Thursday, March 17, 2011

2011 IWMF International Conference of Women Media Leaders in Washington, D.C. Live Streamed Events for Viewing

The International Women's Media Foundation and George Washington University's Global Media Institute are partnering on a path-breaking conference in Washington, bringing together top women media executives from around the world to discuss remaining gender barriers and craft a plan for the future. A long-awaited global report on the status of women in the news media around the world will be unveiled.

IWMF and GW are pleased to invite you to participate in the conference by viewing the conference’s three live-streamed events. You can gather a group, or simply watch on your computer without leaving your desk.  Live streamed events take place on Tuesday, March 22nd  and Thursday, March 24th.

Don’t miss your opportunity to follow us on twitter #iwmfconf or go to

Tuesday, March 22   8:00 pm – 9:15 pm ET

The Kalb Report
, "Diane Sawyer: A Life in News"

Diane Sawyer, anchor of ABC’s World News, joins legendary journalist Marvin Kalb to share her insights on the transformation of journalism, the state of the evening news, and gender barriers in the newsroom.  The Kalb Report public television, radio and online series is produced by the George Washington University Global Media Institute, Harvard University and the National Press Club.  The series is underwritten by a grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.  This program is presented before a live studio audience comprising students and professional journalists at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The live webcast will be available at
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Thursday, March 24  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM ET

“Influence, Relevance and Power”

Panel moderated by Judy Woodruff of PBS Newshour will focus on the relevance of media and the influence of social media on global causes. Featured on the panel will be:
  Matt Winkler, Editor-In-Chief and Co-Founder, Bloomberg News
  Howard G. Buffett, Howard G. Buffett Foundation
  Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO, The John S. and James L. Knight

This interactive panel will allow for questions from all viewers. You can participate in the session by blogging your questions live to IWMF.  The full site with the video and blog will be shown on one screen, easily viewed on your computer.

The live webcast and blog site for your questions will be available at <>

Thursday, March 24, 2011  1:00 PM -2:15 PM ET

“Myths about the Media: Audience, Business, and Money”

Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ), recently released PEJ’s eighth “State of the News Media 2011” report. He will join moderator Frank Sesno, director of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs, and a panel of media experts for an interactive analysis that will use PEJ’s research to counter some of the popular misconceptions and myths about contemporary media.  

  • Tom Rosenstiel, director, PEJ
  • Frank Sesno, moderator; Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, GW
  • Alberto Ibargüen, President, Knight Foundation
  • Jane McDonnell, Executive Director, Online News Association
  • Matthew Hindman, Assistant Professor of Media and Public Affairs, GW

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