Speaker

Tom Rosenstiel

Tom Rosenstiel
Tom Rosenstiel is an author, journalist, media critic and executive director of the American Press Institute. He is one of the most widely respected voices redefining the role of professional journalism in the 21st century.

Today, professional journalism faces a myriad of challenges. Journalists struggle to uphold ethical standards while new technologies are upping the ante for delivering news at dizzying speeds. The profession itself is facing the challenge of remaining relevant in the age of the citizen journalist, battling for attention in an information-overloaded society.

As a true advocate of the profession, Rosenstiel is helping journalists and society alike traverse the often contradictory and ever-increasing onslaught of information we're bombarded with today. He reminds us that the glue that holds our society together is a fair, objective and trusted source for news and reporting. As Thomas Jefferson is often quoted, "An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy." Rosenstiel is the co-author of The Elements of Journalism and Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload.