President Bollinger Delivers Lecture at University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service

September 30, 2008

As part of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service’s “Inspiring Ideas and Action” speakers series, President Bollinger gave a lecture entitled "Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: The Press and Freedom of the Press in the 20th and 21st Centuries." He discussed the challenges facing the business of journalism during the Internet age which has seen decreasing newspaper circulations because of free online content and less advertising revenues. He examined the paradox the Internet offers by expanding access to public information, while damaging the 20th Century model of the news gathering business. He also touched on the effects of globalization on the democratic concept of free speech and freedom of the press throughout the world. Video