R.I. Press Association to host Journalism Day at URI
KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 21, 1999 -- The Rhode Island Press Association
and the University of Rhode Island Journalism Department will co-sponsor
their annual Journalism Day on Nov. 4, in Atriums I and II in URI's Memorial
Union on the Kingston Campus.
The day includes a morning panel from 10 a.m. to noon, a Hall of Fame
induction luncheon from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., and an afternoon panel from
2 to 4 p.m.
The topic of the morning panel is "Police Records in Rhode Island."
Panelists include Sheldon Whitehouse, R.I. attorney general; Jonathan Rockoff,
reporter, The Providence Journal; Joseph V. Cavanagh, First Amendment
lawyer; Police Captain Steven B. Fage, North Kingstown; and Police Chief
Richard Tamburini, Johnston. The moderator will be Barbara Meagher of WLNE
The Hall of Fame induction luncheon will honor writers and editors for
their outstanding accomplishments in the field of journalism. This year's
inductees are James V. Wyman, retired executive editor of The Providence
Journal; Ambrose Smith, sports writer for The Kent County Daily
Times; the late Winfield Townley Scott, poet and literary editor of The
Providence Journal, and the late Rosalie Frost, publisher of The
The afternoon panel will discuss "How Well Are the Media Covering
Gay and Lesbian Issues?" Panelists include Jennifer Levitz, reporter,
The Providence Journal; W. Fitzgerald Himmelsbach, liaison to the
gay and lesbian community in the office of Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci;
Andrea Herrmann, graduate assistant programmer in the URI Office of Housing
and Residential Life; and Peter Cassels, editor, Bay Windows, Boston's
gay and lesbian newspaper. Barbara F. Luebke, professor of journalism and
former department chair at URI, is the moderator.
The morning and afternoon panels are free and open to the public. Luncheon
reservations must be made by October 29. The cost is $12 per person, and
checks can be sent to Professor Linda Levin, RI Press Association, Department
of Journalism, Chafee Building, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
For More Information: Jan Sawyer, 401-874-2116