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Arianna Huffington to discuss evolution of digital journalism at Tufts forum

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  February 24, 2014 12:37 PM

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(Tufts University)

Huffington Post co-founder, chair, president and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington will give a talk at Tufts University this spring about whether journalism is improving as it expands and shifts to digital platforms.

The university announced Huffington will be the featured speaker at the ninth annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism on Wednesday, April 16 at 12 p.m. in the Cohen Auditorium at the school’s Medford-Somerville campus.

The forum, entitled "From TV to Tablet: Is the Digital Frontier Making Journalism Better?," will begin with an interview of Huffington by Tufts alum and trustee board vice chair Jonathan M. Tisch, who hosts the television program "Beyond the Boardroom with Jonathan Tisch” in addition to his leadership roles at Loews Corporation and Loews Hotels, university officials said.

The event, free and open to the public, will end with a chance for audience members to ask Huffington about her career.

The Greek-American business executive, author and syndicated columnist is regarded as one of the world’s most influential people.

Past featured speakers at the annual forum have included Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour, Ted Koppel, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather and Chris Matthews.

The forum is sponsored by Tufts’ Communications and Media Studies Program, the Edward R. Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy at The Fletcher School, and the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, campus officials said.

Matt Rocheleau can be reached at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com. Looking for more coverage of area colleges and universities? Go to our Your Campus pages.

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