The Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County will be held on May 21st at Fish On! The guest speaker will be Ralph Begleiter, American Journalist and Educator. Mr. Begleiter, a former CNN correspondent and Rosenberg Professor of Communication Emeritus of the University of Delaware, will address the media's role in democracy:
“The Media in the Trump Era"
What’s going on with “the media” in the United States? Get the inside story of an era of social media and “fake news.” Go behind the scenes to understand today’s audiences and the business of news with Former CNN world affairs correspondent Ralph Begleiter.
From our press release:
Former CNN world affairs correspondent Ralph Begleiter will present “The Media in the Trump Era” at the League of Women Voters’ annual dinner meeting on May 21, 5:30-8:00 pm, at Fish On in Lewes. Members of the League welcome guests to join them to get the inside story of an era of social media and “fake news.”
During his two decades at CNN, Begleiterwas the network’s most widely-traveled reporter, covering five U.S. Secretaries of State and three Presidents. At a time when CNN was the world’s only global, all-news television channel, he covered U.S. diplomacy, interviewed countless world leaders, hosted the public affairs program “Global View,” and co-anchored CNN’s “International Hour.” Later, he hosted the nationally broadcast PBS program “Great Decisions.”
Begleiter has worked in 100 countries on all 7 continents and has taught media-related classes for employees of the U.S. National Security Agency. At the invitation of the U.S. government, he has taught journalists in Cambodia, Thailand, Jordan, Syria and Taiwan,
Upon joining the faculty at the University of Delaware, Begleiter founded the Center for Political Communication, a leading-edge multi-disciplinary program of teaching, research and events focusing on the use of digital technology in campaigns and public affairs. He taught such courses as “Broadcast News,” “Global Media & International Politics,” and “Road to the Presidency” during election years. He also created and directed the university’s “Global Agenda” and “National Agenda” public speaker programs.
Reservations for the dinner program can be made, before May 17, by clicking on the Eventbrite link on the League of Women Voters of Sussex County’s website, www.sussexlwv.org. As a nonpartisan organization, the League of Women Voters is open to everyone interested in good government and civil discourse, regardless of gender or political affiliation.
The menu for Fish On! can be viewed on their website. Attendees order off the menu and have separate checks.
Reservations are required. Please register through the Eventbrite link below.