Carl R. Ramey
From Kennedy-Nixon in 1960 to the presidential campaign of 2016, we’ve come a long way in candidate debates and the interplay of media and politics. Carl R. Ramey, a retired Washington, D.C. communications attorney and regular opinion writer for the Gainesville Sun, highlights the major changes that have occurred and the challenges presented by this new media landscape.
This will be a discussion of journalism today, the First Amendment and what the internet has done to rewrite the game plan. Mike Foley will include in his discussion the example of the Hulk Hogan v. Gawker case.
Mike Foley is a veteran newspaper editor with 30 years at the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times). He served as executive editor, managing editor, metropolitan editor and city editor. He also worked on the business side of the paper as vice president of Community Relations.
Mike Foley has been involved in a variety of industry and community service, including serving as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes, president of the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, judge for the Hearst Foundation College Writing Awards and as a trustee of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Florida.
In 2013, he received the Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2012, he was selected by the Princeton Review as one of The Best 300 Professors. College Magazine rated him one of the top 10 professors at UF in 2016.Find out more »
Chris Hand is an attorney with a long record of public service. He previously served as a speechwriter, press secretary, and campaign press secretary for Senator Graham and as campaign manager for Florida’s former statewide elected chief financial officer, Alex Sink. In 2008, Hand served as one of 27 Florida electors in the United States Electoral College.
With former Florida Governor and United States Senator Bob Graham, Hand is the co-author of America, the Owner’s Manual: You Can Fight City Hall – and Win, a guide to helping citizens make their voices heard and influence government.Find out more »