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Ex-Herald-Leader editor Carroll to speak at Georgetown conference

John Carroll, left, former editor of the Los Angeles Times and the Lexington Herald-Leader, was shown in this 2009 file photo with Burgess Carey.
John Carroll, left, former editor of the Los Angeles Times and the Lexington Herald-Leader, was shown in this 2009 file photo with Burgess Carey.

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.

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