On October 3, 2006, five national journalists were on the Dartmouth campus to discuss their work in covering economic and business news. Their visit included a public panel discussion titled "Beyond the Headlines" moderated by yours truly, in my capacity as director of Dartmouth's Rockefeller Center. Our guests were Peter Coy, Greg Ip, Steve Liesman, Eduardo Porter, and Andrew Serwer.
The panel discussed how economic and public policy issues are covered by the media, the public's understanding of these issues, and how these issues are likely to influence elections in the coming years. Panelists also described factors that impact the media's role in reporting these issues. Journalists also discussed new methods of communication and their impact on the future of traditional media in our rapidly changing environment influenced by technology.