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Journalism Day to be held at URI, Nov 5

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KINGSTON, R.I.--October 29, 2009--Police records and privacy, paying for online news, and reporting on the financial crisis, are the topics of this yearís Journalism Day. Co-sponsored by URIís Department of Journalism and The Rhode Island Press Association, the event will be held Thursday, Nov. 5 at URIís Kingston campus. It is free and open to the public. Hereís the schedule:

9:30 a.m. "Police Records: Privacy v. Right to Know"
Tim White, investigative reporter, Channel 12
Michael Field, chief, Open Government Unit, R.I. Attorney General's office
Capt. Jeffrey Allen, South Kingstown police
Howard Merton, attorney and partner, Partridge, Snow, Hahn
Moderator: Linda Lotridge Levin, chair, URI Depart. of Journalism
Location: Atrium 2, Memorial Union, 50 Lower College Rd.
11 a.m. "Should You Pay to Read a Newspaper Online?"
Sheila Mullowney, executive editor, The Newport Daily News
Neil Ryan, a senior journalism student
Peter Phipps, managing editor, online, The Providence Journal
Moderator: Scott Pickering, managing editor, East Bay Newspapers Location: Atrium 2, Memorial Union, 50 Lower College Rd.
7 p.m. "Who Failed More? Banks or Journalists?"
John Kostrzewa, assistant managing editor for commerce and consumer news, The Providence Journal
Dan McCrum, columnist for the Financial Times, based in New York
Karl A. Kozak, president and CEO, Pawtucket Credit Union
Moderator: Mark S. Murphy, editor, Providence Business News
Location: Swan Hall, 60 Upper College Road