Category Archives: Bios

Robert Bateman

2006 CONFERENCE SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Special Guest Presenter: Robert Bateman

robert_bateman_sRobert Bateman is a professional soldier, an historian and author. He is both Airborne and Ranger qualified, and has served as an Infantry officer around the world over the course of his career. He has also served as a “Military Fellow” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and taught history at the United States Military Academy and George Mason University. Currently he is assigned to the Pentagon, where he works as a strategist.

As a freelance writer he has published more than 200 articles and reviews in both military professional as well as academic journals and commercial magazines and newspapers. His first book, Digital War, A View from the Front Lines (1999) was an edited anthology about the future of war which has subsequently been published in paperback as well as Korean and Chinese. His second book, No Gun Ri, a Military History of the Korean War Incident (2002), was an academic work of military history which investigated the history, and the reporting of, the events at No Gun Ri in 1950.

In January 2005 he left his home on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and went to Baghdad. Over the course of the year he served in Iraq he wrote a column for the DC Examiner newspaper and also updated the readers of the MSNBC.COM blog “Altercation,” (hosted by the liberal pundit Eric Alterman) every week with his observations about life in Baghdad and Iraq.


Clifford Christians

2006 CONFERENCE SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
Clifford Christians, April 8 keynote

Clifford_ChristiansClifford G. Christians is the Charles H. Sandage Distinguished Professor and Research Professor of Communications at the University of Illinois-Urbana. He has joint appointments as a Professor of Journalism and a Professor of Media Studies. He is the author, co-author, or editor of Responsibility in Mass Communication, Teaching Ethics in Journalism Education, Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning (7th ed. 2005), Good News: Social Ethics and the Press, Communication Ethics and Universal Values, Jacques Ellul: Interpretive Essays, and Moral Engagement in Public Life: Theorists for Contemporary Ethics. His latest book with colleagues from Stanford and Europe, Normative Theories of the Media, is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press.


Dan Gillmor, April 7 keynote

2006 CONFERENCE SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Dan Gillmor, April 7 keynote

dan_gillmorDan Gillmor is author of “We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People” (O’Reilly Media, 2004), a book that explains the rise of citizens’ media and why it matters. He is currently working on several projects aimed at enabling grassroots journalism and expanding its reach. He also writes a regular column for the Financial Times.

From 1994-2004, Gillmor was a columnist at the San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s daily newspaper, and wrote a weblog for SiliconValley.com. He joined the Mercury News after six years with the Detroit Free Press. Before that, he was with the Kansas City Times and several newspapers in Vermont. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Vermont, Gillmor received a Herbert Davenport fellowship in 1982 for economics and business reporting at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. During the 1986-87 academic year he was a journalism fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he studied history, political theory and economics. He has won or shared in several regional and national journalism awards. Before becoming a journalist he played music professionally for seven years.