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The Future of Journalism in the Age of Cell Phones and Tablets


March 31, 2011
Press Release #11-055

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New Yorker editor Nicholas Thompson will look at the future of journalism, and the impact mobile devices will have on investigative reporting and narrative journalism in his third and final public lecture as this year’s Nitze Fellow at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. It will start at 8 p.m. Monday, April 11, in Daugherty-Palmer Commons.

Before the New Yorker, Thompson worked for Wired magazine. He appears weekly on CNN International’s “World Business Today,” discussing the week in technology and has appeared on every major cable and broadcast news network. Thompson also is a panelist on CNNI’s “Connect the World” with Becky Anderson. He is a contributing editor for Bloomberg Television.

Each year, St. Mary’s invites an accomplished writer, journalist, or other professional figure to be the Nitze Senior Fellow. Last year’s Fellow was human rights activist John Prendergast who has led the fight against African genocide.

St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. More than 2,000 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland.