Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Alan Lange, Tom Dawson and Curtis Wilkie
Traditional Media vs. New Media

Authors Alan Lange, Tom Dawson, and Curtis Wilkie will discuss the status of traditional media and new media and how new media such as blogs and radio talk shows affect public issues.

Lange is an entrepreneur in Jackson and runs YallPolitics.com, a political interest website in Mississippi. Dawson, who retired in 2009 after 36 years as a lawyer with the Department of Justice, was the lead prosecutor in the Dickie Scruggs bribery case. Lange and Dawson co-authored Kings of Tort about the Scruggs case. Wilkie is an award-winning journalist and associate professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi. He wrote The Fall of the House of Zeus, also about the Scruggs scandal.

Sid Salter, Perspective Editor at The Clarion-Ledger, will moderate.