Do we need newspapers? How has the written word shaped our world? What can we learn from the past?
A discussion of these questions will come during a one-day conference, "Words in a Changing World: From Bradford to Bloggers," on Wednesday at The Center for the Written Word at Cardome, 800 Cincinnati Road, in Georgetown.
Keynote speaker will be John S. Carroll — who led the Los Angeles Times to 13 Pulitzer Prizes and the Lexington Herald-Leader to one when he was editor.
The conference kicks off with registration at 1 p.m., followed at 2 p.m. by a talk on pioneer printer John Bradford, publisher of the state's first newspaper, the Kentucky Gazette.
For more information, visit www.cardomecenter.com.