Fordham Conversations
Tapping into the Fordham University community to discuss and uncover issues that impact our world locally and beyond.

There are a lot of opinions about the news media, the future of broadcast journalism and what constitutes professional reporting. On this week’s Fordham Conversations we explore these questions and more by listening to past interviews from former hosts. Fordham Professor Dr. Bill Baker talks with Mary Wilson on how to save the ailing print industry. Then, News legend Sam Donaldson talks with WFUV’s Claudia Morell about citizen journalism and its questionable influence on the new industry. Finally, WFUV’s Lauren Naymie talks to Fordham Alumni Lynn Neary about how she got her start in radio.

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During this year’s HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) community service initiative Yankees ballplayers lent a hand to an animal rescue organization, comforted children with “Pillow of Love,” took a stand against bullies, and threw a birthday party for the homeless. On this week’s Fordham Conversations Guest Host Kris Venezia talks with Fordham’s Nolan Silbernagel, Eric Mollo, Kenny Ducey, Nick Logerfo and Bobby Gubin about their experience interviewing the player and organizations involved in Hope Week. We also hear extended versions of the Hope Week series that ran on WFUV.

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Do you know who's watching you? This week, Fordham Conversations is all about spies and surveillance. WFUV's Connor Ryan reports on NYC's surveillance cameras and how some people feel their privacy is being invaded. Then, Chris Williams talks to Spy Store NYC owner Bob Leonard about different types of spying equipment and the reasons for using them. Fordham University professor Al Auster discusses how spies have been portrayed in film, and how that differs from actual espionage. 

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