URI’s Journalism Day set for Thursday, Nov. 13

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KINGSTON, R.I. –November 5, 2008 –The University of Rhode Island will hold its annual Journalism Day this year during the morning and evening of Nov. 13. Both programs, co-sponsored by the Department of Journalism and the Rhode Island Press Association, are free and open to the public.


The morning program “Maintaining Journalistic Standards in a 24-hour News Cycle” will begin at 11 a.m. in Atrium One, Memorial Union, 50 Lower College Rd, Kingston.


Panelists will be Joel “Ed” Medina, director of multimedia development, Boston Globe/Boston.com; John Martin, editor of Governing.com; Fred Harwood, managing editor for online content/new media at the New Bedford Standard Times. Sheila Mullowney, executive editor, The Newport Daily News, will moderate.


The evening program is a panel discussion that begins at 7 p.m. in Swan Hall Auditorium, 60 Upper College Rd., Kingston. The topic is “Lipstick on a Pig: A Look Back at the Election.”


Panelists will be Jill Lawrence, a national political writer at USA TODAY and a former columnist for The Associated Press; Marc A. Genest, a professor of Strategy and Policy at the Naval War College and a former URI political science professor; and Ian Donnis, reporter and columnist for The Providence Phoenix.