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Conference to Focus on Role of Money in Politics

Contact: Patrick Verel
(212) 636-7790

Russ Feingold
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Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold and chief NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd will headline a daylong conference sponsored by the Fordham Center for Ethics Education.

Money, Media, and the Battle for Democracy’s Soul
Tuesday, April, 24
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
McNally Amphitheatre | Lincoln Center Campus

Current national debates have focused on the growing political influence of money and mass media in the electoral arena. With the backdrop of the 2012 elections, this conference will address important points of public dialogue, including:
  • The influences of money on elections and political agendas
  • The media's role in the increasing polarization of the voting public
  • Transparency, accountability, and accuracy of traditional and "new" mass news media technologies, such as blogging
Chuck Todd
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The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, vist

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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