FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to Keynote Columbia Spectator Dinner
NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will host a discussion at the Columbia Spectator’s Annual Awards Dinner, on Feb. 4, 2012, at the Columbia University Club of New York. Steve Waldman, a Senior Advisor to Mr. Genachowski and former Spectator Editor-in-Chief, will moderate the discussion.
World Press Photo Award-winning photojournalist Michael Kamber will present the second annual Quintana Roo Dunne Award for Visual Achievement. The annual Brian K. Malmon Memorial Award will also be presented.
This dinner marks the 50th anniversary of the Spectator’s financial independence from Columbia University. Proceeds from the dinner will go towards technology upgrades, the digitization of the Spectator archives dating back to 1877, and financial aid for student journalists. Past speakers have included Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post; Marcus Brauchli, executive editor of The Washington Post; Dean Baquet, now managing editor of The New York Times; and Seymour Hersh of The New Yorker.
Ticket prices for the benefit dinner start at $250 and are available at http://alumni.columbiaspectator.com/dinner/tickets.php. Pre-dinner cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the discussion with Mr. Genachowski and Mr. Waldman at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the presentations alone are available for $50.
The Columbia University Club is located at 15 West 43rd Street, between Fifth Avenue and the Avenue of the Americas, in New York City.
About the Columbia Spectator: The Columbia Spectator is the student newspaper of Columbia University in the City of New York. Founded in 1877, the Spectator is the second-oldest college daily paper in the country, and has been financially independent from the University since 1962.
The Columbia Spectator is published by the Spectator Publishing Company, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Columbia Spectator Alumni Director
SOURCE Columbia Spectator