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May 14, 2007

MEDIA ADVISORY: Are newspapers becoming an anachronism? News executives to discuss the future of newspapers at symposium tonight

Four executives on the front lines of journalism will discuss the future of the newspaper at a symposium titled "Pressing Times: Can Newspapers Survive in the New World of Journalism?" tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Cubberley Auditorium on the Stanford campus.

Bill Keller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and executive editor of the New York Times; Gary Pruitt, chief executive officer of the McClatchy Co.; Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience at Google; and Harry Chandler, photographer and former executive at the Los Angeles Times, will serve as panelists. Joel Brinkley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent and the Lorry I. Lokey Visiting Professor of Journalism at Stanford, will moderate the discussion. The event, sponsored by the Stanford Department of Communication, is the 41st annual Carlos Kelly McClatchy Memorial Symposium.



Elaine Ray, News Service: (650) 723-7162,

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