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Spring 2016 Events Schedule

Colloquium Series, Salon Series, Speakers’ Series and Special Projects


January 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m. A Discussion with Bob Reiss on the Future of the Arctic.

(Colloquium Series)

Location: University Hall, Room 1030

Bob Reiss will talk about his book on the future of the Arctic and how he put it together. Reiss is a best selling American author of nonfiction and fiction books. He has written more than 20 books, including Purgatory Road, a murder mystery set in Antarctica, The Road to Extrema, a study of the destruction of Brazilian rain forests, and The Coming Storm, which focuses on global warming and catastrophic weather. Many of his books and articles are based on his travels to Alaska, Hong Kong, Somalia, South Africa, Antarctica, and other locations around the world. White Plague, a novel set on a US icebreaker in the Arctic Ocean, was published in January 2015, under the name of James Abel. Protocol Zero, the second book in the series, will be published in August, 2015. Reiss has also written for Smithsonian MagazineRolling StoneGQGlamourParadeThe Washington Post MagazineMirabella, and other national publications. Register for 1/27 event

February 17, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Montclair State University in NYC – The New Sports Journalism: Opportunities and Conflicts.

(Special Projects)

Location: The Paley Center for Media (25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY)

This inaugural event in a series of panel discussions focuses on the evolving role of the media in sports journalism. This discussion will highlight the role and direction of sports coverage in society today and what aspects remain relevant to the fans and profitable for stakeholders.

The School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University is bringing together the industry’s leaders and innovators, including commissioners, owners, players and commentators to discuss the business of sports, assess the state of sports journalism and the issues at stake behind the money flowing into the game.

Panel participants include:

  • Moderator – Kelly Whiteside, Assistant Professor of Sports Media and Journalism, Montclair State University
  • Val Ackerman – Commissioner, Big East Conference
  • Felix Alvarez-Garmon – SVP of Latin America, Mexico & US Hispanic, IMG Media
  • Harvey Araton – Sports Reporter and Columnist for The New York Times
  • Carlos Fleming – SVP of Talent Management, WME / IMG
  • Andrew Hawkins – Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns

February 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Covering News Internationally: A Discussion of the Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities

(Colloquium Series)

Location: University Hall, Room 1070

A panel discussion with SCM faculty – Kelly Whiteside, Tom Franklin, Beverly Peterson – on the challenges, risks, and rewards of reporting on international news. The event is co-sponsored by the Global Education Center at Montclair State University.

Kelly Whiteside brings her experience as a sports journalist into the classroom, focusing on critical issues in sport and their impact on society. At USA Today, she was the lead Olympics writer, World Cup soccer writer and the national college football writer. Prior to USA Today, she was a reporter at Newsday and a staff writer at Sports Illustrated. Her work has also been published in the New York Times. Reiss’s novel Black Monday was optioned by Paramount Pictures.

Thomas E. Franklin joined the faculty of the School of Communication and Media as an Assistant Professor in Multiplatform Journalism, bringing a wealth of journalism experience to his teaching after nearly 30-years as an award winning news photographer and video journalist. For the past 23-years, he worked for The Record and the newspaper’s website Northjersey.com covering a wide range of assignments, including 9/11, hurricane disasters, Presidential inaugurations, the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the NBA and NHL Finals. His work has been recognized by national organizations such as Picture of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Beverly Peterson is a documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor at Montclair State University. Her award-winning investigative film and interactive experience, What Killed Kevin, explores workplace bullying and was featured in the Washington Post, Huffington Post and Psychology Today. It was awarded a 2014 Honorary Webby and Best Transmedia/Website at the 2013 UFVA “Story First” Conference. Her documentaries have been broadcast internationally and screened at major festivals including; HBO, PBS The Sundance Channel, The Sundance Film Festival, Human Rights Watch, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center, The Warhol Museum. Peterson specializes in teaching Transmedia and documentary in the School of Communication & Media, Montclair State University.

Colloquium to be followed by a screening of the award-winning film Frame by Frame. After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.

3:45 – 5:15pm, University Hall 1070

March 2, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Dottie Pepper on Bullying and her Career in Sports.

(Colloquium Series)

Location: University Hall, Room 1070

Dottie Pepper will discuss her new book about bullying titled “Bogey Tees Off,” as well as her career and sports-related issues. Potter, one of women’s professional golf most recognizable and accomplished players, is also one of the sport’s most respected and insightful analysts, currently working for both ESPN and CBS Sports.

Pepper played on the LPGA Tour for 17 years and was a 17-time winner, including two major championships; the Nabisco Dinah Shore (1992, 1999). She was named the 1992 LPGA Player of the Year and was the Vare Trophy Award winner for low-scoring average that same year.  In addition, she collected nine unofficial LPGA Tour wins and one win on the Japan LPGA Tour.

Upon retiring from the LPGA tour in 2004, Pepper joined The Golf Channel as lead LPGA analyst and held that position until 2009. She was an on-course commentator/analyst for NBC Sports for the LPGA, Champions, PGA Tour, PGA and USGA events from 2004-12, as well as a regular contributing columnist for Sports Illustrated Golf Plus from 2005-12.

On Jan. 30, 2016, Pepper joined CBS Sports as an on-course reporter and analyst, and this April will be the first woman to cover the Masters for a broadcast network. Register for 3/2 event


March 23, 2:30-3:30 p.m. The “Indentured” Athlete: A Discussion with Joe Nocera on the NCAA.

(Colloquium Series)

Location: University Hall, Room 1070

Joe Nocera will discuss his upcoming book “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.” MrNocera is an Op-Ed columnist. Before joining The Opinion Pages in April 2011, he wrote the Talking Business column for The New York Times each Saturday and was a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. In addition to his work at The Times, he serves as a regular business commentator for NPR’s Weekend Edition with Scott Simon.

Before joining The Times in 2005, Mr. Nocera spent 10 years at Fortune Magazine, where he held a variety of positions, including contributing writer, editor-at-large and executive editor. His last position at Fortune was editorial director. He was the Profit Motive columnist at GQ until May 1995, and he wrote the same column for Esquire from 1988 until 1990. In the 1980s, he served as a contributing editor at Newsweek, as executive editor of New England Monthly and as senior editor at Texas Monthly. From 1978 until 1980, he was an editor at The Washington Monthly.

Mr. Nocera has won three Gerald Loeb awards, including the 2008 award for commentary, and three John Hancock awards for excellence in business journalism. A 2007 Pulitzer finalist, he is the author of three books.  “A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class,” (Touchstone, 1995) won the New York Public Library’s 1995 Helen Bernstein Award as the best non-fiction book of the year. He has also written “Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind The Scenes With The Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything In Between)” (Portfolio, 2008), and, most recently, “All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis (Portfolio 2010), which he co-authored with Bethany McLean. Register for 3/23/event

March 24, 10:00-11:15 a.m. Branding of Sports.

(Special Projects)

Location: Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center

The latest in SCM’s series of panels on sports media, which is produced in cooperation with the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, will take a look at the high-powered branding of sports. Panelists include Matthew Futterman, Senior Special Writer, Sports, for the Wall Street Journal, Jessica Slenker, Director of Marketing and Partnerships for the New York Giants, and Pat Capra, President of Lunar Sports Group. Panel moderated by Marc Rosenweig, Associate Professor of Television & Digital Media. Contact Dave Kaplan (kapland@montclair.edu) at the museum to reserve a seat.

March 30, 2:30-3:30 p.m. A Discussion with Steven Brill on Healthcare, Education, and ‘Trump University’.

(Colloquium Series)

Location: University Hall, Room 1030

Steven Brill will discuss his career as a media entrepreneur and journalist and his recent examination of Donald Trump’s business dealings. Brill founded Court TV (now TruTV) in 1989 and the network launched on July 1, 1991. He signed on as a contributing editor for Newsweek in November 2001. In 2009, Brill and two other media executives created Journalism Online to help newspapers and magazines charge for online access. The company now has more than 400 newspapers, magazines and online-only websites using its Press+ service to charge for digital content.

Brill is the author of “America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System” (January 5, 2015). The book became a best seller within a week of its release. Brill’s latest work, “America’s Most Admired Law Breaker,” is a 15-part serial documentary examining Johnson & Johnson’s 20-year practice of illegally marketing a powerful drug, Risperdal, to children and the elderly, while concealing the side effects and earning billions of dollars in profit. It was published on September 15, 2015, on The Huffington Post Highline.

April 7, 5:00-6:15 p.m. A Discussion with NBC’s Karen Horne.

(Colloquium Series)

Location: School of Business, 140
Karen Horne is vice president, Programming Talent Development and Inclusion for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Studios. Horne oversees primetime diversity efforts for NBC and Universal Television. NBC’s Writers on the Verge Program, the Directing Fellowship Program, NBC’s Stand-Up nationwide talent search and the NBCUniversal Short Cuts Film Festival are among the many programs she leads. Earlier, Horne was appointed to the newly created position of director, Entertainment Diversity Initiatives, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, in April 2009.

Horne came to NBC from Loud Paint Entertainment, where she was Creative Consultant since 2006.  Prior, she served as director, Creative Affairs, at IDT Animation in Burbank, California, from 2005-2006. Horne was an executive consultant at Nickelodeon Productions in Los Angeles from 1999-2005, where she designed, implemented and oversaw the company’s Writer Fellowship Program, among other duties. From 1995-99, Horne worked at HBO as a Co-Producer for the Emmy Award-winning animated series Spawn.  Horne was also the director of Writer Development & Special Projects (as well as Studio Liaison) for the Walt Disney Studios Fellowship Program at Walt Disney Network Television.  Previously, she served as director, West Coast, for the Black Filmmaker Foundation in Los Angeles.  Horne’s early career includes stints at ABC, Inc., as an executive assistant to the president, ABC Entertainment, as well as positions at ABC Television Network Group and ABC Sports. Horne is a graduate of Montclair State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcasting. Register for 4/7 event

April 11, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Terhune Journalism Lecture: A Conversation with Maria Bartiromo.

(Special Events)

Location: Feliciano School of Business

Maria Bartiromo joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as Global Markets Editor in January 2014. She is the anchor of Mornings with Maria on FBN and anchors FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Sunday Morning Futures, the most-watched Sunday morning program on cable. She is the former anchor of Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo on FBN.

Bartiromo is a pioneer in her industry. In 1995, she became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis. She joined CNBC in 1993 after five years as a producer, writer and assignment editor with CNN Business News, where she wrote and produced some of CNN’s top business programs. In 2009, the Financial Times named her one of the “50 Faces That Shaped the Decade,” and, in 2011, she was the first female journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

She is the author of several books and writes a monthly column for USA Today. Bartiromo has been published in the Financial Times, Newsweek, Town and Country, Registered Rep and the New York Post. She graduated from New York University where she studied journalism and economics.

This event is sponsored by the Albert Payson Terhune Foundation and the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University.

Monday, April 18, 2016

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
University Hall, 7th floor Conference Center
This event is free and open to the public. Register here.

How has the media influenced the race for the presidency? In what ways has Donald Trump used the press to grow his campaign? Is it proper for the media to play a controlling role in determining the rules of debates?

Join us Monday, April 18 for an insightful discussion of the media’s influence on the 2016 presidential primaries. Hosted by the School of Communication and Media and moderated by Director Merrill Brown, the evening will feature a panel of media experts including:

Brian Stelter

Brian Stelter is the host of Reliable Sources, which examines the week’s top media stories every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. ET on CNN/U.S, and the senior media correspondent for CNN Worldwide. Stelter reports and writes for CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com, and CNNMoney.com on a regular basis. Prior to joining CNN in November 2013, Stelter was a media reporter at The New York Times. Starting in 2007, he covered television and digital media for the Business Day and Arts section of the newspaper. He was also a lead contributor to the Media Decoder blog. In January 2004, while he was still a freshman in college, Stelter created TV Newser, a blog dedicated to coverage of the television news industry. He sold it to Mediabistro.com in July 2004, but continued to edit and write for the blog during the next three years until he graduated from college and joined The New York Times. Stelter published The New York Times best-selling book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV (2013), about the competitive world of morning news shows. He was featured in the 2011 documentary, Page One: Inside the New York Times, directed by Andrew Rossi. He has been named to Forbes Magazine‘s “30 Under 30: Media” lists for the past three years. Stelter graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Journalism from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2007. He is on the board of Baltimore Student Media, a nonprofit that publishes Towson’s independent student newspaper, The Towerlight.

 Timothy L. O'Brien

Timothy L. O’Brien is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience at leading media enterprises, including Bloomberg LPThe New York TimesWall Street Journal and HuffPost. He’s currently the executive editor of Bloomberg LP‘s two premier public policy, politics and business commentary platforms: View and Gadfly. O’Brien edited a series on wounded war veterans that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012. He’s also the recipient of a 1999 Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism and is the author of three books. O’Brien was a reporter and a senior editor at The New York Times, where he oversaw the Sunday Business section and helped lead a team of reporters that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Public Service for a series of articles about the 2008 financial crisis. The same series received a Loeb Award in 2009. O’Brien is the author of two non-fiction books, TrumpNationThe Art of Being the Donald and Bad Bet: The Inside Story of the Glamour, Glitz and Danger of America’s Gambling Industry. He is also the author of a historical novel, The Lincoln Conspiracy. O’Brien has an undergraduate degree in English from Georgetown University and three graduate degrees — in History, Journalism and Business — from Columbia University. Donald Trump sued O’Brien for libel in 2006. Trump lost.

Brian Carovillano

Brian Carovillano is vice president for U.S. News at The Associated Press in New York. Carovillano joined AP in 2000 and worked as a reporter and editor in Rhode Island, Boston and San Francisco. In 2008 he became regional editor for the southern U.S., based in Atlanta and overseeing operations and coverage across 13 states. He led AP’s award-winning coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2010, he moved to Bangkok, Thailand to lead AP’s journalism in the Asia-Pacific region. His tenure saw AP expand its footprint in the region by opening new bureaus in North Korea and Myanmar, and win awards for its coverage of Japan’s 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. In 2014, Carovillano became managing editor for U.S. News, overseeing bureaus and regional hubs across the 50 U.S. states. He worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts before joining The Associated Press. He is a graduate of Maine’s Colby College and a 2010 Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University.

April 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m. How to become a Major Sports Agent: A Discussion with Carlos Fleming.

(Colloquium Series)

Location: University Hall, Room 1030

As the SVP of Talent Management for WME/IMG, Carlos Fleming represents clients including Cam Newton, Venus Williams, James Blake, Marcos Baghdatis, Donald Young and others. Having proved himself to IMG as an intern by securing a presenting sponsorship from P&G for a women’s tennis tournament, Fleming was hired at the end of his internship and has risen the ranks.

Carlos’ long list of accomplishments includes having negotiated high profile endorsement deals with companies including Nike, Under Armour, American Express, Coca-Cola, Kraft, McDonald’s, Wrigley’s, Sega, EA Sports and beyond. Member of the WTA Tour Board of Directors representing the top 20 ranked players and also a member of the WTA Global Marketing Advisory Council. Worked with Venus Williams and the WTA senior leadership on the historic “Equal Prize Money” campaign that ultimately guaranteed female tennis players equal prize money at all Grand Slam events. Fleming negotiated largest ever rookie NFL apparel and shoe contract for Cam Newton with Under Armour (2011). Developed the McDonald’s Williams Sisters Tour featuring Venus and Serena, which raised over $5M for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Developed literary projects Breaking Back (James Blake) and Come to Win (Venus Williams), which were both New York Times Bestsellers. Register for 4/10 event

April 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Josh Levy on The Global Fight for Net Neutrality.

(Colloquium Series)

Location: University Hall, Room 1030
Josh Levy will discuss the fight for net neutrality and an open internet, as well as careers in public advocacy. Levy is Advocacy Director at Access. He’s worked for years at the intersections of technology, politics and activism. He was previously Campaign Director at Free Press, the U.S.-based nonprofit, where he fought to protect the open internet and stop government surveillance. He was also Managing Editor of Change.org, the global petition platform, and Associate Editor at Personal Democracy Media. He holds a BA in English and Religion from the University of Vermont and an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College in New York.