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Janeen Bjork Speaks In Greenwich On Evolution Of Newspapers

Janeen Bjork
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GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Retired Men’s Association will present Janeen Bjork's discussion “The Evolution of American Newspapers: Style, Philosophy, Role in Society” on Wednesday, Jan, 13, at the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich.

Is it time to write an obituary for American newspapers? Where once almost every adult in America read a newspaper, today hard-copy editions and investigative reporting are vaporizing, while blogs that allow almost anyone to flash fact-free opinions to the world proliferate. How have American newspapers evolved and where might they be headed?

Bjork, an independent television researcher and frequent speaker in Greenwich and the region, will give an abbreviated history of American newspapers, touching on four milestone periods along the way: 18th century Colonial; 19th century (the telegraph, the impact of industrialization, and the “muckrakers”), the 20th century, and today/tomorrow. She will illustrate this story with Greenwich newspapers, which in many ways are a microcosm of American newspaper history.

Bjork, a resident of Greenwich, is a 30-year veteran of a variety of television programming and research positions.

Retired Men’s Association meetings are free and open to the public; no reservations are required. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with a social break (coffee and cake) around 10:40 a.m., followed by Bjork's discussion at 11 a.m.

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The First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich is at 1 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich.

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