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Coverage of Government and Elections in the Age of Digital Media

Join the Public Policy Forum, and its partners from Marquette University's Diederich College of Communication and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, at a Viewpoint Luncheon that will explore the changing face of public policy reporting.

By - Feb 26th, 2014 02:31 pm

Later this year, voters in Wisconsin will cast ballots in gubernatorial and state legislative elections, while voters across the country will make choices in fierce congressional battles.

How will hundreds of online media outlets change the way these elections are covered by traditional news media? How has the changing nature of journalism transformed coverage of government in general? What is the nexus between good journalism and good government, and can that nexus be preserved in the digital age?

Join the Public Policy Forum, and its partners from Marquette University‘s Diederich College of Communication and the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, at a Viewpoint Luncheon that will explore the changing face of public policy reporting.

We will hear first from our keynote speaker:

Kevin Merida, Managing Editor, The Washington Post 

Then, a panel of local journalists will provide their take:

Charles Benson, News and Political Reporter, WTMJ-TV
Dave Umhoefer, Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Steve Walters, Senior Producer, Wisconsin Eye

Moderated by Dr. Lori Bergen, Dean
Diederich College of Communication
Marquette University

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
11:45-1:30
Italian Conference Center
631 E. Chicago Street
Downtown Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward
*Free Parking

Click here for more details and to sign up.

About Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is a project of United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM). NNS is dedicated to telling a balanced story about central city neighborhoods. It is supported in part by the Zilber Family Foundation, the Knight Foundation and Greater Milwaukee Foundation, with in-kind contributions from Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. To learn more, visit the Neighborhood News Service website at www.milwaukeenns.org, and follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter (@milwaukeenns).

For more information, contact:
Sharon McGowan, Editor-in-Chief
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
smcgowan@milwaukeenns.org
www.milwaukeenns.org

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