Unanswered questions about billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s ownership of the Las Vegas Review-Journal will be discussed at 6 p.m. Thursday May 26 by New York University Journalism Professor Jay Rosen in the Greenspun Hall Auditorium at UNLV.
Widely respected as a media critic, Rosen has been commenting at PressThink.org on Adelson’s secretive purchase of Nevada’s largest newspaper in December. His visit to Las Vegas is sponsored by the Las Vegas chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and hosted by the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies.
UNLV Associate Professor of History Michael Green will participate in the May 26th conversation. Green also has commented on the Adelson purchase and the resulting controversy in his weekly column in the Vegas Seven magazine.
Rosen has been an NYU professor since 1986. His PressThink weblog was honored in 2005 by Reporters Without Borders. Rosen is a semi-regular contributor to the Huffington Post. He is an outspoken advocate of citizen participation in journalism.