R.I. Press Assoc. to hold workshops, induct 3 into Hall of Fame

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KINGSTON, R.I.-Nov. 5, 1998 — The Rhode Island Press Association and the University of Rhode Island Journalism Department will hold its annual fall seminar on Thursday, November 19. Morning and afternoon workshops focusing on challenges of the working press will be led by veteran journalists. During a lunch, three Rhode Island photographers will be inducted into the Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame which is housed at URI. Journalists from Rhode Island newspapers will lead the morning workshops, sharing their challenges and experiences with less seasoned journalists and students. Topics range from opinion writing to cultivating sources. During the lunch, two brothers, Bill Rooney and the late George Rooney, both photographers for the Providence Journal, will be inducted into the Journalism Hall of Fame. The late Earl “Flash” Dumin, a photographer for the Times in Pawtucket, is the third inductee. A prize-winning editor, a national producer, a chaplain at Brown University and the ombudsman for the Boston Globe will form a panel in the afternoon to discuss what happens when journalists cross the line and fabricate a story. Members of the audience will be able to ask questions during the interactive sessions. The following is a schedule of the day-long event: Morning Workshops 10 a.m. – noon at the Memorial Union Covering a Tragedy: Gerry Goldstein, Providence Journal, South County Cathy Callahan, Newport Daily News Opinion Writing: Betty Cotter, South County Independent Bob Kerr, Providence Journal Cultivating Sources: Mike Pare, Providence Business News Sports Reporting: Jim Donaldson, Providence Journal Steve Leone, Newport Daily News Surfing the Net for Stories and Information David Herzog – Providence Journal Hall of Fame Luncheon from 12:30 -1:45 p.m. at the University Club The afternoon panel, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Memorial Union Ballroom Truth and Consequences: When Journalists Cross the Line Moderator: Dan Warner, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of The Lawrence (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune. Panelists include Janet Cooper-Nelson, chaplain at Brown University; Jack Thomas, ombudsman for the Boston Globe; and Adam Wiener, URI alumnus and producer, CBS News. -xxx- For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 874-2116