2020 CAMDEN CONFERENCE

The Media Revolution: Changing the World
February 21 to 23, 2020

Moderated by Marketplace Morning Report’s David Brancaccio
Keynote Speaker Nicoo Mele


Live from the Camden Opera House and live streamed to the Strand Theatre in Rockland, the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine in Portland and at Osher at Dartmouth.

No country in the world has been immune to the 21st century media revolution. A time when three networks and a daily newspaper presented Americans with similar stories and commentary is behind us. Today's user of a personal cell phone and the Internet has immediate access to thousands of information sources from around the world. An individual also has the unprecedented power to share information that may or may not be true with millions.

The Conference moderator will be David Brancaccio, host and senior editor of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report, the business program with the largest audience in any medium. He anchored the award-winning public television news program NOW on PBS until 2010. His reporting has focused on the future of the economy, regulation of financial markets, the role of technology in labor markets, human rights, the environment, and social enterprises.

Keynote speaker Nicco Mele is on the faculty at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and is the faculty co-chair of the Harvard Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence. From 2016 to 2019, Nicco was the Director of the Center, where he started new programs focused on understanding misinformation on social networks; sustainable models for local journalism; institutional anti-racism in media and algorithms; and platform accountability. He continues to teach classes on technology’s impact on media, politics, and public policy.

Tickets are on sale now. Call the Camden Conference office at 207-236-1034 or 1-877-214-8579 or visit the conference website at camdenconference.org to order tickets.

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