Monthly Meetings

Dr. John V. Pavlik, Rutgers Journalism, To Speak Nov. 19, Rudy's, Hackensack

JOHN V. PAVLIK, professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at the School of Communications and Information, Rutgers, is the speaker at our Sat., Nov. 19 luncheon meeting at Rudy's Restaurant, 107 Anderson Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601. The cost is $23 and includes wine, for which the GSJA is paying. The telephone there is 201-489-4831. The luncheon offers a choice of broiled salmon, veal parmigiano or New York shell steak as well as a salad, ziti and a hot apple cobbler.

Dr. Pavlik 's topic is “Journalism Disrupted: Threats and Opportunities on the Horizon.” He is a highly sought-after speaker. In fact, as we compiled this message, he was in Campo Grande, Brazil, at a journalism conference – speaking on a similar topic.

Pavlik is also faculty associate at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI). He is former chair of the editorial board for Television Quarterly, the journal of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is the former executive director of The Center for New Media at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he was also a professor. He is a former senior fellow of the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Previously, he served as the founding director of the School of Communications at San Diego State University. He is the former director for Research and Technology Studies at The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University.

Pavlik has written many publications on the impact of new technology on journalism, media and society. His most recent book is “Converging Media,” co-authored with Shawn McIntosh, published in 2012 by Oxford University Press.

Our speaker earned his Ph.D. and M.A. Degrees in mass communication from the University of Minnesota. He is a 1978 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.


From the George Washington Bridge area, take Route 4 West about 5 or 6 miles to Hackensack Avenue. Go under the overpass and exit Hackensack Avenue, bear right. At Sears parking lot, on driver's right, turn right onto Anderson Avenue, past Sears at Main Street. Go straight, bearing right, about 3/10ths of a mile. Rudy's, green roof, is on the left side. There's plenty of parking.

From I-80 East or West, exit at East Kennedy (the other end of town), stay right to Hudson Street. Make left turn at Hudson, bear right onto Main Street. Proceed to Sears building and Anderson Street. Total mileage either from Hackensack Avenue/Route 4 of I-80 is about 2 miles.

Alternative routes: From New York/Lincoln Tunnel to Route 94 north. After tolls, proceed on freeway and stay right. Exit at Fort Lee Rd/Leonia. Take Ft. Lee Road toward Teaneck to the first light, which is Teaneck Road. Make a right turn and continue to the circle (hospital is on driver's left at Teaneck Road). Bear left onto Cedar Lane, go through Teaneck and over the river into Hackensack where road is called Anderson.


We will have our Holiday Party on December 17, a Saturday, at a place to be announced.

In the new year, we will be meeting on: Sat., January 21; Sat. February 25 (the 18th is during the long weekend holiday for

Martin Luther King; Sat., March 18; April will be either a Wednesday night or Sat., 22 (the 15th is on the Easter holy days of the 14, 15 and 16) and Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Annual Memorial Awards Dinner at The Chart House, Weehawken.