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A video companion to Jake Batsell's "Lone Star Trailblazer" from the July/August 2010 issue of the Columbia Journalism Review.
On April 30, 2010, Columbia University hosted a conference on opinion journalism in American intellectual history. Here, a panel -- featuring Daily News columnist and author Stanley Crouch, Bitch Media founder Andi Zeisler, New York Times op-ed page staff editor Mark Lotto, and BlueMassGroup co-founder Bob Neer -- discuss the distinction between opinion and commentary, and the fate of both in the digital age. The panel is moderated by Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation.
On April 30, 2010, Columbia University hosted a conference on opinion journalism in American intellectual history. Here, a panel -- Eric Alterman of The Nation, Howard Brick of the University of Michigan, Michael Kazin of Dissent, and independent scholar Rochelle Gurstein -- discuss the role that opinion journalism played in the twentieth century. The panel is moderated by Casey Blake, professor of history at Columbia University.
On April 30, 2010, Columbia University hosted a conference on opinion journalism in American intellectual history. Here, Victor Navasky, chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review, and former editor and publisher of The Nation, delivers his keynote address on this topic. He is introduced by Nicholas Lemann, dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.