Annual Langenberg Lecture at UMB Features Panel Discussion on 'Role of Information in a Democratic Society'
National Journalists to Lead Media Talk, after Morning Presentation with former
U.S. Sen. Mikulski
Adelphi, Md. (April 6, 2017) -- The University System of Maryland
(USM) at its annual Langenberg Lecture on April 10 will present a special panel
discussion, "The Role of Information in a Democratic Society," with panelists
Brian Stelter of CNN and Alan C. Miller, a Pulitzer Prize winner and president
of the News Literacy Project.
The panel discussion will
take place at 1 p.m. as a culmination of events for a Maryland Statewide Civic
Education and Engagement Symposium, held at the University of Maryland,
Baltimore Southern Management Student Center at 621 W. Lombard St, Baltimore,
The full agenda begins with
8 a.m. registration and continental breakfast. At the annual Langenberg Lecture
(9:45 a.m.), the Hon. U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski in an interview session will
reflect on her history of public service and the importance of civic education
to students from pre-kindergarten through college. Linda Morris, a student at
the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, will be presented
with a scholarship award in recognition of her work as a public service leader.
Lucy Dalglish, dean of the
Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, will
serve as moderator for the 1 p.m. "The Role of Information in a Democratic
The following organizations
are sponsors of the Langenberg Lecture and Symposium on Civic Engagement and
Civic Education: USM Foundation in collaboration with Maryland Higher Education
Commission; Maryland Association of Community Colleges; Maryland Independent
College and University Association; and the Maryland State Department of
Education. Online registration details are here.
discussion on media will address such timely and sensitive issues as the
changing role of media in civic discourse; information literacy; and the
importance of critical analysis and inquiry for an informed citizenry.
“As Chancellor, it is my privilege to introduce the
Langenberg Lecture and salute both Chancellor Emeritus Langenberg and the Hon.
Senator Barbara Mikulski, who served our state and nation with such distinction
in the U.S. Congress for more than 40 years," said USM Chancellor Robert L. Caret. "The audience will truly benefit
from the ideas shared from Sen. Mikulski, and from our afternoon panel of
prestigious journalists discussing the importance of a free press to a
on the panelists are as follows:
Alan C. Miller, a Pulitzer
Prize-winning journalist, is the president and CEO of the News Literacy
Project. He was a reporter with the Los Angeles Times for 21 years, spending
nearly 19 years in the paper's Washington bureau, the last 14 as a charter
member of its high-profile investigative team. His work prompted investigations
by the Justice Department, Congress and inspector generals in federal agencies
and led to congressional hearings, reforms and criminal convictions.
more than a dozen national reporting honors, including the George Polk Award, the
Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and the Investigative Reporters and
Editors Medal for breaking the 1996 Democratic National Committee campaign
finance scandal. He won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his
series on the Marine Corps Harrier attack jet.
Brian Stelter is the senior media
correspondent for CNN Worldwide and the host of "Reliable Sources," the Sunday
morning media program on CNN/U.S.
senior media correspondent, Stelter reports on trends, personalities, and
companies across the media spectrum, from news to entertainment. He appears
regularly on CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com, CNNMoney.com, and across
CNN's vast mobile and social landscape.
started at CNN in November 2013. He was previously a media reporter for the New
York Times. He covered television and digital media for the Business Day and
Arts sections of the newspaper. While a freshman at Towson University in 2004,
Stelter created TVNewser, a blog covering the television news industry. More
details on Stelter, a 2007 graduate of Towson University, are here.
Lucy Dalglish became
Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of
Maryland on August 1, 2012.
served as executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the
Press from 2000 to 2012. The Reporters Committee is a voluntary, unincorporated
association of reporters and news editors dedicated to protecting the First
Amendment interests of the news media. A longtime journalist, she was awarded
the Kiplinger Award by the National Press Foundation in 2012 for her service to
Dalglish earned a juris
doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1995; a master of
studies in law degree from Yale Law School in 1988; and a bachelor of arts in
journalism from the University of North Dakota in 1980.
another panel participant, is a third-year student at the University of
Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and editor in chief of the Maryland
in honor of Donald N. Langenberg upon his retirement as USM's second
chancellor, the Langenberg Lecture annually presents new perspectives on education
in America. The lecture rotates among USM's member institutions.
Contact: Mike Lurie