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On Thursday, October 11, newspaper editors from The Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and The Boston Globe will discuss “Coverage of the Crisis: The Media Since September 11th” in a panel discussion at Colby College in Waterville. The 1:30 p.m. event will be in the Robins Room on the second floor of the Roberts Building (above the college bookstore). It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
The three participating newspaper editors are members of Colby’s Lovejoy award selection committee. They are Matthew Storin, recently retired editor of The Boston Globe; Ann Marie Lipinski, editor of The Chicago Tribune; and Rebecca Corbett, assistant managing editor of the Baltimore Sun.
At 8 p.m. Tom and Pat Gish, owners and publishers of the Mountain Eagle in Whitesburg, Ky., will receive the 49th Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for journalism at a formal convocation in Given Auditorium of Bixler Art and Music Center. The Gishes were selected for their courage in writing about the failures of the War on Poverty, the ravages of strip mining, mine safety, home-loan gouging by eastern Kentucky banks, union leaders’ corruption, police brutality and problems in local schools. The couple has endured shunning and threats and in 1974 a firebomb destroyed their newspaper office.
The convocation, featuring an address by the Gishes, is open to the public.