Annual Meeting 2017

On Saturday, November 4th, join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet Mark Sappenfield, the new editor of The Christian Science Monitor, and Christa Case Bryant, a 2016 Nieman journalism fellow at Harvard, former politics editor at the Monitor, and correspondent for our region. We will discuss fairness and accuracy in the news today, and how the Monitor can best serve the members of our branch churches, societies, and surrounding communities.

The Student Center Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that supports the activities of the Christian Science Organization, a registered student organization at UW Madison, and provides a home for Concord House, an interfaith student dormitory committed to substance-free living. Every year in the fall we host an Annual Meeting where we invite various inspirational speakers to lead a discussion. This year we are honored to be hosting editors from the Christian Science Monitor, an award-winning international news organization.


Christa Case Bryant – Former Jerusalem bureau chief and politics editor, with a new assignment covering our region.

Mark Sappenfield – Editor of the Christian Science Monitor and director of the new daily digital edition.


10:00 – 10:20 a.m. — Annual Meeting. All are welcome.

10:20 – 11:45 a.m. — Discussion with Christa Case Bryant and Mark Sappenfield about the Monitor’s current role in serving our community and the world. Your ideas are warmly welcomed. Hear about experiences from the front line in Jerusalem to right here at home. Get an exclusive look at fairness from the perspective of the editor’s chair.

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Lunch served and fellowship with guests.

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. — Join Mark and Christa to continue the discussion of Fair and Accurate reporting with journalism students at UW and Edgewood College.

Please note that the afternoon session is a secular, non-religious event being offered primarily for journalism students at the two colleges. If you are neither a student, UW faculty, nor staff, and attended the morning sessions, you are entitled to stay as active listeners, so long as seating permits. But please be ready to give up your seat if large numbers of students show up, and understand that you will not be permitted to participate in the Q&A. This session is for the students, first and foremost.

Annual Meeting 2017

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