Civic News Library Listening Series May 17 in Boston

May 1, 2007

ON MAY 17, BOSTON-AREA EXPERTS TO DISCUSS AND
SHARE CHANGES IN NEWS AT COMMUNITY LEVEL;
FIRST NENF “CIVIC NEWS LIBRARY LISTENING” EVENT

BOSTON — Sweeping changes in the technology and economics of news that create new opportunities for building community are the topic when the New England News Forum holds its first “Civic News Library Listening Series” event Thurs., May 17 at the Boston Public Library.

The 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. event is free and public and will include a Q&A session during which the audience can share ideas and initiatives at local community building. The session is entitled: “Restoring Media Trust: The News Revolution — What It Means to Your Community?”
Among expert speakers will be John Wilpers, editor of BostonNOW, the new free daily newspaper;  Ellen Hume, director of the Center on Media & Society at UMass-Boston and founder of the New England Ethnic News Wire, Callie Crossley, of WGBH’s “Beat the Press” and NPR’s “News & Notes,” and Lisa Williams, originator of H2Otown.info, a citizens-news website for the city of Watertown and an acknowledged expert on so-called “placeblogs” — a term she’s coined and will explain.

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