Israel and the Media

PUBLIC CONFERENCE

April 3-4, 2016
Brandeis University

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies hosted a public conference on "Israel and the Media", Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4, 2016 at Brandeis University. Ethan Bronner, senior editor at Bloomberg News and former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times, was  the keynote speaker.
See New York Jewish Week coverage of the conference, by Gary Rosenblatt, editor and publisher. 
VIDEO AND AUDIOCASTS

SUNDAY APRIL 3

3:30 PM Welcome
Lisa M. Lynch, interim president, Brandeis University

3:35 PM Introduction and Inauguration of the Ilan Troen Lecture on Contemporary Israel Affairs
David Ellenson, director of the Schusterman Center and visiting professor in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University


3:40 PM The Ilan Troen Lecture on Contemporary Israel Affairs
Inaugural Speaker: Ethan Bronner, senior editor at Bloomberg News and former Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times

5:15 PM Roundtable discussion: Israel and the Media
Ethan Bronner, senior editor at Bloomberg News
Jodi Rudoren, deputy international editor, The New York Times
Jeff Jacoby, Op-Ed columnist, The Boston Globe
Chair: David Ellenson, director of the Schusterman Center and visiting professor in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016

9:00 AM Changing Landscape of the Media
Chair: Joyce AntlerSamuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture, Brandeis University

Joshua Benton, director, Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University



Aliza Landes, captain (reserve), IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, and a dual MBA/MPA student at Harvard and MIT Universities

Anne Herzberg, legal advisor to the NGO Monitor

Q&A with the first panel

10:45 AM Israeli Media and Portrayal of the Conflict
Chair: Yehudah Mirsky, associate professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

Menahem Milson, professor emeritus of Arabic Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and co-founder and academic adviser of MEMRI

Muna Shikaki, on-air correspondent for Al-Arabiya News

Yoram Peri, Jack Kay Professor of Israel Studies and director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland


Shlomi Eldar, columnist for Al-Monitor’s The Pulse of the Middle East and research fellow at the Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University

Q&A with the second panel

1:30 PM Coverage of Israel by Jewish Newspapers
Chair: Jonathan D. Sarna '75 MA '75Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History and chair of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of the Forward
Gary Rosenblatt, editor and publisher of The Jewish Week of New York
Rob Eshman, publisher and editor-in-chief, Tribe Media Corporation – producer of The Jewish Journal and Jewish Insider
Liel Leibovitz, senior writer for Tablet Magazine and co-host of the podcast Unorthodox

3:00 PM Conference Conclusion
Rachel Fish PhD '13, associate director of the Schusterman Center

The conference was cosponsored by the Israel Institute, with support from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.