Working Journalists Seminar

Whether news still matters in community affairs will be discussed during this semester's Working Journalists Seminar, sponsored by the Department of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

The event will feature a panel discussion, "The Role of News in the Community," at 7p.m. Tuesday, Oct 7, in the University Center ballroom on the UWRF campus.  The program coincides with National News Engagement Day, an event being sponsored for the first time by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (AEJMC).

Participants in the  panel discussion will include Alan Burchill, the mayor of Hudson; Neil Kraus, professor and chair of political science at UWRF; Rich Kremer, reporter and host  of "The West Side" on Wisconsin Public Radio; and Chad Richardson, editor and publisherr, Hastings (Minn.) Star Gazette.

"Despite more news platforms conveniently available 24/7 and diverse ways to engage with news, getting infromed about news in no longer a national priority," the AEJMC notes on its website devoted to National News Engagement Day, newsengagement.orglink.  TheUWRF panel discussion will examine what this means for local politics and communities.

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