Panel: Who Makes the News?

Posted on April 21, 2006

A Panel Discussion with Local News Directors & Newspaper Editors

Thursday, May 11, 7-9 pm
Temple University Center City, 1515 Market St., Rm 222
FREE and Open to the Public

Join Media Tank as we bring together local news directors, newspaper editors, and members of the local community to talk about how local news is created and discuss how it represents and fulfills the needs of different communities. Get a behind the scenes look at how decisions are made regarding what is considered news worthy, who makes these important decisions, and the impact these decisions have on the city at large.

What is the role of local news outlets in disseminating information and framing important issues?

What are the best ways for individuals and communities to reach media outlets and get their issues covered?

Featured Speakers Include:
– Chris Blackman, News Director, NBC-10 WCAU
– Chris Satullo, Editorial Page Editor, Philadelphia Inquirer
– Yvette Ousley, Assistant City Desk Editor, Philadelphia Daily News
– Irv Randolph, Managing Editor, Philadelphia Tribune
(Additional panelists have been invited)

Moderated by Linn Washington, Temple University Dept. of Journalism and The Philadelphia Tribune

This panel is part of Media Tank’s Local Issues, Local Voices: A Media Monitoring & Education Project which looks to examine Philadelphia’s local media outlets coverage of important community issues and their accountability to the many diverse neighborhoods of this dynamic city. For more details on the project, please visit our website

MEDIA TANK is a non-profit media education organization working to provide communities withtools to understand and participate in critical decisions about our nation’s media system and culture.For more information visit or call 215-563-1100.

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