From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg

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Event Date: 2018-07-05

On 5 of July Collegium Civitas will host the lecture “From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg” by Richard Hornik, renowned expert in media literacy and the Director of Overseas Partnership Programs for the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University.

Mr. Hornik has lectured on journalism since 2007 (at Stony Brook University). In 2001, Richard Hornik retired from his position as executive editor of AsiaWeek, capping 24 years with the publications of Time Inc. He ran TIME’s foreign coverage between 1994-97 and served as its bureau chief in Warsaw, Boston, Beijing and Hong Kong, and as national economics correspondent in Washington, D.C. and Europe business editor in London.

Mr. Hornik was in Poland for TIME from 1981-83 and was responsible for its coverage of the rise of Solidarity and the imposition of martial law. He was the lead correspondent for TIME’s 1981 Man of the Year cover on Lech Walesa. Hornik made annual reporting trips to Poland from 1989-2000, and he reported, wrote and edited TIME’s 1999 special report marking the 10th anniversary of Poland’s political and economic transformation. Since 2012, he has worked closely with the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at Adam Mickiewicz U., which in 2014 established Stony Brook’s first overseas partner, The Center for News Literacy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Mr. Hornik co-authored “Massacre in Beijing: China’s Struggle for Democracy”, and has written for Foreign Affairs, Fortune, Smithsonian, and The New York Times. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has an M.A. in Russian studies from George Washington University and a B.A. in political science from Brown University.

The lecture “From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Communications Revolution 2.0 requires a new literacy for the 21st Century” will be held within the framework of the Summer School Program at Collegium Civitas on July 5 at 11 a.m. in lecture room 1222. The lecture is open for Collegium Civitas students, however as the number of participants is limited, those wishing to take part are kindly requested to confirm their attendance at: