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FGCU Hosts First Amendment Center's Ken Paulson, Nov. 18

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University hosts "Rebooting America: The First Amendment for a New Generation," presented by Ken Paulson, Thursday, Nov. 18, in Academic Building 5, Room 112. A reception prior to the event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Academic Building 5. Paulson will speak at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are limited. The attire is business casual.

"There's a young generation of tech-savvy and demanding consumers who have already revolutionized the music business," Ken Paulson says. "Now they have the power to shape the news media in similarly dramatic fashion, and the future of journalism hangs in the balance."

Paulson is a First Amendment expert and a pop culture historian. He is the president of the First Amendment Center and former editor-in-chief of USA Today.

FGCU College of Arts and Sciences Dean Donna P. Henry will make opening remarks. Terry Eberle, vice president and executive editor of The News-Press Media Group will introduce Paulson.

The event is presented by the future journalism program of FGCU. Partners include The News-Press Media Group, the Naples Press Club, WGCU Public Media, Naples Daily News, the FGCU Honors Program, and the Office of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

Attendees must reserve a ticket at no later than Nov. 11. Attendees requiring special accommodations should contact Sam Holland at

For more information, media representatives should contact Lyn Millner, assistant professor of Journalism at (239) 590-7257.

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