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The Center for the Study of
International Communications

Invites you to participate in an
International Media Seminar Paris

March 20 - March 26, 2011
The American University of Paris (AUP) 31 avenue Bosquet Grand Salon - 2nd floor  


Hôtel Malar – 29, rue Malar, 75007 Paris. Tel : 01 45 51 38 46 fax : 01 45 55 20 19 Contact phone: 06 08 98 46 92 (portable): 01 45 00 42 83 (fixed line)    


All programs will be held at The American University of Paris (AUP), except where marked by * you must have photo identification to be admitted to some venues.  

Sunday, March 20              

*3:00 pm OPTIONAL EVENT. Boat Cruise on the Seine, an ideal introduction to Paris. Meeting at the Hotel Malar at 3:00 pm for those who want to walk to the boat dock together.  

4:30 pm: Meet at Hotel Malar to travel together to the opening reception.  

5:30 pm Reception at the home of Elizbeth Hochman, a lawyer and real estate consultant in Paris and member of the Center board. 7 bis rue Lalo, 75116 Paris.

Introduction and welcome: Lee Huebner: Airlie Professor of Media and Public Affairs, the George Washington University. Formerly Professor at Northwestern University and former Publisher of the International Herald Tribune, Paris.

Special guest speaker: Christian Malard, noted French television journalist, covering international affairs for France 5 television; long-time specialist on the French-American relationship. See his blog concerning recent developments in North Africa and the Middle East: HTTP://  

Monday, March 21  

10:15 am  Meet at the Hotel Malar to travel to Publicis.    

*11:00 am  Visit to Publicis, one of the world’s largest advertising agencies. 133, avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris. Metro: Etoile. Meeting with Robert Fredovich, Director of Marketing Communications, Publicis Groupe.  

*1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch at the IHT. “How the World’s First Global Newspaper Serves a Globalizing World.” With a talk and a tour led by Anne Bagamery, Senior Editor, International Herald Tribune, 6 rue des Graviers, 92200 Neuilly. Métro Ligne 1 Pont de Neuilly.

Late Afternoon: Free Time

Evening: *7:00 pm Buffet dinner at the home of Lee and Berna Huebner, 3, rue Lalo, 75116 Paris. Guest speakers: Patricia Wells, author and award-winning food critic and Walter Wells, former Executive Editor, International Herald Tribune.  

Tuesday, March 22  
AUP, 31 avenue Bosquet 75007 Paris–Grand Salon 2nd floor  

9:00 -10:00 am “Reporting the world from a European Perspective.” Jean-Marc Illouz, Senior International Correspondent for France 2 TV.  

10:00 - 11:00 am ”Diplomacy and the Media” Elizabeth Detmeister, Deputy Press Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.  

11:15 am - 12:30 pm “Presentation by Professor Maria Stover, Washburn University. "Media Transformations in Post-Communist Europe: Challenges and Opportunities."

12:30—1:30 pm “First, Foremost and Unrivalled – Celebrity Journalism in an International Setting.” Cathy Nolan, former Paris Bureau chief of People Magazine.   Afternoon: Free Time.  

OPTIONAL EVENT: 7:30—8:45 pm “I Remember Better When I Paint,” a new documentary film about how the creative arts can change the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease. At the American Library of Paris, 10 rue du General Camus. (Near AUP). Berna Huebner, the film’s co-director, along with Olivia de Havilland, its narrator, will introduce the film.  

Wednesday, March 23
AUP, 31 avenue Bosquet 75007 Paris – Grand Salon 2nd floor

9:00-10:00 am  Anne Swardson, Senior Editor, Bloomberg News. “Business News in Europe-Covering the Economic Scene.”  

10:15 - 11:15 am “Foreign Reporting in a Dangerous World,” Jon Randal former international correspondent and war correspondent for the Washington Post.  

11:30 - 12:30 pm “New Media − New Horizons.” Eileen Bastianelli, founder of Milestone Media, former executive at BBDO Advertising Agency, Paris, now an adviser and producer linking the worlds of advertising and digital content.

12:30  Lunch at AUP with a conversation about “Celebrity Journalism.” Cathy Nolan, former Paris Bureau chief of People Magazine.  

1:30 - 2:30 pm Celestine Bohlen, “Reporting Across the World’s Great Divides.” Formerly: Senior Correspondent for Political and International affairs, Bloomberg News Agency and Moscow correspondent for the Washington Post and the New York Times.  

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm “Food as a Metaphor for French Culture.” Harriet Welty Rochefort, Journalist and author of “French Toast” and “French Fried,” both very popular books about cultural differences and similarities.

4:00—5:00 “Television news and the European Scene.” With Jim Bitterman, Senior European Correspondent for CNN. Formerly with ABC and NBC News in Paris.

Evening: Free Time  

Thursday, March 24 
AUP, 31 avenue Bosquet 75007 Paris – Grand Salon 2nd floor  

9:00 - 10:00 am “Three Continents, Two Careers, One Couple, Two Kids, No Dogs.” Ann and Don Morrison. Formerly co-editors of Time Magazine Europe. Ann was Editor, Asiaweek, Hong Kong, Executive Editor, Fortune Magazine, New York; Don was Executive Editor for Time Magazine, Asia, Assistant Managing Editor, Time Magazine, New York.  

10:00am – 12:00 noon. ”Confessions of a Lifelong International Marketer.” Peter Barnet, Associate Professor, The American University of Paris, Former Executive VP for International Advertising at Young and Rubicam and other global ad agencies.  

12: 00 – 3:30pm  Lunch + Free time  

*3:30 - 4:30 pm Location: 56 rue de Tournelles. "Searching Images: Six Decades of Front-line Photojournalism." At the home of John Morris - Now a very active 93 years of age, John Morris is one of the leading photo news editors of the 20th century. Former head of Magnum Agency, senior photo editor for Life Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other publications; author of "Get the Picture: A Personal History of Photojournalism." At: 56 rue des Tournelles, ring Morris at street door, go to rear of court. 01 48 04 53 40.  Metro CHEMIN VERT or BASTILLE.    

Friday, March 25  

9:30 am Meet at the Hotel Malar to travel together to France 24.    

*10:00 am Visit to France TV24, all-news cable channel. With a talk by Jean Lesieur, Executive Producer, and a tour. Address: 5, rue Nations Uni: take RER C to Molineau from Pont de Alma, direction Versailles. Get off at Issy Val de Seine; walk downstairs; turn left. At the light is rue Camille Desmoulins, turn left and on left side, is France TV24. Entrance around the corner.  

1:00 pm Meet at Hotel Malar at 1:00 pm to travel to Liberation.  

*2:00 pm Visit to Libération. François Sergent, Senior Editor. ”A Close Up Look at a Leading French Daily.” 11, rue Béranger 75003 Paris Métro République or Temple.    

Late Afternoon  Free Time  

*8:30 pm OPTIONAL EVENT. Montmartre Cabaret dinner; meet at Hotel Malar at 7:00 pm to travel together to Montmartre.    

Saturday, March 26  

*OPTIONAL EVENT. Private bus trip and guided tour. Chateau de Versailles.