R.I. Press Assoc. to hold workshops,
induct 3 into Hall of Fame
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
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
Betty Cotter, South County Independent
Bob Kerr, Providence Journal
Mike Pare, Providence Business News
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
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.
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 874-2116