For those who missed the March 2 Centennial Institute conference, “Media Fairness in the 2012 Campaign,” C-SPAN televised some of the panels and posted the videos online.
“Now a panel discussion on political spin, and media coverage of campaigns and politics,” is the C-SPAN introduction to one panel. “Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute recently held an all-day seminar looking at how the media is covering and affecting the 2012 presidential campaign. Panelists include former FEMA director Michael Brown, who’s now a radio talk show host in Denver; a conservative blogger [Joshua Sharf]; a Democratic pollster [Floyd Ciruli] and the former Denver Post political editor [Fred Brown].”
You can watch that 44-minute panel discussion at this link.
Another panel, “Has Economic Illiteracy Poisoned Political Journalism,” featured Barry Poulson, professor of economics (retired) at the University of Colorado; Wayne Laugesen, editorial page editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette; Carol Hedges, director of the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute; and Chuck Plunkett, Denver Post political editor.
You can watch that panel at this link.
Michael Sandoval of The Colorado Observer reported on the conference in a story titled, “Role of Media, Bias, Examined at Centennial Institute Conference.”
A CCU story noted, “The conference tied into CCU’s News in the 21st Century [project, which includes] a required class examining persuasion and media techniques.” You can read more about those classes here.
More than 100 people attended the luncheon keynote given by syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, the video of which is archived at LiveStream, and can be viewed here…
An earlier panel that day, “What Should Voters Demand from the Media This Year?” featured Kristen Wyatt of the Associated Press; Eli Stokols of Fox 31; Ryan Call, the Colorado GOP chairman; and Ken Gordon, a Democrat and former state Senator.
“The final panel, ‘Citizen Survival Skills to Master the 24/7 News Cycle,’ is a look at the 24/7 news cycle and sources of political news and includes: Kelly Maher, a conservative video blogger; Sunny Roseman, a Denver-based radio talk show host; and Anne Imse, a Colorado Public News reporter,” reported C-SPAN.