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Words in a Changing World: from Bradford to Bloggers - May 22, 2013

This event is inspired by John Bradford, a member of the Bradford family who owned the land on which Cardome now stands.  He founded the Kentucky Gazette in Lexington in 1787. It was the first newspaper in Kentucky and had no rivals within 500 miles until 1795.

He also printed the first book published in Kentucky, a compilation of the first session of the Kentucky legislature in 1792, shortly after Kentucky became the 15th state of the United States.

John Bradford was, along with being a newspaper and book publisher, a founder of Lexington’s Public Library, chairman of the board of Transylvania University and a state representative.  He was a great champion of the need for an informed citizenry and the civic literacy it required.

This one day special event provides a wonderful overview of the importance of the written word from its earliest days to the special challenges facing traditional media today.

Event to include:

Panel Discussions:
John Bradford - His Role in Bringing Civic Literacy to Kentucky and Why This is Important Today 
The Written Word – Print Journalism at the Crossroads

Dinner with Keynote Speaker John Carroll, Former Editor, Los Angeles Times and Lexington Herald-Leader

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