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WHO: Will Stebbins, the Washington bureau chief of Al Jazeera, will analyze the current state of world media and the U.S. response to the new information universe at a free, public media roundtable discussion sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs and John Carroll University. (Stebbins replaces David Marash at the roundtable. Mr. Marash is on assignment with the network.) Stebbins came to Al Jazeera from Associated Press Television News (APTN) where he was regional editor, overseeing the management of all of APTN's Latin American news. He joined the channel prior to the network’s launch and he oversees coverage of North and South America. He is multi-lingual and brings a wealth of broadcast experience from his previous roles as regional executive for APTN in Miami, senior producer for APTN in Havana and bureau chief for Worldwide Television News in Cairo. WHAT: Media Roundtable Discussion Area professional journalists will join Stebbins in exploring issues of accuracy and access to current news and news organizations. Among the questions: “Is the U.S. locking itself out of the new information universe? Why?” Also at the roundtable will be: Mona Debaz, international relations lecturer, JCU Cynthia Dettelbach, editor, Cleveland Jewish News David Knox, reporter, Akron Beacon Journal Fatina Salaheddine, editor and publisher, Al-Sahafa (Cleveland) Elizabeth Sullivan, columnist and editorial writer, The Plain Dealer Tim White, anchor, WKYC-TV3, Cleveland Richard D. Hendrickson, associate professor of Communication and Theatre Arts (JCU), will serve as moderator. WHERE: John Carroll University 20700 N. Park Blvd University Heights, OH Dolan Center for Science and Technology/Donahue Auditorium WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 2-3:30 p.m CONTACT: Linda Clark Director of global programming, Cleveland Council on World Affairs 216-781-3730 x125