2018 Lovejoy Events

Please join us as we explore how the decline local journalism impacts our society.


The Shrinking Newsroom: Implications for Democracy 

 Sunday | Oct. 7 | 9 a.m. | SSWAC – Parker-Reed Room

Professor Sandy Maisel will host a panel discussion with David Shribman, executive editor and vice president of the Pittsburgh Post GazetteNancy Barnes, executive vice president of news and editor at Houston Chronicle Publishing Company, Marty Kaiser, senior fellow at the Democracy Fund, and Lawrence Goldman, senior research fellow at St. Peter’s College, Oxford. Bring your parents!


Shrinking Newsrooms and Community Impact           

Monday | Oct. 8 | 8:30 a.m. | Chace Community Forum, Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons

How do shrinking news spaces impact communities? Newspaper employment shrank 45% from 2009 to 2017. With this decimation of news staffs, what has happened to local coverage? What is the impact of regional news deserts? How have community voices changed when papers are populated by AP wire stories rather than narratives of local events? Jack Beaudoin ’87, writer and editor of Pine Tree Watch, Mizell Stewart III, news executive for Gannett and the USA TODAY Network, and David Shribman, executive editor and vice president of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, will join our honoree Chuck Plunkett to discuss how community voices have changed over the years. 


Inside of the Interview: Asking Tough Questions in Tough Situations

Monday | Oct. 8 | Noon | SSWAC – Parker-Reed Room 

Catrin Einhorn, a New York Times journalist who received a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for public service, along with a team of reporters, for exposing sexual harassment and misconduct across industries, will talk about how the team of reporters who exposed sexual harassment and misconduct was able weave such a difficult and important narrative. This opportunity is especially directed at students and faculty engaged in interview work.

Ms. Einhorn has covered sexual harassment in blue-collar workplaces, urban violence, Americans’s complicated relationship with firearms, and veterans’ issues. In 2016, Ms. Einhorn and Jodi Kantor wrote a series about everyday Canadians adopting Syrian refugees, documenting the surprises, challenges and intense relationships that arose over the year of sponsorship. Previously, she was part of a team that examined President Obama’s troop surge in Afghanistan by telling the personal stories of one battalion’s yearlong deployment in a multimedia series called “Year at War.”

Her work has been recognized with awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys), Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University, World Press Photo and Picture of the Year International. Before joining The New York Times, Ms. Einhorn was a public radio reporter and a Fulbright scholar in anthropology.


For more information, please contact:

Sherry Beard
Assistant Director, Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs
Colby College