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"Is the Truth Front Page News?" Journalist Panel

Chicago Journalists to Discuss the Changes and Challenges
Involved in Reporting Headline News


Journalistic efforts have never been more important. In the wake of the Blagojevich trials, the BP oil spill and the upcoming election season, those journalists committed to going beyond the sound bite and the official word can shed light on our society like no one else. But in this age of shrinking media giants, growing niche outlets, and news breaking bloggers, where should consumers turn to get their news?

A panel of prominent local journalists hosted by WBEZ's Richard Steele will share their opinions and experiences on what is involved in reporting a major news story, and the pros and cons of news organizations large and small. Performance excerpts from Remy Bumppo's production of Night and Day, highlighting the risks and responsibilities of foreign correspondents, will serve as a springboard to the panel conversation. An audience question and answer session and lobby reception round out the evening. The event will be recorded for broadcast on the Chicago Amplified archives.

Event Panelists

Richard Steele
Richard Steele, Event Moderator
Host of WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight
Ramsin Canon
Ramsin Canon,
political editor and co-founder of Gaper's Block
Alden K. Loury
Alden K. Loury, publisher of The Chicago Reporter
Mary Mitchell
Mary Mitchell,
columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times
Timothy McNulty
Timothy J. McNulty,
co-director of Medill School of Journalism's National Security Initiative

When and Where

Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm
Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
This program was presented in conjunction with our production of Night and Day by Tom Stoppard.