”.” Based in Paris for the last 7 years, New Yorker Carol Polakoff will talk about making a documentary on Castro and Cuba.

5:00 - 6:00  “From Cairo to Paris: Twelve Years As a Foreign Journalist.” Former Travel Editor of the International Herald Tribune, Mary A. Kelly will talk about her assignments and her newly published books.

Wednesday, March 19

11:00 - 1:00  The International Herald Tribune, 6, rue des Graviers 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine. Métro: Pont de Neuilly. Managing Ediotr Walter Wells and colleagues welcome you to the World’s First Global Daily Newspaper.

1:30  Lunch at the American University of Paris.

1:45 - 3:00  Mary Blume. Features Columnist, International Herald Tribune and author of A French Affair: The Paris Beat, 1965-1998.

3:00 - 4:30  “Press Briefing: The European Press and Politics.” Richard Lankford, Chief Press and Information Officer of the US Embassy in Paris. 4:30 - 6:00  “Covering the Changing European Business and Economic Scene.” Adrian Dearnell, formerly of Bloomberg Television News and Joel Spiro, former Economic Minister, US Embassy, Paris.

Thursday, March 20

10:00 - 11:15  Daphne Earner, Irish net journalist and humorist, will speak about making people laugh in France.

11:15 - 12:30  “First, Foremost and Unrivaled.” Peter Mikelbank, European correspondent for People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight, will speak about the challenges of covering the celebrity scene.

3:00 - 4:30  UNESCO Tour, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris Métro: Ecole Militaire. You must have your passport to be admitted.

5:00 - 6:30  Visit to Libération, a leading French newspaper located in a unique building, where you will meet with François Sergent, foreign correspondent in London and the US for many years, and long-time English language Editor. 11, rue Béranger, 75003 Paris. Métro : République or Temple.

Friday, March 21

Open Day  Brenda Kilby will escort a group to Versailles.

7:30 - 11:00  Dinner at the home of Lee and Berna Huebner, 3, rue Lalo, 75116 Paris. Métro: Porte Dauphine. Lee Huebner, former Publisher of the International Hearld Tribune and now Communciations and Journalism Professor at Northwestern University, will talk briefly about his work as a director and consultant for one of Africa’s leading media companies.

Saturday, March 22

7:00  Farewell dinner and show at l’Auberge de la Bonne Franquette in Montmartre.


The following people attended the March 16-21, 2003, International Media Seminar.

Missouri Southern State College
Jonathan BeVille, Jacob Brower, Tera Cadwell, Chell Conty, Jessica Firor, T.J. Gerlach, David Haut, Jessica Macintosh, Melissa Morgan, Naoko Onoda, Codi Price, Patti Richardson, Liz Scheurich, Lori Scott, Jacob West, Dr. Chad Stebbins (professor), Brenda Kilby (professor)

Bowling Green State University
Kate Burk (graduate student), Matthew Clark, Benjamin Cline (graduate student), Sarah Dewey, Emily Fritz, Shannon Kolkedy, Michael Ksenyak, Kristine Medford (graduate student), Adrian Mitchell (graduate student ), Julie Parentau (graduate student), Angie Scinto, Irene Scott, Nicole Spino, Andrea Wilhelm, Catherine Cassara, (professor & director), Nancy Brendinger (professor)