Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune magazine, will discuss “The Death of Truth: The Future of Journalism in the 21st Century,” at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, in the Mount Carmel Auditorium at Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Murray will discuss the growing misinformation surrounding journalism and how the industry can respond to this challenge. His expertise has helped advance Fortune magazine as one of the most respected voices in business journalism.
“Alan Murray is one of the great leaders in journalism in the last 20 years because he always has his finger on the latest trends and ideas that move the industry forward,” said Chris Roush, dean of the School of Communications. “I’m honored that he’ll be speaking to the Quinnipiac community.”
Murray will be the first guest lecturer in a speaker series launching this fall at the School of Communications. The series will feature communications executives who will discuss issues and trends in their fields and how they manage them.
Before becoming CEO of Fortune, Murray was the chief content officer at Time Inc. In that role, he oversaw Time’s editorial policies and standards and was responsible for its commitment to quality journalism and storytelling. He also served as editor-in-chief of Fortune.
Murray’s diverse background includes serving as president of the Pew Research Center, hosting an eponymous show on CNBC and spending more than two decades at The Wall Street Journal.
At Pew, Murray oversaw the rapid expansion of the center’s digital footprint, with website traffic doubling and social media referrals tripling during his time there. He also led the center into an exploration of new data methodologies in its research and an expansion of its global work.
At The Wall Street Journal, Murray served as deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, from 2007 to 2012, with editorial responsibility for the Journal’s websites, mobile products, television and video content, books and conferences. He also spent a decade as the Journal’s Washington Bureau Chief from 1993 to 2002. During that time, the bureau won three Pulitzer Prizes. Murray also oversaw The Journal Online, demonstrating that a newspaper could have profitable online activities that both enhanced and contributed to its print operation.
Murray is the author of four books: “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Management,” “Revolt in the Boardroom,” “The Wealth of Choices” and “Showdown at Gucci Gulch,” co-authored with Jeffrey Birnbaum. He is a member of the Gridiron Club, the New York Economics Club and the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the Governing Council of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-582-8652.