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Two editors of major American newspapers and one national columnist will engage in a panel discussion, “Diversity in the Newsroom: Its Effect on What Gets Reported,” at Colby College on Sunday, October 10, at 4 p.m. in Kassman Auditorium. The discussion will be moderated by L. Sandy Maisel, director of The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. It is being held in conjunction with Colby’s annual Lovejoy Convocation, which will honor Studs Terkel in Lorimer Chapel at 8 p.m. that evening.
With panelists Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe columnist, Ann Marie Lipinski, Chicago Tribune editor and Greg Moore, Denver Post editor, the topic promises to spark debate. Lipinski and Moore are members of the selection committee granting the award to Terkel, who is known to hold liberal views, and Jacoby was hired by the Globe in 1994 to “balance its famously liberal roster of commentators.” These days, he writes primarily about politics and the election.
Moore, who spent 16 years at the Boston Globe before becoming editor of the Denver Post, calls founding a newspaper to cover minority affairs during his college years one of his “proudest achievements.”
Lipinski began her newspaper career in the 1970s, when newsrooms were still heavily male-dominated. She rose to the top, becoming the youngest-ever managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, in 1995.
The panel discussion, sponsored by The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, is an opportunity to discuss issues relevant to Studs Terkel, who has spent decades telling stories of the working class. Colby presents the award annually to an editor, reporter or publisher who has shown courage in contributing to the nation’s journalistic achievement.
Additional information about Lovejoy, the Lovejoy award and the event is online at www.colby.edu/lovejoy.
Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award