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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU Panel to Discuss the Movie ‘Page One’ and the State of Print Media

BOCA RATON, FL (July 7, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University’s School of Communication and Multimedia Studies and Living Room Theaters will host a panel discussion about the documentary “Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times” and the current state of print media. The panel will be held on Monday, July 11 at 7 p.m. in the atrium of the Culture and Society Building on the Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The event is free. A reception will follow with the panelists, and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Attendees are encouraged to attend prior screenings of “Page One,” which opens on Friday, July 8 at Living Room Theaters. Show times can be found at fau.livingroomtheaters.com. “Page One” provides unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the media desk. With the Internet surpassing print as the main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, “Page One” chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and David Carr track print journalism’s metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent.

The panelists are Neil Santaniello, S. William Scott and Frank Cerabino. Santaniello joined FAU in 2006 and teaches Environmental Journalism, Feature and Freelance Writing and Multimedia Practicum. He also directs the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science, a continuing education program for professional journalists sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation. Santaniello previously worked as a staff writer for the Sun-Sentinel, where he had a byline for more than two decades and covered environmental and water management issues. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in English literature and philosophy from Boston College

S. William Scott is FAU Visiting Distinguished Professor of Broadcast Journalism and Media. Before joining FAU, he had his own media consulting firm, Bill Scott New Media, served as president of PAX Television Network and was responsible for developing the “Give Us 22 Minutes and We’ll Give You the World” all-news radio format which made WINS, New York, the most listened-to radio station in America. Scott has been the recipient of numerous awards for investigative journalism.

Cerabino received a master's degree in journalism at Northwestern University. He worked at the City News Bureau of Chicago for six months before leaving the wire service to take a job with The Miami Herald in 1984. For the next five years, Cerabino covered the police, government, legal and education beats for The Herald. He eventually became the newspaper's federal court reporter in Miami. Cerabino joined The Palm Beach Post in 1989. He started writing columns for the newspaper during the William Kennedy Smith trial. In January of 1992, Cerabino became a full-time local news columnist, writing three columns a week.

For more information about the panel, call 561-549-2600. For Page One showtimes at Living Room Theaters, visit fau.livingroomtheaters.com.

-FAU-

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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