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2004 Seminar Schedule

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

March 14-19, 2004
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 by *. You must have identification to be admitted to all venues, including AUP, so carry your passport with you.


Saturday, March 13

7:00 p.m.  Welcome Dinner, La Terrasse, Place de l'Ecole Militaire, 75007 Paris

Sunday, March 14

5:30 p.m. Welcome reception and overview of the program at the home of Nancy and Richard Asthalter, 6 rue de Solferino, 75007 Paris. She is a member of the Center Board and Professor of American History at the University of Paris. The speaker will be Eileen H. Bastainelli, founding President of Milestone Media, a Paris based consulting company, specializing in interactive television. "New Technologies and New Media Opportunities."

Monday, March 15

9:30 a.m.  *Depart Hôtel Malar for 10:00 visit at UNESCO with Press Officer Marion Tucker and another international Senior Communications Officer. "How does a Diversified Global Organfization Deliver its Message?" Do not forget your passport.    Lunch independently.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  AUP Combes C12 Cathy Nolan, People Magazine correspondent in Paris, and Madeleine Czigler, documentary filmmaker for Canadian television. "The Human Interest Story. Is It the Same the World Over?"

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.  Adrian Dearnell, Founder and CEO of EuroBusiness Media. Formerly Bloomberg News. "The Business Side of the News and the News About International Business."

Tuesday, March 16

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.  AUP Combes C12 Nicola Keegan, long time Paris resident, novelist, and Fodor's Travel Guide editor. "Making It As A Travel Writer Overseas."

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch at the American University of Paris.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Christian Béraud Letz, Paris and Prague resident and founder of Media group in the Czech Republic, will talk about publishing in France and Central Europe. "The Changing Publishing Scene in the Old and New Europe."

2:15 p.m.  Departure for the International Herald Tribune

3:00 p.m.  *International Herald Tribune, 6 rue des Graviers, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine. Métro: Pont de Neuilly. Kathy Knorr and Diana Horowitz. "How the World's First Global Newspaper Serves a Globalizing World."

Wednesday, March 17
AUP, 147, rue de Grenelle (behind the church to your right, after you walk under the arch)

9:15 - 10:45 a.m.  Radio/TV Journalism Panel: Diane Seligshon, originally from New York, in Paris for 25 years, Radio France International English Journalist, specialist on Africa, runs a program for UNESCO; Brett Kline, also from New York with France 2; Allis Moss, BBC correspondent; Joanne Dandres, from Chicago, journalist/writer, hosted a radio program in Qatar for many years. "What It's Like to be an International Journalist."

11:00 - 12:15 p.m.  Drora Ben Dov, Israeli journalist and communications specialist, lecturer in communications at Tel Aviv University currently residing in Paris talks about living abroad (she has lived in London, Italy, and the US), working as a political correspondent with El Haar'etz, prestigious and oldest Israeli newspaper. "Journalism in Today's Middle East."

12:15 p.m.  Lunch at the American University of Paris.

3:00 p.m.   *US Embassy Information Officer Melissa Clegg-Tripp will receive students at the Embassy for a Press and Information Office tour. "Diplomacy and the Press." Do not forget your passport.

Thursday, March 18

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.  Liberation, a French newspaper. Former foreign correspondent François Sergent will show you around. "A Close Up Look at a Leading French Daily." 11, rue Béranger 75003 Paris.

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Literary walk with Professor Bill Kumbier of Missouri Southern State University.

7:00 p.m.  Buffet dinner at the home of Lee and Berna Huebner, 3 rue Lalo, 75116 Paris. Métro: Porte Dauphine (ligne1). Mary Kelly, former IHT Travel Editor and a longtime Cairo resident, will speak about her experiences and her recently published book about Paris. "From the Nile to the Seine."  

Friday, March 19

10:30 - 12:30 p.m.  A tour of Agence France Presse (AFP), one of the world's leading news agencies, and a talk with reporter Susan Stumme and Marlowe Hood of the AFT Multimedia Service. 11/13, place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris. Métro: Bourse.

8:00 p.m.  Evening at the Paradis Latin.  

Saturday, March 20

11:30 a.m.  Coffee with Jim Bittermann, CNN Correspondent, and film producer Pat Thompson. "Informed, Irreverent and Unblinking."


The following people attended the March 14-19, 2004, International Media Seminar.

Missouri Southern State University
Janet Boyd, Retha Browning, Wayne Buck, Aaron Duff, Adam Fast, Russell Hagerman, Melissa Husby, Matt Mahurin, Jennifer McMillian, Sarah Reed, Allison Rosewicz, Lyndsey Shaffar, Krystal Turner, Shannon Wilson, Dr. Chad Stebbins (professor), Brenda Kilby (professor), Rod Surber (professional staff member)