Ernest Hooper, Janell Irwin, Rob Lorei

Press & Politics: The Future of the American Press

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Firehouse Cultural Center

Event type: Workshops & Classes

Join Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper, Tampa Bay Business Journal writer Janell Irwin, and Rob Lorei, WMNF news director and host of WEDU’s Florida This Week for a panel discussion that will delve into debate about real news versus fake news, the growing divide between the White House and the press, and how the evolving dynamics of social media change the way information gets delivered to citizens. The event is free & open to the public.

The FCC Brenda Knowles ‘Inside Journalism’ Series

This series includes panel discussions focused on all forms of journalism, from print, broadcast, and photo-journalism to on-line media, followed by audience Q & A. The Brenda Knowles ‘Inside Journalism’ Series has been established to honor the impact Knowles made as the Publisher and Editor of South Hillsborough County’s award-winning community newspaper, The Observer. Brenda worked for The Observer from 1988 until her death in January, 2014. She enjoyed her work immensely and had a never-ending passion for creating a newspaper that was relevant to the community and a “relentless focus on sharing good news.” On her editorial side, Brenda was dedicated to the proper use of the English language.

This event is FREE, but seating is limited. Reserve your seat now!


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