Marian Miner Cook

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The State of Student Journalism on College Campuses

Thu, February 22, 2024
Lunch Program
Jameson Mitrovich '24, Nate Weisberg '24, Ben Lauren PZ '25, panelists
John J. Pitney, Jr., Moderator

Join the Dreier Roundtable for a panel centering the role of student journalism on college campuses. In today’s political and social climate where free speech is under scrutiny, student newspapers play a critical role in amplifying various voices and perspectives across the campuses. In this lunch event moderated by John J. Pitney Jr., Roy P. Crocker Professor of Politics at CMC, we will have Ben Lauren, editor-in-chief of The Student Life, Nate Weisberg, editor-in-chief of the CMC Forum, and Jameson Mitrovich, managing editor of the Claremont Independent, in conversation with one another. Learn about the philosophy of reporting at our campus’s publications, free speech on college campuses, and how we can promote productive and respectful discourse. 

[Lunch served at 12:00 noon for those registered - Panel presentation open to all will begin at 12:25 PM]

Jameson Mitrovich '24 is a senior at CMC studying Government. He is the managing editor of the Claremont Independent.

Nate Weisberg '24 is a senior at CMC studying Government and Legal Studies. He is the editor-in-chief of the CMC Forum.

Ben Lauren PZ '25 is a junior at Pitzer College studying English and Media Studies. He is the editor-in-chief of The Student Life.

John J. Pitney Jr., is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of Politics at CMC. Among his extensive list of accomplishments and advisees at CMC, he has been teaching the "Politics of Journalism" course for many years. 

This Athenaeum program is co-sponsored by the Dreier Roundtable at CMC.

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Claremont McKenna College
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