The Center for the Study of International Communications, Paris
Invites you to participate in an
International Media Seminar in Paris
March 22 - March 28, 2009
The American University of Paris (AUP)
31 avenue Bosquet and 6 rue du Colonel Combes
Programs will be held at The American University of Paris (AUP), except where marked by *
You must have photo identification to be admitted to some venues.
Sunday, March 22
*3:00 pm OPTIONAL EVENT. Boat Cruise on the Seine, an ideal introduction to
Paris. Meeting at the Hotel Malar at 3:00 pm for those who want to walk to the boat
dock together. Pick up your boat tickets at the desk of Hotel Malar.
6:15 pm Meet at Hotel Malar to travel together to the welcoming dinner.
*7:00 pm Buffet dinner at the home of Lee and Berna Huebner. Discussion of
"Global Media; Developing World Perspectives," with AUP international journalism
scholarship students who will exchange views about their countries, cultures and
careers in international media.
Monday, March 23
AUP: Grand Salon – 31, avenue Bosquet
9:30 – 11:00 “Globalization and the Media.” Lee Huebner, Director, School of Media
and Public Affairs, the George Washington University. Chair of the Center for the
Study of International Communications. Formerly Professor of Communication
Studies and Journalism at Northwestern University
11:00 am –12:30 pm “New Media--New Opportunities.” Eileen Bastianelli, Formerly
Managing Director of Shake Content BBDO, currently a strategic advisor and
producer bridging the worlds of advertising and content in on-line environments.
12:30 – 1:30 pm. Lunch at AUP
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Janine di Giovanni, Author of “A Place at the End of the World,
Essays from the Edge” and “Madness Visible: A Memoir of War.” One of Europe's
most experienced war correspondents, from the first Palestinian Intifada in the late
1980s to Bosnia, Chechnya, and much of Africa, as well as Israel, Egypt, Iraq, and
East Timor. Her books and articles have won major awards. She has recently been
writing for Vanity Fair and The Times of London, among other publications.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm «Food as a Metaphor for French Culture.” Harriet Welty
Rochefort, Journalist, Medill graduate, and author of “French Toast” and “French
Fried,” both popular books about cultural differences and similarities.
Late afternoon: Free
6:30 pm Meet at Hotel Malar to walk to evening reception.
*7:00 - 8:30 pm Reception at the home of Jim Bittermann and Pat Thompson. Plus
a discussion led by our hosts. Pat Thompson is the Managing Documentary
Producer, Paris Bureau Productions; Jim Bittermann is senior on-air correspondent
for Europe, CNN International. Formerly Paris Bureau Chief for ABC and NBC News.
Tuesday, March 24
AUP: Combes Building – 6, rue Colonel Combes Room C32
9:30 - 10:45 am “ The Media Culture in France." Waddick Doyle, Professor and
Chairman, Department of International Communications, AUP.
10:45 - 11:45 am “The Business Side of News and the News about International
Business,” Adrian Dearnell. Founder and CEO of Eurobusiness Media. Formerly of
11:45 am—12:45 pm Free time for lunch
12:45 pm Leave from the Hotel Malar to visit Liberation (appointment at 1:30 pm)
*1:30 – 2:45 pm Visit to Libération.. M François Sergent: Senior Editor. “A Close Up
Look at a Leading French Daily.” 11, rue Béranger 75003 Paris. Métro République
2:45—3:15pm The group will walk from Liberation to the home of John Morris.
*3:15 – 4:45 pm At the home of John Morris.: "Searching Images: Six Decades of
Front-line Photojournalism." Now a very active 92 years of age, John Morris is
considered by many to be the leading photo news editor of the 20th century.
Formerly: head of Magnum Agency, senior photo editor for Life Magazine, the New
York Times, the Washington Post and other publications; author of "Get the Picture:
A Personal History of Photojournalism."
Late Afternoon and Evening: Free
Wednesday, March 25
AUP: Grand Salon - 31, Avenue Bosquet
09:30- 10:30 am Jean-Marc Illouz, Senior International Correspondent for France 2
TV: “ Reporting International News from a European Perspective’.”
10:30 am Leave AUP for visit to the US Embassy, rue Gabriel. Appointment at
11:30. Be sure to bring your passport.
11:15 to 12:30 pm “Diplomacy and the European Media.” Cynthia Smith, Press and
Information Officer at the US Embassy in Paris.
1:00 pm Lunch at AUP
1:30 – 2:45 pm ”Confessions of a Lifelong International Marketer.” Peter Barnet,
Associate Professor, American University of Paris, Former Executive VP for
International Advertising at Young and Rubicam and other global ad agencies
Late afternoon and evening : Free
Thursday, March 26
AUP: Grand Salon, 31 avenue Bosquet
9:30—11:00 am “Deciphering the Diplomatic Scene.” Celestine Bohlen, Senior
Correspondent for Political and International Affairs, Bloomberg News Agency.
Former Moscow correspondent for the Washington Post and the New York Times.
11:00 am– 12:00 noon "Covering the Fashion Scene in the World's Fashion
Capital." Madeleine Czigler, Paris Correspondent, Canadian Broadcasting Company.
12:00 noon—1:45pm Free time for lunch.
1:45 pm Leave Hotel Malar for the IHT (appointment at 2:30pm)
*2:30 – 3:45 pm “How the World’s First Global Newspaper Serves a Globalizing
World.” With a talk and a tour led by Ann Bagamery, Senior Editor, International
Late afternoon and evening: Free
Friday, March 27
10:00 – 11:30 Visit to France TV24, 2 year old all-news cable channel. With.Jean
Lesieur, Executive Producer.
AUP: Combes building, 6 rue colonel Combes, room C32.
12:45 – 2:00 pm “Celebrity Journalism in a International Setting.” Cathy Nolan,
former Paris Bureau chief of People Magazine.
.2:00 – 3:00 pm “The Media of Art and Culture” with Heidi Ellison, Editor of Paris
Update and writer for a variety of magazines and newspapers.
Saturday, March 28
OPTIONAL EVENT. Private bus trip and guided tour. Château de Versailles.
OPTIONAL EVENT. Montmartre Cabaret dinner, 8:30 pm; Meet at Hotel Malar, 7pm