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    10.19.12 Media & Society Program: Campaign 2012: Who is Setting the Agenda?
    Joe Lockhart

    Friday, October 19
    1:00 - 2:30 pm

    Brooklyn Law School
    Moot Court Room
    250 Joralemon Street

    Please RSVP online by October 16.

    Please note: lunch will not be served at this program.

    Joe Lockhart
    VP Global Communications, Facebook
    Former White House Press Secretary

    About the Program
    Is the public following the media’s lead or is the media following public opinion?

    The News Media: Are editorial decisions made in favor of the public interest or in a calculated effort to increase readers, ratings, and clicks?

    The New Media: What is the role of social media, twitter and the ever-expanding volume of online sources of information and opinion?

    The Candidates: Are politicians establishing the voting issues of the campaign? How do candidates and their handlers try to shape the news media to their advantage?

    The 24-Hour News Cycle: Does the continuous reporting, debating and instant opin-ionating clarify or distort the public’s choices?

    Nick Allard
    Dean Nick Allard

    Join Dean Nick Allard and former White House Press Secretary and current Vice President of Facebook Joe Lockhart for a candid discussion about these issues. Both are career veterans in media and politics. Joe Lockhart served as Press Secretary for President Bill Clinton and now is at the forefront of the social media revolution. Having been on both sides of the politics/media battleground, he has a unique perspective on the significance of these critical questions for our society. Dean Allard has significant political experience, which includes working as a senior staff member on former Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign and participating in every Democratic convention since 1984.

Bill Heller

View video of the Conversation with Bill Heller, General Counsel to the New York Giants