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March 30 Panel Discussion Will Focus on Media's Coverage of Local Government
For release: March 24, 2006
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A group of print and broadcast journalists and public officials will appear in a community forum about media coverage of local government March 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre on the University of Memphis campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The panelists will share grievances, observations, laughs, and stories of covering government – and of being covered. There will be time for questions from the audience. Scheduled to attend are Otis Sanford of The Commercial Appeal, Jackson Baker of The Memphis Flyer, Jim Turpin of WPTY-TV, Darrell Phillips of WMC-TV, Les Smith of WHBQ-TV, and Memphis City Council members TaJuan Stout Mitchell, Tom Marshall, and Dedrick Brittenum Jr.

The forum is sponsored by the U of M's Department of Journalism and the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

For more information, call 678-2401.

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