Monday, September 16, 2013

Randolph hosts CNN reporter for "The New Era of Journalism"

Josh Levs has earned nicknames such as “Truth Seeker in Chief,” “Mr. Reality,” and “Senior Everything Correspondent” thanks to his undying work ethic and his innovative approach to journalism. On Thursday, he will talk with Randolph students about how to approach journalism today.

Levs will present “The New Era of Journalism” at 7 p.m. Thursday in Nichols Theatre in the Randolph College Student Center. He will address the challenges of reporting in the multimedia journalism age, when news can be written, shared, and commented on by anyone on a blog or on social media websites. Levs is well known for his own savvy use of social media to collect and share news.
 
“Josh’s talk will be particularly interesting to students because he is keenly aware of the changes in journalism with the rise of new media,” said Jennifer Gauthier, a communication studies professor. “I want students to really think about how they can help create positive change in the world through new media forms. Josh has done just that. He will be an excellent role model for ethical engagement in the world using new media technologies.”
 
In his years of working for National Public Radio and CNN, Levs has collected many high honors in journalism, including five Peabody Awards and two Edward R. Murrow Awards. A scholarship in his name is awarded at Yale, his alma mater.
 
The event is free and open to the public.