Wednesday, October 26, 2011

THURSDAY: Maryland Juice Goes Public, See You in Silver Spring // Plus, the Baltimore Sun's Paid Firewall Begins

The Society of Professional Journalists (DC Chapter) invites you to an event this Thursday. Please join Maryland Juice and a range of area journalists for an animated discussion about media ethics and the future of journalism. We're going to talk about topics ranging from the role of citizen journalists to the tricky challenge of how to fund news coverage in the future. See you tomorrow in Silver Spring!

The Press & the Public: 
An exchange of ideas between the public and working journalists

TOMORROW: THU 10/27 | 6:30 - 8:00PM
Fenton Room at the Silver Spring Civic Building

The event -- funded by a national SDX grant -- will bring journalists, news consumers and newsmakers together for a meaningful discussion of ethical, credible news and why it matters.

We will have remarks from a panel of speakers followed by audience participation. Panelists include:
  • Amy Reinink (moderator), a SPJ-DC board member and freelancer who has written for The Washington Post and other media outlets; 
  • Diana Huffman, a former editor and radio and TV reporter who currently is the Baltimore Sun distinguished lecturer, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland; 
  • Eric Bond, an SPJ member and publisher/editor of The Voice in Takoma Park/Silver Spring community; 
  • Craig  Terrill, media specialist, the city of Takoma Park; and 

SPJ believes that it's more important now than ever to provide a platform for the public and the press to sit down together and have an open exchange of ideas to engage the public in a discussion with working journalists about journalism ethics.

Silver Spring Civic Building is near the Metro stop on the red line and there is accessible parking nearby. For more information contact: Julie Asher, SPJ-DC president,

Another reason why Maryland Juice thinks this conversation is timely? See below. I call this the Sun Block:

P.S. Don't forget about tonight's Democratic Mega-Rally at Blair High School!

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