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Department of Communications/
News Bureau
22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Annual Journalism Day at URI slated for Nov. 16

KINGSTON, R.I. -- November 3, 2000 -- The Rhode Island Press Association and the University of Rhode Island's Department of Journalism will host their annual Journalism Day on Thursday, November 16.

There will be a panel discussion in the morning about careers in the media and another in the afternoon about the presidential election.

At 12:30 p.m., four Rhode Island journalists will be inducted into the Rhode Island Journalism Hall of Fame during a luncheon at the University Club.

The inductees are Carol McCabe, retired reporter and book editor for The Providence Journal; the late Selig Greenberg, medical reporter for The Providence Journal; Don Lewis, retired editor of The Westerly Sun, and the late James Murphy, managing editor of The Pawtucket Times.

The panel discussions are as follows:

10 a.m. to noon: IN THE TRENCHES: A panel of former journalism students now working in newspapers, photojournalism, television, public relations and the Internet who will talk about their jobs. Atrium 1, Memorial Union.Panelists include:

o Kristen Cyr, editor, Northeast Independent, North Kingstown (URI journalism alumna).

o David Goldman, photojournalist, South County Independent, Wakefield (URI journalism alumnus).

o James Finlaw, reporter, Fall River Herald, Fall River, Mass.

o Joshua Feinstein, writer,, Manhattan, N.Y. (URI journalism alumnus)

o James Beardsworth, director of public relations for Cote and D'Ambrosio,

North Kingstown, and former deputy director of communications for Governor Lincoln Almond (URI journalism alumnus).

o Kristen Joyal, producer, Channel 12, East Providence (URI journalism alumna)

2 to 3 p.m. AN ELECTION POSTMORTEM: A panel of local and regional journalists and political scientists will analyze the recent presidential campaign. Memorial Union Ballroom. Panelists include:

o Tina Cassidy, political reporter, Boston Globe

o Scott McKay, political reporter, The Providence Journal

o Marc Genest, associate professor of political science, URI

o Moderator: Linda Lotridge Levin, professor of journalism, URI

The morning and afternoon panels are free and open to the public. Reservations for the luncheon are required. To reserve a place, send check to Linda Levin, URI Department of Journalism, Chafee Social Science Center., Kingston, R.I. 02881. Deadline is Monday, Nov. 13.

For Information: Linda Levin, 874-4287, Jan Sawyer, 874-2116


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