October 15 - October 20, 2000
University of Southern California/Annenberg School for Communication
The inaugural seminar for the Western Knight Center analyzed the transition of the entertainment model; the future of music in the wake of MP3; the New Media entertainment industry; the impact of entertainment on children, people of color and low income communities; online journalism; technology; and legal issues. A timely topic considering the recent fallout of several dot.com companies, this seminar attracted entertainment and arts editors and reporters as well as features writers from the eastern and western United States. An all-day field trip was incorporated into this seminar which included visits to OnRamp Arts, Icebox.com, Stan Lee Media and Universal CityWalk.
What fellows have to say about past seminars:
"The (Western Knight Center) program is like a nice piece of writing: tight, bright and brilliant. The work put into the planning, organization and content was evident in how smoothly it all came off. The reputation of the program was demonstrated by the quality of the expert speakers it attracted and the time they were willing to share."
- Lance Dickie, Seattle Times