2017-03-16 / Local News

Media panel to discuss challenges in coverage

The Leelanau County Democratic Party will present a program entitled News Media Today – Challenges and Consequences at 7 p.m. next Thursday, March 23, at the Leelanau County Government Center in Suttons Bay.

Three panelists will be featured: Bob Giles, former editor and publisher of The Detroit News; Peter Payette, executive director of Interlochen Public Radio; and Jacob Wheeler, founding editor of the Glen Arbor Sun and communications manager for the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities.

Dave Barrons, a retired meteorologist, will moderate the program.

The panelists will discuss balancing news and commentary, and factors that help and hinder accurate reporting.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be preceded at 6:30 p.m. by a brief business meeting of the county Democratic party.

For more information contact Barbara Abbott by phone at 271-6091, or by email at abbottb@msu.edu.

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