The Strathmore Speaker Series recently had its first visit from the media, fittingly for a presentation on the media by former Dean of the Newhouse School and host of WCNY’s Ivory Tower Half Hour, Dr. David Rubin. Independent Media CNY’s Frank Cetera was on hand at the event to record Dr. Rubin’s presentation on “The Impact of Media on Democracy”, the footage of which can be viewed here.
Former Newhouse Dean and host of WCNY’s Ivory Tower David Rubin to Speak at the Firebarn
Dr. David Rubin, former dean of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and current host of WCNY’s “Ivory Tower Half-Hour,” will speak on “the Impact of Media on Democracy” at the Firebarn at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015.
About Dr. Rubin:
Dr. David Rubin holds a B.A. from Columbia University in American History and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University. He served as Dean of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University from 1990 to 2008, and is now a member of the full-time faculty at Newhouse, teaching more than 200 students each year. Prior to Syracuse, he was, for 19 years, a member of the faculty and chair of the Department of Journalism at New York University.
As Dean of the Newhouse School, Dr. Rubin oversaw the building of the award-winning Newhouse-III, a state-of-the-art experimental lab for new approaches to online news delivery, and the new home of the offices of student services, a research center, and the Newhouse career center.
Beyond the Classroom:
In addition to teaching, Dr. Rubin is also the host and co-creator of “The Ivory Tower Half Hour,” a regular round-table discussion of public affairs that airs on WCNY-TV every Friday at 8 pm. Ivory Tower has been on the air since September 2002 and is the highest rated public affairs show in Central New York with a weekly audience of 10,000 viewers.
Dr. Rubin served as a Pulitzer Prize judge on journalism in 1998 and 1999 and writes a monthly column for the Syracuse Post-Standard and the Syracuse Media Group.
David Rubin is married to the former broadcast journalist Tina Press. They live in Fayetteville with their two Shelties, Bobby and Ace, both of whom are masters-level agility competition dogs, no thanks to Dr. Rubin.
Learn more about Dr. Rubin here.
The Strathmore Speaker Series Announces its Spring Lineup
The Strathmore Speaker Series is proud to announce its spring 2015 lineup. The season will kickoff on Thursday, March 19th at 7 pm with a panel discussion between neighbors who have chosen to live and work in the up-and-coming Near Westside (SALT District). Our second event will feature a lecture about the impact of media on democracy by former Dean of the Newhouse School and moderator of WCNY’s Ivory Tower Half Hour, David Rubin on Thursday, April 16th at 7 pm. The spring season will conclude with a presentation on income inequality in America by Maxwell School Economist Donald Dutkowsky on Sunday, May 17th at 3 pm. All events are free and open to the public.