PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown to speak at the Mount on the changing media landscape

Academics

By: Dominique Springs

File Under: ethical leadership discussion

Jeffrey Brown, co-anchor and senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, will be the keynote speaker for the College of Mount St. Joseph’s Discussions of Leadership lecture series, sponsored by the College’s Center for Ethical Leadership. Brown’s speech, “The Public Voice: An Informed Citizenry amid a Changing Media Landscape,” will address the impact of changes to the media business and its impact on an informed citizenry. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the College Theatre at the Mount and is free and open to the community.

Brown has spent more than 20 years at NewsHour, interviewing leading newsmakers and reporting from around the country as well as the Middle East and Haiti. As senior producer for national affairs, he helped shape the program’s coverage of the economy, healthcare, social policy, and culture. His work has earned an Emmy, six Cine Golden Eagle awards and other honors.

“Students at the Mount have learned about leadership experiences from a variety of experts in the fields of business, service learning and academia since our ethical leadership program began,” said Tim Bryant, Ph.D., executive director of Ethical Leadership Development at the Mount. “This is an opportunity to learn from an experienced journalist as he shares his knowledge in a more intentional, hands-on approach.”

In addition to the lecture, Brown will meet with communication and new media studies students to talk about media ethics and responsibilities, as well as lead a roundtable discussion with alumni members of Leadership Cincinnati. 

Discussions of Leadership is supported by The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.