Journalism Day to be held at URI, Nov 5

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 year’s Journalism Day. Co-sponsored by URI’s Department of Journalism and The Rhode Island Press Association, the event will be held Thursday, Nov. 5 at URI’s Kingston campus. It is free and open to the public. Here’s 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