SPJ_Vertical_Web.jpgOn November 17 together with the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, The Citizens Campaign is pleased to co-sponsor and participate in a lively discussion on "Who is a Journalist?" at the Montclair Public Library.

Join many of the top journalists, scholars and lawmakers in the state for an important panel discussion and question & answer session...Who is a Journalist? (REGISTER HERE)




Panelists & Presenters:

  • Jonathan Alter, an award-winning author, reporter, columnist and television analyst. Former Senior Editor of Newsweek and frequent TV news commentator.
  • Thomas Healy, Author of the best-selling "The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind--and Changed the History of Free Speech in America"
  • Senator Loretta Weinberg, NJ Senate Majority Leader and prime sponsor of legislation to expand OPRA and the Sunshine Law.
  • Dr. Uchenna Ekwo, Center for Media Peace Initiatives
  • Peter Szekely, Deadline Club & The Newspaper Guild
  • Merrill Brown, Director of Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media 
  • Justin Auciello, Jersey Shore Hurricane News
  • Ronni Reich, The Star-Ledger 
  • Heather Taylor, Communications Director, The Citizens Campaign
  • Michael Shapiro, Founder & Editor, The Alternative Press  

This event is co-sponsored by: 

NJ Society of Professional Journalists, The Deadline Club, The Newspaper Guild of NY, The Citizens Campaign and The Center for Media Peace Initiatives

 With top speakers, food and a chance to speak your mind, it is important that you... 




1:30  Refreshments and Check-In. (The RSVP List will be honored only from 1:30 until 2 PM, as per library rules. After that time the event is open to the public, with capacity capped at 100 people)

2:00 - 4:00   Lively Discussion. The event will begin at 2PM sharp.  We will debate many aspects of journalism today, including citizen-journalism, public relations, feature reporting and, of course, the proposed national shield law for protecting sources.  Audience participation is encouraged.

4:00 - 4:45 Meet & Mingle


Parking & Transportation:

The Montclair Public Library is at 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042.  Directions can be found at http://www.montclairlibrary.org/schedule  The library is convenient to the Garden State Parkway, Exit 148. 

From New York:  If you are coming from New York and do not have a car, please let us know in your RSVP email. We will try to arrange a carpool. FYI...There is usually an hourly bus leaving from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on the half-hour. It is the DeCamp #66. Please check the schedule: http://www.decamp.com/schedules_routes.asp  If you get off at Bloomfield Avenue and Park Street, you will be a short walk from the library. Please ask for directions in your RSVP email.    


Please check njspj.org for updates and more info!
WHEN November 17, 2013 at 2pm - 5pm

WHERE Montclair Public Library
50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
United States
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Emily Kratzer ·